The Importance of Mandarin & Bilingualism: Lee Kuan Yew (李光耀)
Born to English speaking parents, Lee Kuan Yew never grasped Chinese and felt it to be a source of humiliation and inadequacy. Despite being educated in the UK and forcing Singapore to use English as a common language, he later in life decided that Mandarin was important. Not only because of the rise of China, but to understand his roots and reclaim his heritage.
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May 29, 2020