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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 […]

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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 […]