Thomas Stamford Raffles  -   Syed Hussein Alatas -  9789813251182 -  NUS Press

Thomas Stamford Raffles - Syed Hussein Alatas - 9789813251182 - NUS Press

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The name of Thomas Stamford Raffles continues to be a mark of prestige in Singapore, more than 200 years after he first established a British factory on the island. Not one but two statues of Raffles stand tall in prominent sites in Singapore’s civic and heritage district. Streets and squares are named after him, and important local businesses use the Raffles name. Does Thomas Stamford Raffles deserve this recognition? Should we continue to celebrate him? Or like the image of Cecil Rhodes in South Africa, must Raffles fall?
Those exercised by the discussion and debates around Singapores 2019 Bicentennial should know that the question was considered at length nearly 50 years ago, in Syed Hussein Alatas slim but devastating volume Thomas Stamford Raffles: Schemer or Reformer? While publication of the work failed to spark a wide debate on Raffles’ legacy in 1970s Singapore, it was noticed by Edward Said, who later cited Alatas’ essay as one example of works that “set themselves the revisionist, critical task of dealing frontally with the metropolitan culture, using the techniques, discourses, and weapons of scholarship and criticism once reserved exclusively for the European.”
Nearly 50 years after its original publication, this extended essay on Raffles reads as fresh and relevant. Presented here for a new audience, Schemer or Reformer sets out the key elements of the debate in understanding Raffles own political philosophy through the record of his actions, not just in Singapore, but in Southeast Asia in the years just before and after Singapores foundation. A new introduction by Syed Farid Alatas assesses contemporary Singapores take on Raffles, and how far we have or have not come in thinking through Singapores colonial legacy.

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