Tuesday, 3 September 2013

NUS Baba House 5th Anniversary International Conference: Peranakan Communities in the Era of Decolonization and Globalization


Date: Friday, 27 September 2013
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: Possibility Room, National Library Building, Singapore

Conference Fee (includes lunch and two teas):
- $10 (NUS/NTU students and staff, docents and volunteers from the NUS Museum/Baba House and Chinese Heritage Centre)
- $20 (Public)

Limited spaces. To register, please email conference2013@nus.edu.sg or call 6227 5731.
Payment is to be made by 18 September at NUS Museum upon receiving confirmation enail. Registration is confirmed only upon receipt of payment.

This September, NUS Baba House celebrates it's 5th Anniversary with an International Conference that examines the progress in research on Peranakan Chinese in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

This follows the inaugural conference in May 2009 organised by the NUS Baba House, Chinese Heritage Centre and the National Library Board which discussed the recent developments in the study of Peranakan Chinese in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. A book was also published in 2010, based on the papers presented at the conference.

The 2013 conference continues the discussion and examines further progress in research on Peranakan Chinese in these three countries, focusing on how the communities have evolved or changed in response to decolonization and globalization. The conference has four sub-themes:

  • Peranakan Politics and Decolonization
  • Peranakan Literature: Past and Present
  • Peranakan Business: Past and Present
  • Peranakan Communities and Globalization
Speakers include Dr Kwa Chong Guan (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Dr Leo Suryadinata (Chinese Heritage Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and Dr Kenson Kwok (Founding Direction, Asian Civilisation Museums and Peranakan Museum, Singapore), 

Co-organised by the NUS Baba House and Chinese Heritage Centre.
Venue Sponsor: National Library Singapore

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