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Official launch and panel discussion of Chinese Epigraphy in Singapore, 1819-1911 by Professor Kenneth Dean and Dr Hue Guan Thye

Chinese Epigraphy in Singapore is the history of Singapore's Chinese community carved in stone and wood: in the epigraphic record of 62 Chinese temples, native place associations, clan and guild halls, from 1819 to 1911. These materials include temple plaques, couplets, stone inscriptions, stone and bronze censers, and other inscribed objects found in these institutions. They prove first-hand historical information on the aspirations and contributions of the early generation of Chinese settlers in Singapore. Early inscriptions reveal the centrality of these institutions to Chinese life in Singapore, while later inscriptions show the many ways that these institutions have evolved over the years. Many have become deeply engaged in social welfare projects, while others have also become centers of transnational networks. These materials, available in both Chinese and English translation, open a window into the world of Chinese communities in Singapore. These cultural artefacts can also be appreciated for their exceptional artistic value. They are a central part of the heritage of Singapore.

 

Authors:

Kenneth Dean is Professor at the Asia Research Institute and head of the Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore.

Hue Guan Thye is a senior research fellow at the Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore.

 

NUS Press is selling this book at S$220 with free local delivery. All sales will be in cash.

For NUS staff and students, NUS Press will offer 25% discount if they purchase copies only at NUS Press.

We would like to invite you to participate in the SG100 COMPASS ‘Think Future’ Policy Forum series. As a participant, you will get to listen to a series of policy proposal presentations by youth leaders who have undergone 8 months of policy workshops and mentor guidance. A robust discussion will then ensue with the expert panel, you, and the student presenters. This aims to broaden your understanding of the policy issues Singapore face today and how they can be solved from a youth perspective. At the end of the forum, a dialogue with a minister will ensue.

Dear Students,

In the spirit of promoting volunteerism, the Tan Mingwei Global Community Service Grant is set up for the purpose of awarding students who carry out meaningful community work in developing countries just like what Mingwei actively pursued, and was transformed by the experience gained from the projects. It aims to encourage students to take on projects that help communities sustain themselves over a longer term.

Dear FASS Freshmen,
As we approach the end of the semester, the Dean’s Office is organising a 2-hour session next week to help you prepare for your first exams at FASS. Specially designed for students in their first year, FASS Forward to the Exams features 4 lecturers and 4 senior-year students across different disciplines, who will share their insight on how to deal with your exams in an interactive seminar setting.

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