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A Librarian’s World – The National Library’s Chinese Textbooks Collection

Published on : 28 Jun 2017

A Librarian’s World – The National Library’s Chinese Textbooks Collection

Wednesday, 26 July 2017
7:00 pm– 8:00 pm Level 16, The Pod, National Library Building 
For access to The Pod, please proceed to the lift lobby opposite the information counter at Level 1.

Ever wondered what librarians do? In this series of monthly talks, find out what makes our librarians tick as they share highlights of their work from the collections of the National Library.

Join librarian Lee Meiyu as she uncovers more than a hundred years of Singapore’s history as seen through early Chinese textbooks from the National Library’s Singapore and Southeast Asia (SINGSEA) collection.

These textbooks capture changes in Singapore over time, from the socio-lingual, cultural and political beliefs of the Chinese community, to the changing syllabus and education system as well as the history of these textbooks publishers. Don’t miss this opportunity to view the rich array of historical research materials available on the education history of Singapore.

Free admission. Please register at library eKiosks or

About the Speaker

Lee Meiyu is a librarian with the SINGSEA and Exhibitions team in the Content & Services division. Her main responsibility is managing the SINGSEA collection. Her research interest lies in the Overseas Chinese community and is the writer behind the 2012 exhibition guide Money by Mail to China: Dreams and Struggles of Early Migrants. She is also a regular contributor to the library’s magazine BiblioAsia.

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