After the British colonial government declared a state of emergency on 23rd June 1948 in Malaya, half a million people living in the rural areas were resettled into 480 New Villages across the Malay Peninsula.
The speaker visited almost 150 New Villages to conduct oral interviews with its residents. Through their stories, he will reflect on the significance of Chinese New Villages during the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), and its impact on the study of Chinese diaspora.
Dr Tan Teng Phee obtained his PhD from the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Western Australia. He was the recipient of Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship (2009) and Taiwan Fellowship (2018). His research interests include Overseas Chinese social history, oral history and collective memory.
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Apr 03, 2021
3pm to 5pm
SCCC Zhong Sheng Jian Recital Studio, Level 6
Conducted in Mandarin