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Tan Lark Sye

by CHU ONG | 11 August 2015
Synopsis
This book records Mr Tan Lark Sye's remarkable contribution to the founding of Nanyang University. Mr Tan Lark Sye was born in China in 1887 and died in Singapore in 1972. Mr Tan was a leading rubber industrialist in Southeast Asia of his time. He was also an activist and believed in the value of education. As Chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in the 1950s, he fought for citizenship for Chinese people in Singapore, and for the Chinese language to be one of Singapore's official languages. Mr Tan's most outstanding contribution, however, was the initiating of the founding of Nanyang University in 1953. He donated SGD 5 million to its building fund, as well as 523 acres of land for its campus on behalf of the Hokkien Huay Kuan. The book is the English translation of a Chinese book published in 1997 to commemorate Mr Tan's 100th birth anniversary by the Nanyang University Alumni Association of Hong Kong. It collects essays by outstanding Nanyang graduates and speeches by Mr Tan. It elaborates on how Mr Tan advocated to establish the Nanyang University against various difficulties. It tells legendary life stories of Mr Tan including his chronology. The book is well-illustrated with many precious pictures of Mr Tan and his family members. It is a must-read for those interested in the history of Nanyang University and the legendary life of Mr Tan.
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Synopsis
This book records Mr Tan Lark Sye's remarkable contribution to the founding of Nanyang University. Mr Tan Lark Sye was born in China in 1887 and died in Singapore in 1972. Mr Tan was a leading rubber industrialist in Southeast Asia of his time. He was also an activist and believed in the value of education. As Chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in the 1950s, he fought for citizenship for Chinese people in Singapore, and for the Chinese language to be one of Singapore's official languages. Mr Tan's most outstanding contribution, however, was the initiating of the founding of Nanyang University in 1953. He donated SGD 5 million to its building fund, as well as 523 acres of land for its campus on behalf of the Hokkien Huay Kuan. The book is the English translation of a Chinese book published in 1997 to commemorate Mr Tan's 100th birth anniversary by the Nanyang University Alumni Association of Hong Kong. It collects essays by outstanding Nanyang graduates and speeches by Mr Tan. It elaborates on how Mr Tan advocated to establish the Nanyang University against various difficulties. It tells legendary life stories of Mr Tan including his chronology. The book is well-illustrated with many precious pictures of Mr Tan and his family members. It is a must-read for those interested in the history of Nanyang University and the legendary life of Mr Tan.
€32.20
96 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9789814644754
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Publisher -
Published - 11/08/2015
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, History Middle East & Asian History, All, Books, Education, Teachers Reference Teaching Skills Aids
No. of Pages - 250
Weight - 362
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 0
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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