Creative Work Database
Listing of creative work related to Singapore.
Our new Creative Work database is a repository for literary and dramatic works related to Singapore which are written by FASS Faculty and Students, past and present. The contents of this work-in-progress call on the theories and techniques taught and researched at FASS. Some of the creative work links to a sample of the original text. Research is also ongoing and the database will grow as we continue to update it. Items with the symbol “i” indicate that an abstract is available.
To search more effectively, please use the MLA or APA citation style which uses the author’s last name and initials.
521.Xue Yu Zhi Yong: Li Guang Yao Hua Yu Xue Xi Xin De (学语致用: 李光耀华语学习心得), Ed. C.L. Chua, Singapore: 八方文艺, 2005, Printi<x This volume, accompanied by a DVD, chronicles Mr Lee Kuan Yew's journey in learning Mandarin. It features an interview with him and comments from three of his tutors: Professor Chew Cheng Hai, Dr Chua Chee Lay and Dr Goh Yeng Seng. It also contains Mr Lee's memorable quotations about Mandarin, a list of resources and learning materials from 1970s to 2000s designed by his tutors.Languages: ChineseDepartments: Chinese StudiesCategories: Essay, Memoir
522.Here and Beyond: 12 Stories, Eds. Cyril Wong, Singapore: Ethos Books, 2014, Print.i<x This is an anthology of twelve stories from twelve unique Singaporean voices: S. Rajaratnam, Yeo Wei Wei, Goh Sin Tub, Simon Tay, Stephanie Ye, Alfian Sa’at, Suchen Christine Lim, Wena Poon, O Thiam Chin, ClaireTham, Philip Jeyaretnam and Felix Cheong. These stories chart the emotional ups and downs of protagonists who strive to find meaning against the backdrop of negotiations between the local and the global, between the past and an ever-changing, urbanised present. Rediscovering the self and the value of relationships form the focus of these tales, which range from the realistic to the surreal, with the occasional epiphany about one's mortality and the meaning of existence within the bustling city.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Short Story
523.“Zheng Fu Yu Ren Min” [政府与人民], Lianhe Zaobao [联合早报], 15 Nov 2001, Xianzai [现在]: 2, Print.i<x Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong believes that by shielding new candidates of the People's Action Party from direct confrontation with opposition groups, the government can ensure that selected people of high calibre are able to serve effectively once they are in office. Ong argues that such practices by the incumbent party are paternalistic and high-handed, and that potential candidates should go through the crucible of fire and have the opportunity to win the hearts and minds of the masses directly.Languages: ChineseDepartments: Chinese StudiesCategories: Essay
524.Souls, Dir. Oon Shaun, nuSTUDIOS Film Productions, 2005, Short Film.i<x In the near future, a young man, with a deep baritone, sets forth to make an investigative documentary in order to ascertain the Truth behind a ‘mysterious’ disease affecting his countrymen. Finding out the first victim to be a university student named Zhao Ma Ge, he becomes determined to find the man who has curiously disappeared. In the course of his investigation, he encounters two of Ma Ge’s friends, Everitt John Goh and Suzi Chew. He then decides to abandon his pursuit of the all-encompassing truth to join Everitt and Suzi in their personal search for Zhao Ma Ge. 22 minDepartments: PhilosophyCategories: Film