Collection of Singapore’s Former Statesmen’s Autobiography in Chinese


An excellent auto-biography could help you better understand the person thoroughly. An excellent auto-biography of a statesman could thus deepen your understanding on his commitment, faith, struggle and belief along the way, from nobody at the beginning to the remarkable achievements later in political arena.

Since its independence nearly half century ago, there are a number of farsighted and excellent statesmen who led Singapore to be a prosperous and harmonious first world country. The ideas and essence of their leadership have been depicted in their auto-biographies, which have an invaluable reference to China's reform and economic development.

Against this backdrop, World Future Foundation, a Singapore-based charitable organization, plans to collaborate with renowned Chinese publishers to translate those auto-biographies into Chinese and publish them in mainland, China.

Currently, the auto-biography of former Singapore president S N Nathan A Unexpected Journey has been confirmed to publish by the beginning of 2014.The Chinese publisher of this book is China South Booky Culture Media Co., Ltd, which is the largest private publisher in China.

Other tentative books are including the followings:

Lee Kuan Yew: One Man's View of the World

Lee Kuan Yew, the father of Singapore. He was the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, governing for three decades. He is a global well-known politician and led Singapore from a third world country to a first world city state.

Lim Kim San: A Builder of Singapore

Lim Kim San's name is linked inextricably to Singapore's public housing. This is entirely appropriate because he played a crucial role in the success of the Housing Board, which transformed both the country’s physical landscape and gave Singaporeans a tangible stake in the future of their young nation. However, important though Lim's role was at the Board and as Minister for National Development, it was not his sole contribution to Singapore. He made a decisive difference in several other key areas, including Finance, and Interior and Defence.

The Singapore Lion: A Biography of S. Rajaratnam

Mr Rajaratnam - one of Singapore's outstanding leaders who played a crucial part in the momentous and crisis-ridden transition to independence. He was Singapore's first and longest serving foreign minister. He was a rebel and a revolutionary. He was an intellectual and a man of action

In Lieu of Ideology: An Intellectual Biography of Goh Keng Swee

Mr Goh Keng Swee - Born in Malacca in 1918, Dr Goh Keng Swee reached maturity at a time when European colonialism was breathing its last. By the time this keen-eyed Malayan became self-governing Singapore's first Minister of Finance in 1959, he had made a name for himself as the colony's foremost social scientist, having carried out groundbreaking surveys on urban poverty and housing. He immediately initiated pioneering projects that laid the ground for the island's economic success. When Singapore separated from Malaysia in 1965, Dr Goh took charge of building an army from scratch. His contributions to the infrastructure of Singapore in the fields of Finance, Defence and Education are well recorded.Collections of Books on translating biography for Statesmen in Singapore

The book recorded an extraordinary story in a very different world. It is a challenging task to translate an English book filled with Malay, Indian and multiple dialect references into Chinese. Thanks to World Future Foundation's foresight and the efforts of the translator, Mr Nathan is able to share his extraordinary life with countless Chinese readers.

Lim Chee Kia

Proof-reader: Chinese Edition of An Unexpected Journey: Path to the Presidency