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Table Of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Globalisation Today
The Changing Global Economy
The Quantum Leap of Western Civilisation
Imperialism Kick-starts Globalisation
Impact of Globalisation on Asian Civilisations
Singapore as Part of British Malaya
Building a Nation in a Globalised World
The Magic Wand of the People’s Action Party
International Relations and National Security
Wealth Creation through Globalisation
Climbing the Global Economic Ladder
Towards a Knowledge-based Economy
Money Matters
Building Human and Social Capital
Singapore Workforce and Welfare
The Relentless Pursuit of Education
Keeping Singapore Healthy and More
A Decent Home for Everyone
Enhancing Liveability
Architecture and Urban Design
Awakening of the Arts
A Sports Hub
The Tropical Outdoors
Index
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Singapore and Asia - Celebrating Globalisation and an Emerging Post-Modern Asian Civilisation

Singapore and Asia - Celebrating Globalisation and an Emerging Post-Modern Asian Civilisation

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As Europe and America are whip-sawed by East Asia in the global economy, the universality of modern Western civilization is being questioned.

Across Confucian East Asia in Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, the hard earned dollar is saved and invested. Love of learning has facilitated climbing up the economic ladder and spawning a culture of techno-scientific research. Beyond its economic achievement, the making of global Singapore has shown that blending the strengths and values of both East and West yields an unusually efficient, disciplined and cohesive forward-looking society.

Constructive post-modernism, seeking ways to improve on modernism in the West, has consonance with the world view and spirituality of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Rather than the continued pursuit of Western modernism, East Asia appears to be on path towards evolving a post-modern Asian civilization.
As Europe and America are whip-sawed by East Asia in the global economy, the universality of modern Western civilization is being questioned.

Across Confucian East Asia in Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, the hard earned dollar is saved and invested. Love of learning has facilitated climbing up the economic ladder and spawning a culture of techno-scientific research. Beyond its economic achievement, the making of global Singapore has shown that blending the strengths and values of both East and West yields an unusually efficient, disciplined and cohesive forward-looking society.

Constructive post-modernism, seeking ways to improve on modernism in the West, has consonance with the world view and spirituality of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Rather than the continued pursuit of Western modernism, East Asia appears to be on path towards evolving a post-modern Asian civilization.

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