||Saturday Jan 30, 2016
||02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
||Level 5 - Possibility in National Library Building
Registration is closed.
1835年﹐新加坡坚夏书院出版了传教士郭实猎（Karl F. A. Gützlaff, 1803-1851）所著的小说《是非略论》— 一部鸦片战争前撰写的重要文学创作｡通过小说﹐著者为旅居广州之泰西人呐喊：他们不满在中国所受到的歧视与限制｡演讲将探讨小说之创作背景﹐将文本与档案进行比读﹐深入挖掘其纸背后之深意以及弦外之音｡
A Chinese Novel Published in Singapore in 1835 – Shi fei lüe lun (A Brief Discussion of Right and Wrong) by Karl F. A. Gützlaff (1803-1851)
Speaker: Dr David K. Y. Chng
The talk will focus on the novel Shi fei lüe lun (A Brief Discussion of Right and Wrong) written by Protestant missionary Karl F. A. Gützlaff (1803-1851), published in Singapore in 1835 by the American Board Mission Press. It is a very important piece of literature that sheds light on Sino-British relationships in the 1830s. The talk will also explore the historical context of the novel.
Dr David K. Y. Chng is a part-time researcher at the UniSIM Centre for Chinese Studies, SIM University.