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“In His Own Words: Writings of the young S. Rajaratnam” by Ho Jin Yee   In London Sinnathamby Rajaratnam, (S. Rajaratnam) was a product of London’s institutions of higher education at a period he described as a “vortex of political ferment”.[1] As he saw it, those formative years (1937-1947) were spent amongst Indian nationalists for […]

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Interview with Mr Arthur Yap (AY) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 10 August 2017 Interviewer: Edgar Liao (EL)   Mr Arthur Yap grew up in the 1950s in Singapore, and moved to Canada with his wife in the mid-1960s. Other than having a career in real estate in Vancouver, he has been, at various times, […]

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Civics for Young Malayans: Colonial Educator E H G Dobby in Singapore by Edgar Liao   E.H.G. Dobby. A Reader about Malayan Life: Civics for Young Malayans. University of London Press Ltd. 1951, second edition 1956   Ernest Henry George (E.H G.) Dobby was one of three British lecturers that taught geography in Raffles College […]

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“Introducing Xu Lanjun and Li Lidan (eds). Constructing Nanyang Children”  by Edgar Liao     徐兰君 李丽丹 (主编). 建构南洋儿童:战后新马华语儿童刊物及文化研究. 新加坡:八方文化创作室 Xu Lanjun and Li Lidan (eds). Constructing Nanyang Children: Studies of Chinese Children’s Publications in Post-War Singapore and Malaya. Singapore: World Scientific Global Publishing 2016           This is a synopsis of […]

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The Young Ones Darling, We’re the Young Ones And Young Ones Shouldn’t be Afraid To Live, Love While the Flame is Strong ‘Cause We May Not Be The Young Ones Very Long…     …goes Cliff Richard and the Shadows’s chart-topping song “The Young Ones”, which was on the soundtrack of the British film musical […]

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