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What is covered in selected papers from the Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship (2014 -2016)?

The papers cover an extensive range of topics, from the social history of early communities in Singapore to the colonial governance of the country.
The papers cover an extensive range of topics, from the social history of early communities in Singapore to the colonial governance of the country.PHOTO: NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD

This new research publication features a compilation of nine research articles written by recipients of the National Library’s Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship 2014-2016.

The papers cover an extensive range of topics, from the social history of early communities in Singapore to the colonial governance of the country. Each essay uncovered interesting slices of colour in the society, such as the ‘Lancing Girls’ in Singapore, and even a contrarian look at history like old Teochew oral accounts rebutting the founding of modern Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles.

Through extensive referencing to primary materials from the library, new discoveries have been obtained from revisiting digitalised newspaper archives on the Netherlands East Indies Communist Revolt in 1926.

The Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship programme first started in 2005 with the aim of facilitating new research and publishing about Singapore and Southeast Asian culture.

The new research can help enrich the Asia-centric collections and resources of the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library at the National Library of Singapore and the National Archives of Singapore.

Please visit the website for more information.

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