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  • ReadNUS Issue 5

    JULY 2020 | ISSUE 5 In This Issue: Sports & Society | Kopi Talks With the Tokyo Olympics postponed, Lirra’s collated some sports titles so that we can keep our minds active. Also, he’s inviting you to an exciting panel this August! Click on the book title or image to link you to the e-book. Sports […]

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  • Sing Po (星报)

    Sing Po (星报) was the second Chinese daily newspaper in Singapore after Lat Pau (叻报). It was first published on 14 February 1890 and ceased publication in late 1898, lasting for about 9 years. It was founded by Lim Kong Chuan (Lin Heng-nan), and published by Koh Yew Hean Press, which was well-known for publishing […]

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  • Malayan Memories

    Malayan Memories is a by-product of Sir Richard Olof Winstedt’s cumulative efforts in studying the social life and customs of early 20th century Malaya. The author, Sir Richard Winsted, held a variety of educational roles in Malaya, including that of being the first president of Raffles College. Through his interactions with the locals, he honed […]

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  • Wang Zengshan Private Papers Collection

    The Wang Zengshan Private Papers Collection consists of correspondence, diaries, speeches, telegrams, photographs and reports which covered most of his working and personal life from the 1930s to 1950s in his various capacities and vocations, and some of his works on Muslim philosophy, culture and history in Chinese, English, Turkish and other languages. The Collection […]

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  • ReadNUS Issue 4

    In this week’s ReadNUS issue, we turn to urban and tech farming as a solution to some of our cities’ greatest challenges. JULY 2020 | ISSUE 4 Lirra is a BIG eater So he got slightly worried about how food insecurity was going to affect his usual burger breakfast. Thankfully, he found some wonderful reads […]

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  • Till the Break of Day: A History of Mental Health Services in Singapore, 1841-1993

    Till the Break of Day: A History of Mental Health Services in Singapore, 1841-1993 gives a comprehensive account of the development of mental healthcare in Singapore and provides a history of the Institute of Mental Health, formerly known as the Woodbridge Hospital. It documents the development of mental health services in Singapore over 150 years, […]

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  • Capturing Quicksilver: The Position, Power, and Plasticity of Chinese Medicine in Singapore

    In modern Singapore, the state privileges biomedicine in its healthcare system and non-biomedical practices are regarded as subordinate alternatives. Even so, alternative medicine remains highly popular among the residents of Singapore. Capturing Quicksilver: The Position, Power, and Plasticity of Chinese medicine in Singapore investigates this issue in-depth and seeks to understand and explain the enduring […]

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  • Yik Khuan Poh (益群报)

    In British Malaya, the earliest Chinese newspapers were published in Singapore, followed by Penang. Chinese newspapers in Kuala Lumpur came into emergence relatively late because of the timing of the expansion of British colonial power and the size of Chinese population. The most influential and widely-circulated Chinese newspaper in KL during the pre-WWII days was […]

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  • ReadNUS Issue 3

    JULY 2020 | ISSUE 3 Lirra’s a first time voter this year! And he wants to vote effectively! This week, Lirra’s compiled a bumper set of SIX reading titles that are focused on sharpening our understanding of what Singapore was, and what we can do to shape its’ future. In This Issue: Singapore’s Past, Present […]