We are historians who run "Living with Myths", an ongoing project and seminar series on Singapore that unpacks the myths that shape our identity.
Keep the questions rolling in. PJ and KS will keep checking here, till 20 Sep!
My short bio: We are historians who run "Living with Myths", an ongoing project and seminar series on Singapore that unpacks the myths that shape our identity. Some of us have been accused of having social media proxies and deliberately trying to undermine the PAP's political legitimacy and"rewrite" Singapore's history. We have been attacked as "revisionist historians", which is misleading as rigorous historical research is by definition revisionist. We work on fires, activism, decolonisation, identity, migration, and religion in Singapore history. Our research, which we think is very exciting and cutting edge, aims to uncover new ways of understanding our pasts, as all good histories do. So come join us to talk about what these new histories are, why the past is relevant to our present and future, and anything else you might want to ask!
- Loh Kah Seng, Sogang University
- Thum Ping Tjin, University of Oxford
Kah Seng: https://www.facebook.com/lohks
Living with Myths: https://www.facebook.com/events/408072146059269/
10.30PM And, it’s a wrap—for tonight.
Thanks for all the wonderful questions and brilliant comments. We’ll be back to answer more questions over the week, till 20 Sep (Sun), but will have to leave for now.
Pls subscribe to our Page (https://www.facebook.com/livingwithmyths) for more information.
9.30PM We’re getting lots of in-depth questions, and to do justice to them, PJ and Kah Seng will continue fielding questions for another hour. Thank you for waiting if you have not got your question answered yet.