论法家思想对海外华人社会的影响 ：以李光耀执政时期的新加坡为例 = Legalism’s influence in Overseas Chinese communities : a case-study of Lee Kuan Yew’s term as Prime Minister in Singapore
Loh, Henry Wei Jie
Date of Issue2017-04-03
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Lee Kuan Yew has always been criticised the West as an authoritarian. The West has also claimed that Lee Kuan Yew has governed Singapore by using “Asian Values”, sacrificing a bit of democracy for a well-governed and efficient state. This dissertation aims to rebut the West’s accusations that Lee Kuan Yew is an authoritarian and define the term “Asian Values”, which encompasses the key concepts of Legalism. By explaining what Legalism is and by analysing three of Lee Kuan Yew’s policies during his tenure as Prime Minister, the author hopes to show the impact of Legalism on Overseas Chinese communities. By drawing links to the history of Chinese migration, the author wishes to show the similarities between Lee Kuan Yew’s style of leadership and how Overseas Chinese communities were managed in the past.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University