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Chinese Textbooks Collection


Wed Jul 26 2017, 7:00pm–8:00pm

Where: National Library, 100 Victoria Street, Rochor, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: natashabmt

Ever wondered what librarians do? In this series of monthly talks, find out what makes our librarians tick as they share highlights of their work from the collections of the National Library. Join librarian Lee Meiyu as she uncovers more than a hundred years of Singapore’s history as seen through early Chinese textbooks from the National Library’s Singapore and Southeast Asia (SINGSEA) collection.

These textbooks capture changes in Singapore over time, from the socio-lingual, cultural and political beliefs of the Chinese community, to the changing syllabus and education system as well as the history of these textbooks publishers. Don’t miss this opportunity to view the rich array of historical research materials available on the education history of Singapore.

Free admission. Please register at library eKiosks or online. For access to The Pod, please proceed to the lift lobby opposite the information counter at Level 1.

About the Speaker
Lee Meiyu is a librarian with the Singsea and Exhibitions team in the Content & Services division. Her main responsibility is managing the Singsea collection. Her research interest lies in the Overseas Chinese community and is the writer behind the 2012 exhibition guide Money by Mail to China: Dreams and Struggles of Early Migrants. She is also a regular contributor to the library’s magazine BiblioAsia.