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Histories Series – Re-examining Colonialism in Singapore History

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Level 5, Possibility Room, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

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HISTORIES SERIES
This series highlights research on historical and related matters in Singapore and Southeast Asia, creating an appreciation of the role of humanities and social sciences research in contemporary society.

Was Singapore Ever Colonised? Re-examining Colonialism in Singapore History
There is a subtle difference between saying Singapore was a former British colony and saying Singapore was colonised. Much of Singapore history has been a response to its nation-building efforts, producing histories that seek to explain the post-1965 Singapore nation.

Join us for this session and explore the histories of colonial Singapore and the ongoing efforts to expand our understanding of colonialism as it evolved in Singapore.

Hear from Dr Ho Chi Tim as he presents an argument for a purposeful approach to the research and teaching of the colonial period in Singapore.

Free admission. Register now via www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

This series is organised by the National Library, Singapore and in collaboration with the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Department of History and Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.

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Ho Chi Tim has a Ph.D in Southeast Asian history from the University of Hawai'i at Mãnoa and has published on Singapore's social welfare and nation-building history.

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S.R. Joey Long is associate professor of history at the National University of Singapore.


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