Bibliography: Singapore, 1955-1965: Self-Government, Merger and Separation

Law, Government and Politics

[Note: This bibliography derives directly from A Sense of History: a Select Bibliography on the History of Singapore, the more complete on-line list of materials compiled by The National University of Singapore Library under the editorial direction of Tim Yap Fuan; all comments and annotations are from the original NUS bibliography. I have omitted many items, chiefly undergraduate and graduate theses written at the former University of Malaya and elsewhere, generally obtainable outside the NUS library. Singaporean users should consult the original on-line bibliography. [GPL]

Abrams, Charles; Kobe, Susumu and Koenigsberger, Otto. Growth and urban renewal in Singapore: report prepared for the Government of Singapore. New York: United Nations Programme of Technical Assistance, Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, 1963. 196p. Microfilm.

Ahmad Ibrahim. "The legal position of Muslims in Singapore." Intisari, 1(1):40-50, 1962. [DS591 I]

Ahmad Ibrahim. The status of Muslim women in family law in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. Singapore: Malayan Law Journal, 1965. 121p. [HQ1784 Ami]

Allen, Richard. "Britain's colonial aftermath in Southeast Asia." Asian Survey, 3(9):403-414, 1963. [DS1 AS]

Barnett, A. Doak. Reports on the Chinese in Singapore and Malaya. New York: American Universities Field Staff, 1955. 4 parts in 1. Contents: Pt. 1. Self-rule and unrest - Pt. 2. Notes on the growing forces among Singapore Chinese - Pt. 3. A chronology of three months of unrest in Singapore - Pt. 4. Problems of communalism and communism. [DS599.7 Bar]

Barr, Michael D. "Lee Kuan Yew in Malaysia: a reappraisal of the Lee Kuan Yew's role in the separation of Singapore from Malaysia." Asian Studies Review 21(1):1-17, 1997. [DS1 ASR]

Bellows, Thomas J. The People's Action Party of Singapore: emergence of a dominant party system. New Haven, CT.: Yale University Southeast Asia Studies, 1970. 195p. [JQ729 *Peo.B]

Blake, D. J. "Patterns of Singapore's trade, 1961-1966." Malayan Economic Review 13(1):39-69, 1968. [HC497.1 MER]

Bloodworth, Dennis. The tiger and the Trojan horse. Singapore: Times Books International, 1986. 353p. [JQ729 Blo]

Boyce, Peter. "Policy without authority: Singapore's external affairs powers." Journal of Southeast Asian History 6(2):87-103, 1965. [DS501 JSAH]

Brackman, Arnold C. Southeast Asia's second front: the power struggle in the Malay Archipelago. Singapore: Donald Moore, 1966. 341p. [DS596.7 Bra]

Buchanan, Iain. Singapore in Southeast Asia: an economic and political appraisal. London: G. Bell, 1972. 336p. [JQ723 Buc]

Chan, Heng Chee. A sensation of independence: a political biography of David Marshall. Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1984. 260p. [DS599.51 Mar.C]

Chong, Peng Khuan, ed. Problems in political development: Singapore. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan Pub. Corp., 1968. 114p. Reprint of articles. [JQ729 Cho]

Chua, S. C. Report on the census of population 1957. Singapore: Printed by Govt. Printer, 1964. 319p. [HA1801 SSC 1957]

Clutterbuck, Richard. Conflict and violence in Singapore and Malaysia, 1945-1983. Rev., updated and enl. ed. Singapore: Graham Brash, 1984. 412 p. Parts I and II were originally published in 1973 as Riot and revolution in Singapore and Malaya, 1945-1963. [DS599.61 Clu]

Comber, Leon. "David Marshall and 'meet the people' -- Singapore 1955-56." Asian Studies Review 18(2):105-112, 1994. [DS1 ASR]

Communism in the Nanyang University. Kuala Lumpur: Govt. Print. Off., 1964. 20p. [HX766.12 Com]

Crabb, C. Henry. Malaya's Eurasians: an opinion. Singapore: Donald Moore for Eastern Universities Press, 1960. 85p. [DS595 Cra]

Democratic socialism in action, June 1959-April 1963. Singapore: Ministry of Culture, 1963. 64p. [JQ729 Smc]

Djamour, Judith. The Muslim matrimonial court in Singapore. London: Athlone Press, 1966. 189p. Based on fieldwork carried out in 1963. [HQ945.12 Dja]

Drake, P. J., ed. Money and banking in Malaya and Singapore. Singapore: Malaysia Publications, 1966. 75p. [HG1320 Dra]

Drysdale, John. Singapore: struggle for success. Singapore: Times Books International, 1984. 506p. [DS599.6 Dry]

Elegant, Robert. The dragon's seed: Peking and the overseas Chinese. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1959. 319p. [DS732 Ele]

Enright, D. J. Memoirs of a mendicant professor. London: Chatto and Windus, 1969. 219p. [PR6009 E59M]

Fitzgerald, Stephen. China and the overseas Chinese: a study of Peking's changing policy, 1949-1970. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1972. 268p. [DS732 Fit]

Fletcher, Nancy. The separation of Singapore from Malaysia. Ithaca, NY: Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University, 1969. 98p. [DS596.7 Fle]

Fong, Sip Chee. The PAP story: the pioneering years, November 1954-April 1968: a diary of events of the People's Action Party: reminiscences of an old cadre. Singapore: Published on behalf of the PAP Chai Chee Branch by Tim es Periodicals, 1980. 272p. [JQ729 *Peo.F]

Franke, Wolfgang. Problems of Chinese education in Singapore and Malaya. Malaysian Journal of Education, 2(2):182-198, 1965. [L71.1 MJE]

Gamba, Charles. Singapore - city and state. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 5(2):180-190, 1959. [JA26 AJPH]

Ginsburg, Norton and Roberts, Chester F. Malaya. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1958. 533p. Includes Singapore. [DS592 Gin]

Goh, Chok Tong. Industrial growth in Singapore, 1959-1966. Singapore: Economics Section, Economic Development Division, Ministry of Finance, 1968. 21p. [HC497.12 Goh]

Goh, Keng Swee. The economics of modernization and other essays. Singapore: Asia Pacific Press, 1972. 294p. A collection of speeches from 1955-1971. [HC497.12 Goh]

Goh, Keng Swee. Some problems of industrialisation. Singapore: Ministry of Culture, 1963. 23p. Based on a series of radio talks.(Towards socialism series; 7). [HC497.12 Goh]

Great Britain. Colonial Office. Report of the Singapore Constitutional Conference held in London in March and April, 1957. London: H.M.S.O., 1957. 20p. (Command Paper 147). [JQ723 Scc 1957]

Hanna, Willard A. Reports on Singapore and Malaya. New York: American Universities Field Staff, 1959. 7 parts. Contents: 1. Singapore prepares for local self-government: an examination of issues and personalities involved in the current political campaign - 2. Fireworks in City Hall: the record of Singapore's City Council - 3. Elections in Malaya, Part I: The winners; Part II: The losers; Part III: The losses of the winners and the gains of the losers. - 4. The sumatra: a novel of race and riots in Singapore - 5. Kuala Lumpur: an amalgam of tin, rubber, and races. [DS599.7 Han]

Hanna, Willard A. The separation of Singapore from Malaysia. New York: American Universities Field Staff, 1965. 25p. [DS596.7 Han]

Hassan, Riaz. "Class, ethnicity and occupational structure in Singapore." Civilisations, 20(4):496-515, 1970. [D1 C]

Hawkins, David C. "Britain and Malaysia - another view: was the decision to withdraw entirely voluntary or was Britain pushed a little?" Asian Survey, 9(7):546-562, 1969. [DS1 AS]

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Report on the economic aspects of Malaysia by a mission of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Singapore: Govt. Print. Off., 1963. 98p. [HC497.1 Ibr]

Josey, Alex. David Marshall's political interlude. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 1982. 189p. [DS599.51 Mar.J]

Koh, Choo Chin. "Implementing government policy for the protection of women and girls in Singapore 1948-66: recollections of a social worker." in Jaschok, M. and Miers, S., eds. Women and Chinese patriarchy: submission, servitude, and escape. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University, 1994. Pp. 122-140. [HQ1768 Wom]

Lau, Albert. "The Colonial Office and the Singapore Merdeka Mission, 23 April to 15 May 1956." Journal of the South Seas Society, 49:104-122, 1994. [DS501 SSSJ]

Lee, Kuan Yew. The battle for a Malaysian Malaysia. Singapore: Ministry of Culture, 1965. 2 vols. in 1. [JQ723 Lee]

Lee, Kuan Yew. The battle for merger. Singapore: Ministry of Culture, 1962. 207p. [JQ723 Lee]

Lee, Kuan Yew. Excerpts of speeches by Lee Kuan Yew on Singapore, 1959-1973. Singapore, 1976. 230p. Compiled by Douglas Koh. [DS599.51 Lee.Ss]

Lee, Kuan Yew. Malaysia comes of age; Malaysia meningkat dewasa; The winds of change; Malaysia will succeed; Some problems in Malaysia; Are there enough Malaysians to save Malaysia?; Towards a Malaysian Malaysia; Malaysia - age of revolution. Singapore: Ministry of Culture, 1963-1965. 1 vol. [DS599.51 Lee.Sm]

Lee, Kuan Yew. Prime Minister's speeches, press conferences, interviews, statements, etc. 1959-1980. Singapore : Prime Minister's Office. 17 vols. [DS599.51 Lee.SPM]

Lee, Ting Hui. The open united front: the communist struggle in Singapore, 1954-1966. Singapore: South Seas Society, 1996. 417p. [HX766.12 Lee]

Leifer, Michael. "Politics in Singapore: the first term of the People's Action Party, 1959-1963." Journal of Commonwealth Political Studies, 2:102-119, 1963-64. [JA8 JCP]

Leifer, Michael. "Singapore in Malaysia: the politics of federation." Journal of Southeast Asian History 6(2):54-70, 1965. [DS501 JSAH]

Leon-Soh, Felice. Truth behind merger? Singapore, 1962. 81p. [JQ723 Leo]

Lim, Tay Boh. The development of Singapore's economy. Singapore: Donald Moore for Eastern Universities Press, 1960. 74p. [HC497.12 Lim]

Lim, Yew Hock. Reflections. Kuala Lumpur: Pustaka Antara, 1986. 137p. [DS599.51 Lyh.R]

McKie, R. C. H. Malaysia in focus. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1963. 236p. Author's impression of events and leading personalities on the eve of the formation of Malaysia. [DS596.7 Mack]

Marshall, David. Singapore's struggle for nationhood, 1945-59. Singapore: University Education Press, 1971. 13p. [DS599.61 Mar]

Mejar Singh Gill. History of the Singapore Infantry Regiment, 1957-1967. Singapore: Singapore Command and Staff College, 1990. 87p. [UA853.12 Mej]

The merger plan. Singapore: Govt. Print. Off., 1961. 14p. [JQ723 Smc]

Mills, L. A. Malaya: a political and economic appraisal. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1958. 234p. Has a good chapter on Singapore. [DS596.5 Mil]

Milne, R. S. "Malaysia: a federation in the making." Asian Survey, 3(2):76-88, 1963. [DS1 AS]

Milne, R. S. "Singapore's exit from Malaysia: the consequences of ambiguity." Asian Survey, 6(3):175-184, 1965. [DS1 AS]

Mohamed Noordin Sopiee. From Malayan Union to Singapore separation: political unification in the Malaysia region, 1945-65. Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Malaya, 1974. 353p. [JQ699.6 Mns]

Nair, C. V. Devan. "Singapore: emergence from chaos." Conflict, 7(2):109-128, 1987. [JA1 C]

Neville, Warwick. "The birth rate in Singapore." Population Studies 32(1):113-134, 1978. [HB881 PS]

Ong, Chit Chung. "The 1959 Singapore general elections." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 6(1):61-86, 1975. [DS501 JSAS]

Osborne, Milton E. Singapore and Malaysia. Ithaca, NY: Southeast Asia Program, Dept. of Asian Studies, Cornell University, 1964. 115p. [JQ723 Osb]

Pang, Cheng Lian. "People's Action Party, 1954-1963." Journal of Southeast Asian History 10(1):142-154, 1969. [DS501 JSAH]

Parkinson, C. Northcote. A law unto themselves: twelve portraits. London: J. Murray, 1966. 180p. Has a profile of Lee Kuan Yew (pp.133-145). [DA28.4 Par]

Parmer, J. Norman. Malaysia Kahin, G. McT., ed. Government and politics of Southeast Asia. 2nd ed. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1964. Pp. 281-365. [JQ96 Gov]

Parmer, J. Norman. "Malaysia 1965: challenging the terms of 1957." Asian Survey, 6(2):111-118, 1966. [DS1 AS]

Peet, George L. Political questions of Malaya. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1949. 40p. Brief commentary by the then-editor of the Straits Times. [DS596.5 Pee]

People's Action Party. Our first ten years. Singapore: P.A.P. Central Editorial Board, 1964. 331p. [JQ729 *Peo.Po ]

People's Action Party. The tasks ahead: P.A.P.'s five-year plan, 1959-1964. Singapore: People's Action Party, 1959. 2 vols. in 1. [JQ729 Peo]

Puthucheary, James. Ownership and control in the Malayan economy: a study of the structure of ownership and control and its effects on the development of secondary industries and economic growth in Malaya and Singapore. Singapore: Donald Moore for Eastern Universities Press, 1960. 187p. [HC497.1 Put]

Quah, Jon S. T. "The political thought of Lee Kuan Yew, 1963-1965." Journal of the Historical Society (University of Singapore), 1969/70: 48-54. [DS1 SHJ]

Rajaratnam, S. Challenge of confrontation. Singapore: Ministry of Culture, 1964. 40p. [DS596.7 Raj]

Rajaratnam, S. Malaysia and the world. Singapore: Ministry of Culture, 1964. 40p. [DS596.7 Raj]

Sadka, E. "Singapore and the Federation: problems of merger." Asian Survey, 1(11):17-25, Jan. 1962. [DS1 AS]

Schenk, Catherine R. "The origins of a central bank in Malaya and the transition to independence, 1954-59." Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth history 21(2):409-431, 1993. Has references to Singapore. [DA10 JICH]

Separation: Singapore's separation from the Federation of Malaysia, 9th August, 1965. Singapore: Ministry of Culture, 1965. 65p. [JQ723 Scs]

Silcock, Thomas H. Towards a Malayan nation. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 1961. 112p. [DS597 Sil]

Singapore. The communist threat in Singapore. Singapore: Legislative Assembly, 1957. 15p. (Command paper; Cmd. 33 of 1957). [HX766.12 Sin]

Singapore. White paper on education policy. Singapore: Legislative Assembly, 1956. 12p. (Command paper; Cmd. 15 of 1956). [LA1239.2 Sle]

Singapore. All-Party Committee on Chinese Education. Report of the All-Party Committee of the Singapore Legislative Assembly on Chinese Education. Singapore: Govt. Printer, 1956. 76p. [LA1239.2 Sla]

Singapore. Commission of Inquiry into Corrupt, Illegal or Undesirable Practices at Elections. Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Corrupt, Illegal or Undesirable Practices at Elections. Singapore: Printed at the Govt. Print. Off., 1958. 40 leaves. S. H. D. Elias, chairman. [JQ729 Sci]

Singapore. Commission of Inquiry into Education. Commission of Inquiry into Education Singapore: final report. Singapore: Govt. Print., 1964. 162p. Lim Tay Boh, chairman. [LA1239.2 Scf]

Singapore. Legislative Council. Singapore constitutional talks in London in March 1957: report of the All-Party Conference. Singapore: Govt. Print. Off., 1957. 4p. [JQ723 Sct]

Singapore constitution exposition, Jan.-Feb. 1959. Singapore: Dept. of Information, 1959. 191p. [DS599.6 Sin]

Singhal, D. P. "The United States of Malaysia." Asian Survey, 1(8):16-22, Oct. 1961. [DS1 AS]

Social transformation in Singapore. Singapore: Ministry of Culture, 1964. 146p. [DS599.7 Scs]

Starner, Frances L. "Malaysia and the North Borneo territories." Asian Survey, 3(11):519-534, 1963. [DS1 AS]

Suryanarayan, V. Singapore: path to independence. Madurai: Koodal Publishers, 1977. 278p. A revised version of author's thesis (Ph.D.) - Indian School of International relations, New Delhi. [DS599.62 Sur]

Taylor, Jay. China and Southeast Asia: Peking's relations with revolutionary movements. 2nd ed. New York: Praeger, 1976. 400p. [DS525.9 Chi.Ta]

Thomas, Francis. Memoirs of a migrant. Singapore: University Education Press, 1972. 145 p. [DS599.51 Tho]

Towards a more just society. Singapore: Ministry of Culture, 1959. 8p. Statement of policy by the Singapore Government read on 1st July, 1959 by the Yang di Pertuan Negara at the official opening of the first session of the first Singapore Legislative Assembly under the new constitution. [JQ725 Syn]

Towards socialism: a Ministry of Culture series. Singapore: Ministry of Culture, 1960-1963. 8 vols. in 1. Contents: 1. The socialist solution: an analysis of current political forces in Singapore / Lee Kuan Yew (58p.) - 2. Malayan culture in the making / S. Rajaratnam (15p.) - 3. This is how your money is spent / Goh Keng Swee (43p.) - 4. The people's plan (24p.) - 5. The battle for merger / Lee Kuan Yew (138p.) - 6. A year of decision (24p.) - 7. Some problems of industrialisation / Goh Keng Swee (20p.) - 8. Year of achievement (34p.). [DS599.7 TS]

Tregonning, K. G. Home port Singapore: an Australian historian's experience. Nathan, Qld.: Centre for the Study of Australia-Asia Relations, Griffith University, 1989. 78p. Recollections of a former professor of history at the University of Singapore in the fifties and sixties. [LB2331.74 Aus.T]

Van der Kroef, J. M. Communism in Malaysia and Singapore: a contemporary survey. The Hague: Nijhoff, 1967. 268p. Covers the period after the Malayan Emergency. [HX766.1 Vand]

Van der Kroef, J. M. Nanyang University and the dilemmas of overseas Chinese education. China Quarterly, 20:96-127, Oct./Dec. 1964. [DS701 CQ]

Young, Robert A. "How do peaceful secessions happen?" Canadian Journal of Political Science 27(4):773-792, 1994. [JA4 CJP]

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