Nuggets of S’pore history, from inscriptions (Top of the News, Page A11)

Sunday, 20 November 2016

The Sunday Times

It was reported that Professor Kenneth Dean and Dr Hue Guan Thye, who are respectively Head and Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Chinese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, have published two volumes called Chinese Epigraphy in Singapore, 1819–1911, which feature descriptions of Singapore’s temple iconography, art and cultural artefacts; explanations of rituals; and write-ups on their history. The books went on sale via NUS Press on 15 November 2016. It was mentioned that the researchers’ next aim is to produce other volumes on Singapore’s modern temples, and they are also building interactive maps and charting the historical and ongoing movements of Singapore’s over 1,000 temples, other religious institutions, clans, cemeteries and kampungs in a digitisation effort with the Department of Geography at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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