Touring Chinese Lands through Literary Works

Touring Chinese Lands through Literary Works and Viewing Early Singapore through Classical Poems

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ORGANISED BY : Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, China Cultural Centre

Touring Chinese Lands through Literary Works and Viewing Early Singapore through Classical Poems

Professor Li Liangyi

While people may have read Tang and Song poetry or poetic couplets, most know little about their origins. Just as there are people who have visited famous mountains and great rivers, but are not aware of the literary poems, beautiful couplets, moving legends and stories of these places. Reading and travelling are the best ways to gain knowledge. In this lecture, Professor Li Liangyi will analyse the poems and couplets related to some of the historical sites in China, so that the audience could travel across space and time through these literary works.

Mr Kua Bak Lim

As the first port of call between the East and the West, Singapore was once an important cultural hub in Nanyang. There were many classical poems describing local landscapes, customs, and people, which serve as valuable material for the study of the Chinese in early Singapore. Through the explanation of these poems, Kua will introduce Singapore’s early history, its human and social landscape, as well as its relationship with modern China, in a bid to provide a new approach for scholars who are interested in the history of Singaporean Chinese.   


Speaker 1:

Professor Li Liangyi
President, China Express Travel (S) Pte Ltd

Known as “Modern-Day Xu Xiake”, Li Liangyi is an expert and educator in the field of cultural tourism and creative planning. He has been a visiting professor and a mentor to many graduate students both locally and abroad.

Speaker 2:

Mr Kua Bak Lim
Chairman, Research Committee
Singapore Federation of Chinese Clans Association

Kua Bak Lim is a renowned researcher specialising in the history of Chinese diaspora. 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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Event Date & Time

Sep 03, 2022 - Sep 03, 2022

Start Time: 2pm
End Time: 4.30pm

Duration: 2.5 hours

Intermission: No


SCCC Auditorium, Level 9 and Facebook/Zoom livestream

Event Language

Conducted in Mandarin



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