By Ching-Fatt Yong
For a chinese language immigrant in South-East Asia to make sturdy isn't precise, yet what's distinct in Tan Kah-kee's case is his huge, immense contribution to employment and monetary improvement in Singapore and Malaya. He used to be the one chinese language in background to have single-handedly based a personal collage in Amoy and financially maintained it for 16 years. He was once the one Hua-ch'iao of his new release to have led the chinese language in South-East Asia to assist China to withstand the japanese invasion in a concerted and coordinated demeanour. additionally, he was once the single Hua-ch'iao chief to have performed either Singapore and China politics and affairs in shut quarters, rubbing shoulders with British governors, chinese language officers and commanders. eventually, it is very important indicate that Tan Kah-kee used to be the single Hua-ch'iao in his occasions to have mixed his Pang, group and political strength and affects for the development of group, local and nationwide goals.
This is an in-depth research of not only Tan Kah-kee per se but in addition the making of a legend via his deeds, self-sacrifices, fortitude and foresight. This revised variation sheds new gentle on his political agonies in Mao's China over campaigns opposed to capitalists and intellectuals. in addition, it analyses extra comprehensively the various legacies of Tan Kah-kee, together with his successors, the fashion of his non-partisan political management, his academic process for nation-building, social switch and “the Spirit of Tan Kah-kee”, presently trendy in his domestic province, Fukien.
- Historical Background
- The Tan Clan
- Emergence of an Entrepreneur
- The construction of a Pre-eminent Social Status
- From Pang to group management: Tan Kah-kee's strength Base
- From neighborhood to Political management: Tan Kah-kee in Command
- Northern famous person and Southern Kamikaze: Tan Kah-kee Transformed
- Politics Takes Command: The Hua-ch'iao Flag Fluttering
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