More than a hundred years ago, Dr Wu Lien-Teh ended the pneumonic plague in northeast China with his extensive medical knowledge. As a Straits Chinese and a Queen’s Scholar, why did he travel to northeast China to fight the plague? What can we learn from his remarkable story? How did he contribute to China’s health service? In this talk, local historian, Kua Bak Lim, will address these questions with a comprehensive collection of historical materials.
Kua Bak Lim is a renowned historian who specialises in the history of Singapore and Malaysia. He has worked in the civil service and the statutory boards and has years of experience working in China. He co-edited A General History of the Chinese in Singapore, which was published in 2015 and 2019 in Chinese and English respectively. In May 2019, he received the Singapore Chinese Cultural Contribution Award.
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