Constructing Singapore: Elitism, Ethnicity and the Nation-Building Project

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Michael D. Barr & Zlatko Skrbiš 2009 Constructing Singapore studies Singaporean nation-building by focusing on two processes: elite formation and elite selection. It gives primary attention to the role that ethno-racial ascription plays in these processes, but also considers the

Private Academies of Chinese Learning in Meiji Japan: The Decline and Transformation of the Kanguku Juku

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Margaret Mehl 2003 The establishment of a national education system soon after the Meiji Restoration of 1868 is recognized as a significant factor in Japan’s modernization, hence research on education is concentrated on the state system. However, this development did

State Growth and Social Exclusion in Tibet: Challenges of Recent Economic Growth

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Andrew Martin Fischer 2005 The most pressing economic challenges facing the Tibetan areas of western China relate to the marginalization of the majority of Tibetans from rapid state-led growth. The urban-rural divide plays an impor-tant role in this polarized dynamic