Monday, 3 November 2014
This was a report on the appointment of Professor Kenneth Dean as the first non-Chinese head of the Department of Chinese Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. It reported that Professor Dean plans to introduce courses on Chinese religions and temples, and take students to temples so that they can better understand Singapore’s unique Chinese temple culture. On being the first Caucasian to head the department, he said: “Chinese studies has become a more international field. Many foreigners have had big achievements in the past, so it’s a field that’s not limited by boundaries.”
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