• 16 January, 2017

    The political career of Dr. James Puthucheary was marked with quiet controversy. Apart from historic accounts of his defection from the People’s Action Party to join Barisan Socialis, his detention during Operation Cold Store and subsequent exile, little is known … Continue reading

  • 14 January, 2017

    In the news this week, Chinese newspaper LianHe ZaoBao featured Prof. Kenneth Dean and Dr. Hue Guan Thye’s (Dept. of Chinese Studies) latest publication, Chinese Epigraphy in Singapore 1819-1911 (2017). The two-volume book represents the beginnings of an on-going effort … Continue reading

  • 8 January, 2017

    If the Hollywood stuff of movie magic and platitudinous happy endings have your nose turned up, why not opt for local film entertainment? Unlike its prodigious competitor, the local film industry decries the typical narrative of an underdog’s success and … Continue reading

  • 4 January, 2017

      To kickstart the new year, we feature Prof Brenda Yeoh, Dr Theodora Lam and Alice Chen’s book chapter, “Urban Dreams in an Island-Nation-City-State” from Singapore Dreaming: Managing Utopia (2016). In this season of resolution and retrospection, Prof Yeoh et … Continue reading

  • 27 December, 2016

    ‘One Night in Bethlehem’ comes from the book, ‘Butterflies don’t cry and other plays’, by Stella Kon, playwright, novelist, short story writer and poet. Kon, alumnus of the Department of ELL, is the winner of several playwriting competitions in the early … Continue reading

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