Appreciate the beauty of Malay literary writing at annual Writers’ Festival (Page 16)

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Berita Harian

This was a report on this year’s Singapore Writers’ Festival, which will be held at SMU. Among the special activities held at the event is the Malay Literature Conference, organised by the Department of Malay Studies at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, which will feature two papers presented by researchers of Malay literature.

NUS economics don: Sharp rise in property prices will exacerbate income disparity (Page 15)

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Lianhe Zaobao

This was a report on the Singapore Economic Policy Forum, which was organised by the Department of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Economic Society of Singapore. Associate Professor Tilak Abeysinghe, who is from the NUS Department of Economics, spoke on housing prices and income inequality. He noted that when property prices soar, the income of those buying property to stay flows to property developers, owners of apartments for rental and the financial sector. This form of income redistribution widens income disparity in the society.

NUS Teaches Chinese Communication Creatively through “Kungfu Hustle”

Friday, 24 October 2014

Lianhe Wanbao

This was a report on the creative use of film on the module “Bridging East and West: Exploring Chinese Communication” offered by the NUS Department of Chinese Studies from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This is an exciting module, one of its kind that is designed for students who feel that they are weak in Chinese but would like to learn more about how Chinese is applied in the various fields of Chinese communication. The module facilitator Assoc Prof Lee Cher Leng says that students will benefit in the workplace if they are able to code-switch effectively between East-West cultures. The report highlights the creative use of film (“Kungfu Hustle”) in the module to teach the basics of Peking opera, the discussion of the origins of the students’ names through interviewing their grandparents, as well as effective Chinese business communication.

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