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s/pores is an independent, non-profit e-journal run by dedicated volunteers with a common passion for reasoned and diverse social discourse. Opinions and editorial decisions expressed do not represent those of the organizations the members of the editorial collective are affiliated with.

Panel of Advisers

Through the format of informal dinners and drinks, the s/pores panel of advisers advises the editorial collective on directions and possibilities which we ourselves may neglect to look at, as we concern ourselves with more immediate matters relating to the next issue of s/pores. Our esteemed advisers:

Chua Beng Huat is concurrently Professor of Urban Studies, Yale-NUS College and Professor, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. His most recent books are Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture and Liberalism Disavowed: Communitarianism and State Capitalism in Singapore. He is co-executive editor of the journal, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.

Tan Dan Feng is executive director of Select Books, a book retailer, distributor and publisher. He is also involved in language translation and technology as CEO of language software developer GistXL Technology and translation group Interlexis.

Tan Pin Pin is a filmmaker who explores the notion of Singapore in her films. Her credits include Singapore GaGa, Invisible City, Moving House. 80km/h. www.tanpinpin.com.

Kwok Kian-Woon is a sociologist based at the Nanyang Technological University, and his teaching and research interests include the study of social memory, mental health, social change and Asian modernity.

The s/pores Editorial Collective (in alphabetical order)

A former colleague of Siew Min and Hui Kian at the History Department, National University of Singapore, Hong Lysa is currently researching on Singapore history and history writing on her own steam.

Kwee Hui Kian is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on Southeast Asia and South China, where she has examined various themes relating to colonialism, capitalism, political economy and diasporic entrepreneurship, from the seventeenth century to the present. Currently, besides archival and library research, she is also doing fieldwork and collecting oral histories in many Chinese temples and related associations in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. When she has spare time, she tries to gather data on the history of her parents’ old kampung near the Paya Lebar airport.

Edgar Liao is a PhD student in the Department of History, University of British Columbia.

Lim Cheng Tju is an educator who writes about history and popular culture in Singapore. His articles have appeared in Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science, Journal of Popular Culture and Print Quarterly. He is also the country editor for the International Journal of Comic Art.

Francis Lim Khek Gee teaches in the Division of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University. His research interests include religion, tourism and globalization, covering various Asian regions.

Having enjoyed traversing cultures and negotiating differences overseas for most of the last decade, Teng Siao See is resettling back in Singapore. Previously teaching at a Taiwanese university, she currently works on various research projects and engages in some teaching. She has interests in local history, postcolonial societies, education and cross-cultural communication.

Sai Siew Min is a Taipei-based Singaporean historian. In between taking care of two very spirited daughters, she finds time to read, research and and write about Singapore history.

s/pores editorial members (L to R) Siew Min, Lysa, Cheng Tju and Daniel made a trip to KL in August 2007 to attend a conference on Asian Studies in the Malaysian capital for the very first time as the s/pores collective.


Former members of the collective

Daniel PS Goh – left September 2012
By vocation, Daniel PS Goh is assistant professor at the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. He has been a life-long history buff and current affairs junkie, and harbored pastoral, scientific and journalistic aspirations, but found his calling in comparative-historical sociology and cultural studies instead. His favorite cable TV channels are History Channel, BBC, Discovery, Nat Geo and the Asian Food Channel.

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