Fri, 17 Feb, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (GMT+8)
Level 1 - Visitors' Briefing Room
100 Victoria Street, National Library Board, Singapore 188064
Presentation by the fellows of the Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship
Join us as the fellows of the Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship share their research findings.
The Lee Kong Chian (LKC) Research Fellowship aims to facilitate new research and publishing about Singapore and Southeast Asian culture, economy and heritage. This will enrich the Asia-centric collections and resources of the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library at the National Library, Singapore. Since 2005, the LKC Research Fellowship was awarded to a total of 53 fellows, whose research topics range from colonial history to social history.
Dr Sandra Hudd
Topic: Historical background of the London Missionary Society and Mission Press in early colonial Singapore
A University Associate at the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania, Dr Sandra Hudd has recently published a book on Chijmes, titled: The Site of the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus in Singapore: Entwined Histories of a Colonial Convent and a Nation, 1819-2015. Hudd will share her research on the historical background of the London Missionary Society and Mission Press in early colonial Singapore.
Topic: Teochew oral account on the 1819 founding of Singapore
Jason Heng will share his findings on the validity of a set of oral traditions published in the 1950 Teo-chews in Malaya (《马来亚潮侨通鉴》) by Phua Chay Long ((潘醒农), which claims that a group of Teochews from Siam were established in Singapore before the arrival of Stamford Raffles in 1819.
Topic: The 1926 communist revolt in the Dutch East Indies and the public discussions in Singapore
Chinese scholar Kankan Xie is pursuing his PhD in Southeast Asian History with a Designated Emphasis in Dutch Studies, at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include ethnicity and identity politics, left-wing movements, as well as transnational networks across Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. As a part of his larger dissertation, Xie’s sharing will focus on Singapore’s public discussions (primarily in print media) surrounding the 1926/27 communist revolt in Java and Sumatra.