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The Resource Playing the Game Life and Politics in Papua New Guinea / Julius Chan

Playing the Game Life and Politics in Papua New Guinea / Julius Chan

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Playing the Game Life and Politics in Papua New Guinea / Julius Chan
Title
Playing the Game Life and Politics in Papua New Guinea / Julius Chan
Statement of responsibility
Julius Chan
Title variation
Playing the game
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Language
eng
Summary
‘ a fascinating account of one of the most important figures in PNG's first 40 years of Independence.’ – Sean Dorney, journalist Born on a remote island in Papua New Guinea to a migrant Chinese father and indigenous mother, Julius Chan overcame poverty, discrimination, and family tragedy to become one of Papua New Guinea’s longest-serving and most influential politicians. His 50-year career, including two terms as Prime Minister, encompasses a crucial period of Papua New Guinea’s history, particularly its coming of age from an Australian colony to a leading democratic nation in the South Pacific. Chan has played a significant role during these decades of political, economic and social change. Playing the Game offers unique insights into one of the world’s most ancient and complex tribal cultures. It also explores the vexed issues of increasing corruption, government failure, and the unprecedented exploitation of its precious natural resources. In the first memoir by a Papua New Guinean leader in forty years, Sir Julius Chan explores his decision in 1997 to hire a private military force, Sandline International, to quell the ongoing civil crisis in Bougainville. This controversial deal sparked worldwide outrage, cost Sir Julius the prime ministership and led to ten years in the political wilderness. He was re-elected as Governor of New Ireland in 2007, aged 68, a seat he has held ever since. Playing the Game is an authentic and compelling account of Chan’s private and political life, and offers a rare insight into how the modern nation of Papua New Guinea came to be, the vision and values it was founded on, and the extraordinary challenges it faces in the 21st century
Summary
"An insightful and candid memoir from one of Papua New Guinea's founding fathers. Born on a remote island to a migrant Chinese father and an indigenous mother, Julius Chan overcame poverty, discrimination and family tragedy to become one of Papua New Guinea's longest-serving and most influential politicians. His 50-year career, including two terms as Prime Minister, spans a crucial period of the country's history, particularly its coming of age from an Australian colony to a leading democratic nation in the South Pacific. Playing the Game is Chan's own account of the role he played during these decades of political, economic and social change. It also explores the vexed issues of increasing corruption, government failure, and the unprecedented exploitation of PNG's precious natural resources. This compelling memoir of Julius Chan's private and political lives offers a rare insight into the building of a nation and the extraordinary challenges facing Papua New Guinea."--Back cover
Biography type
autobiography
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Cataloging source
ANL
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Julius Chan
Dewey number
995.305092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Target audience
adult
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life and politics in Papua New Guinea
Label
Playing the Game Life and Politics in Papua New Guinea / Julius Chan
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300001738
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780702257025
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Playing the Game Life and Politics in Papua New Guinea / Julius Chan
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300001738
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702257025
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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