The life story of Tan Boon Jin, a young Confucian scholar who left China to seek a new life in Singapore during the colonial era. Set against the backdrop of the Chinese revolution at the turn of the century, the story is solidly based on facts and features prominent historic figures like Dr. Lim Boon Keng. Boon Jin becomes embroiled in the political struggles fo the overseas Chinese revolutionaries as he attempts to reconcile Confucianism and nationalism.
As good as historical fiction gets—The Scholar and the Dragon immerses the reader in the Singapore of the 1910s, where overseas Chinese fought for revolution to bring down the Qing Dynasty. Stella Kon’s tale is spell-binding, with turns and twists, and the feel of an epic movie.ISBN: 9789810899318
Page Count: 234
Year Published: 2011