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What’s in a Name? Origin Stories, Social Practices and Functions of Singapore’s Century-Old Kinship-Based Clan Associations

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ORGANISED BY : Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Singapore Heritage Society

What’s in a Name? Origin Stories, Social Practices and Functions of Singapore’s Century-Old Kinship-Based Clan Associations

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.

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Date Time   Speaker Title Format
13 November 2pm – 4pm Ms Lynn Wong What’s in a Name? Stories, Rituals, and Social Practices in Singapore’s
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14 November 2pm – 4pm Ms Lynn Wong Transformation of Ancestral Veneration Practices and Challenges to
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11 December 3pm – 5pm Professor Jesvin Yeo and Dr Caroline Chia Forgotten Heritage: Graphical Introduction to Singapore’s Traditional
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Event Date & Time

Nov 13, 2021

2pm to 4pm

Venue

Zoom and Facebook Live

Event Language

Conducted in English

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