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Speaker: Koh Keng We
This talk explores how Peranakan Chinese helped shape the economic and business history of Singapore, the Malay world, and beyond. Their cultural and socio-political capital allowed many merchants and entrepreneurs to occupy important positions within the political economy. It will also discuss the challenges faced by these creolized communities in the changing local, regional, and global environments during the first half of the 20th century and beyond. It locates the fates and fortunes of the Peranakan Chinese in the economic history of Singapore, the Malay region, and the world.
This lecture is organised in conjunction with the Great Peranakans exhibition.
This lecture is free. Due to limited seats, registration is required. Please email NHB_ACM_Conference@nhb.gov.sg to reserve seats.
About the speaker
Koh Keng We joined the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University in 2014. He was previously curator at the Dr You-Bao Shao Center for Overseas Chinese Documentation and Research, Ohio University Libraries, and on the faculty at Seoul National University, where he headed the Southeast Asia program in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilization. His research interests include the Asian business history, maritime trade, Chinese religions, Asian migrations and diasporas, and colonialism.