Saturday, 3 December 2016
The Wan Boo Sow Research Centre for Chinese Culture was officially opened at NUS on 2 December 2016 by Mr Sam Tan, Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Manpower. Set up with a gift from the family of the late pharmacist Mr Wan Boo Sow, the Centre under the Department of Chinese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences aims to establish itself as a leading institution in research for Chinese culture in Asia and beyond. The Centre led by its Director, Associate Professor Lee Cheuk Yin, will strengthen the Department’s six research groups on Chinese Linguistics and Translation, Ming-Qing Studies, Print and Popular Culture, Southeast Asian Chinese and Modern China, Chinese Religions, and Classical Literature and Thought. It will also collaborate with universities in organising and promoting Chinese cultural events, as well as establish visiting fellowships to attract renowned scholars to Singapore to conduct interdisciplinary research.