20 Nov '11, 11am

Launch of "My Lifelong Challenge: Singapore's Bilingual Journey" by Lee Kuan Yew

Yet another book from Lee Kuan Yew. What appears to be a cut’n'pasted press release at AsiaOne : The book, My Lifelong Challenge: Singapore’s Bilingual Journey, is published in separate but similar Chinese and English editions. The 400-page Chinese edition is by Lianhe Zaobao and the 388-page English one by The Straits Times Press. Each copy of the book comes with a DVD of extracts from relevant speeches made by Mr Lee – in English, Mandarin, Hokkien and Malay – over the past 50 years. The book consists of two parts. In the first part, Mr Lee recounts his lifelong quest to learn Mandarin and to get the bilingual education policy right. The second part features essays by Singaporeans on their individual linguistic journeys. There are 18 essays in the Chinese edition and 22 in the English edition. My Lifelong Challenge is the story of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s 50-year struggle to tr...

Full article: http://leewatch.info/2011/11/20/launch-of-my-lifelong-cha...

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