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My Nantah Story: The Rise and Demise of the People's University

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My Nantah Story: The Rise and Demise of the People's University

Kok Chiang Tan, "My Nantah Story: The Rise and Demise of the People's University"
English | 2020 | ASIN: B087XBQ5YW | 502 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

In 1958, more than a hundred thousand people attended the inauguration ceremony of Nanyang University (Nantah), a true “people’s university” that was founded with the support of all strata of society, from tycoons to trishaw-men. After producing 12,000 graduates and winning global recognition, the institution, the first Chinese-medium university outside China, held her final convocation in 1980. Drawing from the author’s own research and diverse sources that have never before been available in English, this book tells the fascinating story of Nantah’s short and eventful life and deconstructs the many myths and misconceptions that continue to surround her.

*Errata — Mr Lee Hsien Loong's quote on page 23 was taken from NUSS' 60th anniversary lecture, and not the 16th anniversary lecture as printed.