Lee Kuan Yew: Race, culture and genes

Barr, Michael D. (1999) Lee Kuan Yew: Race, culture and genes. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 29 2: 145-166. doi:10.1080/00472339980000291

Author Barr, Michael D.
Title Lee Kuan Yew: Race, culture and genes
Journal name Journal of Contemporary Asia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1752-7554
Publication date 1999
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00472339980000291
Volume 29
Issue 2
Start page 145
End page 166
Total pages 22
Place of publication Nottingham, U.K
Publisher Taylor and Francis - Routledge
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C1
430102 History - Asian
780199 Other
Formatted abstract
Racism is rarely far from the surface of Asian societies, and this is especially true of those multiracial societies that feel the need to promote racial tolerance as part of official ideology. Yet even in these cases, promoting racial tolerance does not necessarily imply the promotion of racial indifference. Singapore's multiracialism, for instance, encourages a high consciousness of one's race even as it insists on tolerance. Further, it has been considered by many as a covert form of discrimination in favour of the majority Chinese and against the minorities, especially the Malays. This article is an attempt to advance our understanding of Singapore's idiosyncratic version of multiracialism by casting new light on the thinking of its primary architect, Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
Q-Index Code C1

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