The Resource The accidental diplomat : the autobiography of Maurice Baker, by Maurice Baker

The accidental diplomat : the autobiography of Maurice Baker, by Maurice Baker

Label
The accidental diplomat : the autobiography of Maurice Baker
Title
The accidental diplomat
Title remainder
the autobiography of Maurice Baker
Statement of responsibility
by Maurice Baker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Maurice Baker is an academic and one of Singapore's pioneer diplomats. After graduating with honors in English from King's College, London in 1948, he returned to Singapore and taught at two secondary schools before becoming a university lecturer and head of the Department of Extra-mural Studies in the University of Singapore. In 1967, Baker was invited to be Singapore's first high commissioner to India. That invitation marked his venture into the world of diplomacy. Following the May 13 1969 racial riots in Malaysia, Baker was asked by then Singapore's Foreign Minister, S. Rajaratnam to be the ambassador to Malaysia because Tun Abdul Razak, then Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, was a good friend of Baker's both at Raffles College and in England when they were students. Two years later, he returned to Singapore to head the Department of English in the University of Singapore before being recalled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1977 to be an ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines. Baker returned to Malaysia as high commissioner in 1980 and he held that position for more than seven years. In 1989, he was appointed as Pro-Chancellor of the National University of Singapore and he remained in this position until his retirement in 2002. This book tells the story of Baker's experience as an accidental diplomat, his encounters with eminent individuals in the countries in which he served, his recollections of their conversations with him and, most importantly, how he successfully became a diplomat"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
327.59570092
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS610.73.B35
LC item number
A3 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The accidental diplomat : the autobiography of Maurice Baker, by Maurice Baker
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cameron Highlands, Malaya, March 1942-August 1945 -- University College, Leicester and King's College, University of London, October 1947-August 1952 -- Return to Singapore, September 1952-June 1967 -- High Commissioner to India, July 1967-August 1969 -- High Commissioner to Malaysia and return to academia, August 1969-August 1971 and 1972-June 1977 -- Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines, June 1977-August 1980 -- Return to Malaysia, September 1980-April 1988 -- Retirement in Singapore, 1988-present
Control code
ocn886539916
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789814618328
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36705688
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)886539916
  • ebscoaca9814618322

Library Locations

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