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  • Tuberculosis – The Singapore Experience, 1867–2018

    “Forward-looking and successful in many ways, Singapore is nevertheless grappling with the difficult issue of tuberculosis like many countries around the world. Like these countries, Singapore also has a long and largely uncharted history of tuberculosis and tuberculosis control.” Tuberculosis – The Singapore Experience, 1867–2018: Disease, Society and the State traces the policy and social […]

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  • Report on the Sanitary Condition of Singapore

    Report on the Sanitary Condition of Singapore was written by Sir William John Simpson, based on valuable information and input from government officers, municipality officers and medical professionals in the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States. Simpson, a King’s College professor with subject expertise on hygiene, was commissioned to study and report on the sanitary […]

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  • ReadNUS Issue 2

      JUNE 2020 | ISSUE 2 Lirra’s commuting again to meet his friends for Phase 2! Now that Lirra’s travelling more to meet his friends, he’s collected a few more books so that we can all #KeepReading even while commuting! In This Issue: ASEAN Regionalism & Development Clicking on the book title or image will […]

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  • Prominent Early Twentieth Century Singapore Malay Periodicals and Key Individuals

    The Singapore-Malaysia Collection at NUS Libraries is home to many bibliographical treasures. Many do not know we have publications by journalists, editors, and prolific writers active during the first half of the twentieth century in Singapore. It was during this time that discourse on Malay identity and nationalism became particularly rife. The steady stream of queries, from within and beyond […]

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  • Kok Min Yit Poh (国民日报)

    Kok Min Yit Poh (国民日报) was first published on 18 May 1914 in Singapore, founded by the local branch of the Kuomintang (Nationalist Party) under the leadership of Sun Yat Sun and Tan Sin Cheng. This newspaper was a mouthpiece for the Kuomintang in Southeast Asia where many overseas Chinese were residing. The Kok Min […]

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  • ReadNUS Issue 1

    JUNE 2020 | ISSUE 1. In This Issue: Public Health and Social Resilience   Public Health and Disasters This book presents the health emergency and disaster risk management (H-EDRM) research landscape, with examples from Asia. In recent years, the intersection of health and disaster risk reduction (DRR) has emerged as an important interdisciplinary field. The Cultural […]