Chinese edition of Lee Kuan Yew's One Man's View Of The World available from Thursday

The best-selling One Man's View Of The World by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew will be available in Chinese from Thursday.

The English edition of the 400-page volume, which conveys Mr Lee's views on the future of the major powers and regions of the world, was launched in August last year.

It has sold more than 50,000 copies to date and it was on top of the non-fiction bestsellers list.

The first seven chapters of the book cover countries and regions: China, the United States, Europe, other Asian powers, South-east Asia, Singapore and the Middle East.

Mr Lee also gives his views on the global economy and climate change.

In the 11-chapter book, Mr Lee, 90, also reflects candidly on life and death.

The final chapter is a conversation between him and an old friend, former Chancellor of West Germany Helmut Schmidt, on leadership and on Europe.

A team from The Straits Times provided research and editorial material, and conducted a series of interviews with Mr Lee.

Excerpts of these interviews are included in each chapter.

The Chinese edition will be available at leading bookstores for $39.90 from Thursday.

Online shoppers can also order the book from the Straits Times Press Online Bookstore at www.stpressbooks.com.sg. The English edition is also available at bookstores and at www.stpressbooks.com.sg.

For inquiries, e-mail stpressbooks@sph.com.sg or call 6319-8347, Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm. The book will be available in Malaysia one week after its Singapore release.