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Merdeka and Much More: The Reminiscences of a Raffles Professor, 1953-67

Merdeka and Much More: The Reminiscences of a Raffles Professor, 1953-67 (Paperback)

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Professor K.G. Tregonning's anecdotal memoir of his years as a member of the Department of History in the University of Singapore, culminating as Raffles Professor, captures the mood and milieu of Singapore as the country emerged from colonial rule to become a self-governing independent nation. Arriving at the height of the Cold War, Tregonning was acutely conscious of the ongoing Malayan Emergency and of the political shifts taking place across Southeast Asia. He records meetings with a number of the region's leaders, and encounters with students and colleagues who would later feature in Singapore politics, or become leading figures in the academic world. The result is an engaging and very personal account of a university and a professional, political and social environment that is very different from that found in Singapore today.

BiographyMemoirsHistory & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian history Publisher: NUS Press Publication Date: 15/05/2010 ISBN-13: 9789971694227  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Kennedy G. Tregonning joined the University of Malaya at Singapore as a lecturer in History in 1953, and in 1959 was appointed Raffles Professor of History. Upon leaving Singapore he became Headmaster of Hale School in Wembley Downs, Western Australia, a position he held from 1967 until 1988

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