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A Sense of History:
a select bibliography on the history of Singapore

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Historiography

 
Alatas, Hussein, Syed ; Khoo, Kay Kim  & Kwa, Chong Guan . Malays/Muslims and the history of Singapore. Singapore: Centre for Research on Islamic and Malay Affairs, 1998. 61p. An edited transcription of the proceedings of a seminar held in 1997 at the RELC Singapore, and of particular interest is the paper by Kwa entitled "Studying Singapore before Raffles". [DS599.4 Ops 1/98]

Bogaars, George . Towards a history of Singapore. Journal of the Historical Society (University of Singapore), 1968/69: 20-24. [DS1 SHJ]

Bottoms, J. C.  Some Malay historical sources. IN Soedjatmoko, ed. An introduction to Indonesian historiography. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1965. Pp. 156-193.  
[DS634 Soe]

Chua, Beng Huat , ed. Singapore studies II: critical surveys of the humanities and social sciences. Singapore: Singapore University press for Centre for Advanced Studies, 1999. 246p. Along a similar vein as the first edition published in 1986 and edited by Kapur, the present study covers research done during the period from 1985 to 1995.  [DS599.2 Sis 2]

Kapur, B. K.,  ed. Singapore studies: critical surveys of the humanities and social sciences. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1986. 486p. Consists of critical surveys of the voluminous work done on Singapore in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences from its inception to 1985. These surveys provide an invaluable profile of the nationís past and present as well pointing out the areas for future research. [DS599.2 Sis]

Lau, Albert . The national past and the writing of the history of Singapore. IN Ban, K. C.; Pakir, A. & Tong, C. K., eds. Imagining Singapore. Singapore: Times Academic Press, 1992. Pp. 46-68. [DS599.7 Ima]

Lee, Edwin . Historiography of Singapore. IN Kapur, B. K., ed. Singapore studies: critical surveys of the humanities and social sciences. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1986. Pp.1-31. [DS599.2 Sis]

Tarling, Nicholas . The British Empire in South-East Asia. IN Winks, Robin W., ed. The Oxford history of the British Empire. Vol. 5. Historiography. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1999. Pp. 403-415. [DA16 Oxf]

Wong, Lin Ken . The economic history of Malaysia: a bibliographic essay. Journal of Economic History, 25(2):244-262, 1965.  [HC10 JEH]

 

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