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  • Digital Scholarship Day

    With the increasing interest in Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship (DS), more and more scholars are now trying to use new digital tools and methods for their research. Some researchers may be interested to embark on their first digital project or data visualisation but may be unsure where to begin. To that end, NUS Libraries […]

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  • Prisoners Their Own Warders

    Prisoners Their Own Warders is an 1899 publication which sketches the lives led by the prisoners in Bencoolen, Penang, Old Malacca and Singapore prisons during the 19th century. The writer, J.F.A. McNair, was a British Indian. A colonial official, his career took him from England to India, Malacca and Singapore. During his service in Singapore, […]

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  • A History of the Educational Policy of the Straits Settlements with Recommendations for a New System Based on Vernaculars

    Published in 1947, A History of the Educational Policy of the Straits Settlements with Recommendations for a New System Based on Vernaculars was originally a thesis submitted to the University of London in 1940. Authored by Dr David D. Chelliah, the book charts in detail the progression of education in the Straits Settlements from the […]

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  • Journal of the Indian Archipelago & Eastern Asia

    In 1847, a landmark scholarly journal — Journal of the Indian Archipelago & Eastern Asia (JIAEA) — was published in Singapore. At that time, scientific and literary knowledge was mainly disseminated via the medium of periodicals and journals. Such publications in the region then were dominated by missionary-related magazines and scientific journals of Java produced […]

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  • Modern Singapore

    In 1919, on the centenary of the founding of Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles, two books were commissioned to commemorate the occasion. They were One Hundred Years of Singapore edited by Walter Makepeace, Gilbert Brooke and Roland St John Braddell and One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in Singapore by Sir Song Ong Siang. […]

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  • 新加坡华人: 从开埠到建国 (The Chinese in Singapore: Past & Present)

    新加坡华人: 从开埠到建国 (The Chinese in Singapore: Past and Present) was published in 1994 for the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations by a local publisher, the Educational Publishing House. It was written by Chui Kwei-Chiang (崔贵强) who was then teaching in the National University of Singapore. Chui had written extensively on the Chinese community in […]