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Hong Lysa

‘In preparation/preparedness for being forgotten’, (beiwanglu, 备忘录 ) the Chinese title for Tan Pin Pin’s Invisible City (2007) involves an overlapping process, both bracing oneself for that inevitability yet also doing what one can to forestall memories from being lost. Tan Pin Pin’s camera documents individuals who in varying phases of their lives have come to this realization and commitment, and the documentary has perhaps aided their efforts, deferring the disappearance of their stories. (more…)


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PJ Thum

2007 marks the 30th anniversary of Prof. Mary Turnbull’s A History of Singapore, a landmark work which has defined the field of Singapore historiography since its publication. On Saturday, 9 June 2007, a conference was held at St Antony’s College, Oxford, sponsored by the Asian Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College, in order to both honour Mary Turnbull and to consider the past and future of the historiography of Singapore. (more…)

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