Technology	and	Entrepôt	Colonialism	in	Singapore	1819–1940

Technology and Entrepôt Colonialism in Singapore 1819–1940

by Goh Chor Boon

How did imported technology contribute to the development of the colony of Singapore? Who were the main agents of change in this process? Was there extensive transfer and diffusion of Western science and technology into the port-city? How did the people respond to change? Examining areas such as shipping, port development, telegraphs and wireless, urban water supply and sewage disposal, economic botany, electrification, food production and retailing, science and technical education, and health, this book documents the role of technology and, to a smaller extent, science, in the transformation of colonial Singapore before 1940. In doing so, this book hopes to provide a new dimension to the historiography of Singapore from a "science, technology and society" perspective.

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Preliminary pages
1. Technology and the British Empire
2. Pioneers of Change: Entrepreneurs and Engineers
3. Maritime Technology and Development of the Port
4. Introducing Technological Systems
5. Sanitation and Public Health
6. Agriculture and Colonial Science
7. Food and Singapore Cold Storage
8. Politics of Imperial Education
9. Technology Transfer and Limited Industrial Growth

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  • Number of Pages : 281
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Weight : 280g
  • Product Code : 9789814414081
  • Dimension : 140 x 216 mm

About Author

Goh Chor Boon

Associate Professor Goh Chor Boon is General Manager of NIE International Pte Ltd, the business consultancy arm of the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.