Historian Tan Tai Yong’s lectures on Singapore launched as book, The Straits Times, 8 November 2019

The Straits Times reported on the launch of Yale-NUS College President and Professor of Humanities (History) Tan Tai Yong’s book, The Idea Of Singapore: Smallness Unconstrained. The book is a collection of President Tan’s lectures on Singapore’s evolution over the past 700 years, and looks at factors that have shaped the nation – such as its geography and ethnic make-up – and continue to influence it today. Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee, who spoke at the book launch event on 8 November, noted that President Tan’s approach to history is “accessible and easy to digest”.

 

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