FASS Bookshare celebrates and showcases books authored by faculty members who have dedicated years of research into their publications.
In previous years Bookshare has highlighted single-authored books in a range of disciplines and topics, such as Development, Migration, and Protest in Asia, Southeast Asian Cosmopolitanism, Urbanism, and Tourism, and Religion, Diaspora, and Travel.
This edition of Bookshare focuses on Southeast Asian Art, Culture, and Colonial History.
|Professor Maurizio Peleggi will be speaking about his latest book, Monastery, Monument, Museum: Sites and Artifacts of Thai Cultural Memory.
|Assistant Professor Gerard Sasges will talk about his new book Imperial Intoxication: Alcohol and the Making of Colonial Indochina.
|Associate Professor David Teh will present on his recent book, Thai Art: Currencies of the Contemporary.
Date and Time: Thursday, 11 October, 12-1:45pm
Venue: FASS Research Division Seminar Room, Level 6, Room 42, AS7 Shaw Foundation Building, 5 Arts Link, 117570
Attendance: If you would like to attend Bookshare, RSVP with your full name and email at the Eventbrite page. Seating is limited, so do RSVP early and if your plans change, please cancel the reservation.
|12:00pm-12:15pm||Registration and Refreshments|
|12:15-12:20pm||Introduction by Chair, Associate Professor Itty Abraham|
|12:20-12:35pm||Monastery, Monument, Museum: Sites and Artifacts of Thai Cultural Memory by Professor Maurizio Peleggi|
|12:35-12:50pm||Imperial Intoxication: Alcohol and the Making of Colonial Indochina by Assistant Professor Gerard Sasges|
|12:50-1:05pm||Thai Art: Currencies of the Contemporary by Associate Professor David Teh|
|1:05-1:20pm||Q & A Session|
Join us for this special Alumni-Student Networking Evening with your FASS seniors as they share their SCHOOL TO WORKPLACE TRANSITION journeys.
Registration deadline: 3 Mar 2017, Friday
11:45am-12pm: Registration and Refreshments
12-12:05pm: Lionel Wee introduces the authors and books
12:05-12:20: Khairudin Aljunied presents Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective
12:20-12:35: Tim Bunnell presents From World City to the World in One City: Liverpool Through Malay Lives
12:35-12:50: Jamie Gillen presents Entrepreneurialism and Tourism in Contemporary Vietnam
12:50-1:05: Q & A session
1:05: Light Bites
On 2 December 2016, the Department of Chinese Studies, FASS, NUS, celebrated the opening of the Wan Boo Sow Centre for Chinese Culture. The Centre was set up to actively promote in-depth cultural research by both local and overseas scholars, and to raise research efforts and output in Chinese culture to a higher level in order for NUS to establish itself as a leading institution in the field in Asia and beyond. Through visiting fellowships, it seeks to attract renowned scholars to Singapore to conduct interdisciplinary research with academics both in and outside the Department of Chinese Studies.
In his speech during the opening ceremony, Guest-of-Honour, Mr Sam Tan, Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office & Ministry of Manpower, said he hopes that the setting up of this new research centre for Chinese culture will strengthen the bilateral cooperation between Singapore and other countries, in addition to encouraging exchanges between academics and non-academics. He added that NUS’ facilities, and bilingual and bicultural advantage will enable it to become an international centre for Chinese cultural studies.
The Centre is named in honour of the late Mr Wan Boo Sow (1918-1992), a pharmacist in the 20th century. Born and bred in Singapore, Mr Wan obtained a Diploma in Pharmacy from the then-King Edward VII College of Medicine, before starting his own pharmacy along High Street. Mr Wan recognised the importance of education and his children—upholding their late father’s view—contributed generously to the set-up of this Centre.
To mark its official opening, the Centre organised an inaugural conference on the 2 and 3 December 2016. The conference had six panels reflecting the current research focus of the six research clusters in the Department of Chinese Studies. Professor Benjamin Elman of Princeton University and Professor Ge Zhaoguang of Fudan University were the keynote speakers for the conference. More than 20 preeminent scholars from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Peking University, Xiamen University, University of London, University of Manitoba etc., presented their research outcomes in the field of Chinese history, literature, culture and linguistics.
On 5 November 2016, the Department of Japanese Studies and the Japanese Studies Alumni Group organised a dinner party at the NUSS Suntec City Guild House to celebrate the Department’s 35th anniversary. More than 60 former and present staff, alumni members and guests attended the special event. Participants were treated to an awesome night of good food, exciting games, and attractive prizes.
For more photos, visit the Department’s Facebook page!