Reframing Singapore: Memory – Identity - Trans-Regionalism
Singapore, over the last two decades, has advanced rapidly towards being a global city-state and key nodal point in the international economic sphere. These developments have necessitated the reassessment of the manner in which this country may be understood, including its history, population and geography, as well as its transregional and transnational experiences with the external world. Reframing Singapore: Memory – Identity – Trans- Regionalism, consisting of fourteen papers, spans several disciplines of the humanities and social sciences, and draws upon various theoretical approaches and methodological processes to provide a more refined understanding of Singapore. The papers take on a multi-disciplinary approach, seeking to reassess the accepted notions and held discourses on Singapore’s past, and to reconceptualise our understanding of the challenges that the country and its people face in the present
Derek Heng is assistant professorin the Department of History at the Ohio State University.
Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied is assistant professor in the Department of Malay Studies at the National University of Singapore