Two Upcoming Live-Streamed Interviews! July 20 with Laurie Stone and July 28 with Batja Mesquita.

Tan Siak Kew: Going Against the Grain

Fiona Lu Pin Tan

'A scholar by inclination, a businessman by necessity, a diplomat by duty' -- those were the apt words chosen by a reporter in 1966 to describe Tan Siak Kew and his multi-dimensional public life.

READ FULL DESCRIPTION

Bulk non-returnable discounts

Quantity Price Discount
List Price $32.00  

Quick Quote

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit

$32.00


Book Information

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Publish Date: 11/05/2014
Pages: 120
ISBN-13: 9789814603072
ISBN-10: 9814603074
Language: English

Full Description

'A scholar by inclination, a businessman by necessity, a diplomat by duty' -- those were the apt words chosen by a reporter in 1966 to describe Tan Siak Kew and his multi-dimensional public life. He was a fervent supporter of education, President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for multiple terms, Chairman of the Nantah University Council, Singapore's first ambassador to Thailand, nominated member of the Legislative Assembly, community leader of the Teochews, and notable philanthropist. Effectively bilingual and conscious of his responsibility to both his community and the new nation which was about to be born, Tan was able to act as the bridge between the Chinese-speaking and English-speaking communities with his tact and non-partisan position. Tan Siak Kew: Going Against the Grain, is a biographical sketch of this under-appreciated pioneer, telling the story of his public life through historical records and discussions with his contemporaries.

We have updated our privacy policy. Click here to read our full policy.