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ORGANISED BY : Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Chinese Heritage Centre

Forever Remembering Dr Wu Lien-Teh Public Lecture

Forever Remembering Dr Wu Lien-Teh Public Lecture

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.

About Speaker

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.

 

Fun facts:

  • Dr Wu invented the surgical face mask, considered to be the precursor to the N95 mask in response to the Manchurian plague which spread in northwestern China in 1910, according to a biography on Google’s website.
  • Speaker will discuss how Dr Wu Lien-Teh who is a Straits Chinese and Queen’s scholar on why and how he fought the plaque more than 100 years ago.
  • Speaker is a renowned historian who received the Singapore Chinese Cultural Contribution Award in May 2019 and co-edited A General History of the Chinese in Singapore which was published in 2015 and 2019 in Chinese and English respectively.

 

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14 November 2pm – 4pm Ms Lynn Wong Transformation of Ancestral Veneration Practices in Singapore: A Case
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Event Date & Time

Jun 19, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021

3pm to 5pm

Event Language

Conducted in Mandarin

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