New research centre to focus on Singapore's pre-modern history

Dr Terence Chong (left), head of the Temasek History Research Centre, and archaeologist Tai Yew Seng, a visiting fellow at the centre, with artefacts from the Empress Place excavation. The centre will get $400,000 a year from the Temasek Foundation f
Dr Terence Chong (left), head of the Temasek History Research Centre, and archaeologist Tai Yew Seng, a visiting fellow at the centre, with artefacts from the Empress Place excavation. The centre will get $400,000 a year from the Temasek Foundation for three years.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

It replaces another centre that had links to India's famed Nalanda University

The Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC), set up in 2010 to research pre-modern maritime trade between South Asia and South-east Asia, has shut down - cutting off yet another link to India's Nalanda University.

Replacing it will be the new Temasek History Research Centre, which will focus on Singapore's pre-modern history. It opens today.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 02, 2019, with the headline 'New research centre to focus on S'pore's pre-modern history'. Print Edition | Subscribe