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  • Shu Yuan Shi Ji (菽园诗集)

    Khoo Seok Wan (邱菽园, 1874-1941) was a well-known literary scholar and poet in Singapore. Born in Haicheng, Fujian, China, he came to Singapore at seven years old to join his father, Khoo Cheng Tiong who was a successful rice merchant and prominent community leader in Singapore. Khoo was given a traditional Confucian education and returned […]

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  • Youth

    Youth was a student magazine published between 1949 to 1953. It was the first magazine produced collaboratively between the secondary schools of Singapore therein making its mark as a pioneer in its own right. As with any magazine, the periodical holds a wide range of interesting content, including articles, essays, poems, letters for the correspondence […]

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  • Open Access, Open Data: The Research & Publishing Community’s Reactions to the Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as a “public health emergency of international concern” on 30 January 2020. Amid the chaos of information and misinformation, it is heartening to see many researchers and publishers giving free access to critical information to bring about a greater understanding of this virus. Open […]

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  • The Collected Writings of Han Yu (朱文公校昌黎先生文集)

    NUS Libraries is notable for its 170,000 volume-strong classical Chinese collection in traditional thread-bound format. Of all the ancient Chinese books we possess, 朱文公校昌黎先生文集 (The Collected Writings of Han Yu) is the oldest and it was published during the Yuan dynasty (1279 – 1368). 朱文公校昌黎先生文集 has many editions, most of which were published in the Ming […]

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  • Indians In Malaya

    Prof Kernial S. Sandhu became ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute’s fourth and longest serving Director from 1972-1992. During his 20 years at the institute, Professor Sandhu transformed it into one of the most, if not the most, respected institutions in Southeast Asia. He made the point that the institute must have “a judicious mix of academically inclined […]