Everyone carries a family name, but how much do you know about it? In this talk, the speakers will share findings from field observations and interviews with stakeholders from over 11 local century-old kinship-based clan associations. Beyond an indication of one’s immediate familial ties, the speakers will show how one’s family name relates to a larger extended kinship support network locally and overseas, and how it contributes to building our Chinese Singaporean identity.
This talk is part of the Cultural Heritage of Singapore’s Over-100-Years-Old Kinship-Based Clan Associations research project funded by SCCC. The project documents the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of selected clan associations.
Check back soon for upcoming talks!
|13 November||2pm – 4pm||Ms Lynn Wong||What’s in a Name? Stories, Rituals, and Social Practices in Singapore’s
Century-Old Kinship-Based Clan Associations
|14 November||2pm – 4pm||Ms Lynn Wong||Transformation of Ancestral Veneration Practices and Challenges to
Preserving Tangible Heritage of the Singaporean Chinese Community: A
Case of Century-Old Kinship-Based Clan Associations
|11 December||3pm – 5pm||Professor Jesvin Yeo and Dr Caroline Chia||Forgotten Heritage: Graphical Introduction to Singapore’s Traditional
Nov 13, 2021
2pm to 4pm
Zoom and Facebook Live
Conducted in English