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Rebuilding the Ancestral Village: Singaporeans in China

Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028818
eISBN:
9789882207332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028818.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This work illustrates the relationship between one group of Singaporean Chinese and their ancestral village in Fujian, China. It explores the reasons why the Singaporean Chinese continue to maintain ... More


Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore

Nicole Tarulevicz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038099
eISBN:
9780252095368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038099.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

While eating is a universal experience, for Singaporeans it carries strong national connotations. The popular Singaporean–English phrase “Die die must try” is not so much hyperbole as it is a ... More


Cooperation, Comity, and Competition Policy in Singapore

Burton Ong

in Cooperation, Comity, and Competition Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195387704
eISBN:
9780199866762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387704.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter begins with an overview of Singapore's competition law and policy. It then discusses the extraterritorial reach of Singapore's competition law regime, comity, and the exercise of ... More


The Pizza of Love

Nicole Tarulevicz

in Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038099
eISBN:
9780252095368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038099.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how cookbook authors tried to use food and food preparation to define a Singaporean national identity by looking at cookbooks that claim to represent authentic Singaporean ... More


Singapore

Peichi Chung

in Video Games Around the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262527163
eISBN:
9780262328487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527163.003.0031
Subject:
Computer Science, Game Studies

This essay is a history of video games in Singapore, and it contains a description of the Singaporean video game industry and how it has grown. Descriptions of video game companies and individual ... More


Revival Cinema: ‘Other’ Singaporeans in (An)other Singapore

Edna Lim

in Celluloid Singapore: Cinema, Performance and the National

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474402880
eISBN:
9781474444613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402880.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that films of the revival engage the national through a relational force of counter-performative strategies present in the narrative, film style, use of language such as Singlish, ... More


Singapore Cinema in Singapore

Edna Lim

in Celluloid Singapore: Cinema, Performance and the National

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474402880
eISBN:
9781474444613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402880.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By way of conclusion, this last chapter discusses current developments in Singapore cinema through recent films like Ilo Ilo (Anthony Chen, 2013), Meeting the Giant (Tay Ping Hui, 2014) and To ... More


Introduction: Challenges to Family Ties in an Asian Global City

Kristina Göransson

in The Binding Tie: Chinese Intergenerational Relations in Modern Singapore

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832599
eISBN:
9780824870195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832599.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book explores how intergenerational relations among Chinese Singaporeans have changed in tandem with the island-nation's ... More


Audacious Fusion: Thinking About Singaporean Cuisine

Nicole Tarulevicz

in Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038099
eISBN:
9780252095368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038099.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter discusses the importance of studying the history of food in Singapore. Singapore's outstanding economic transformation since independence understandably dominates scholarly ... More


Making the Past the Present: Food in a Multiracial Port City

Nicole Tarulevicz

in Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038099
eISBN:
9780252095368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038099.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter studies the ways in which ideas about Singapore's food heritage are used to help Singaporeans negotiate the multiracial nature of the island-state. Rojak—a Singaporean salad or ... More


The Kitchen: Invariably Offstage

Nicole Tarulevicz

in Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038099
eISBN:
9780252095368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038099.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at the marginalized Singaporean kitchen. Although they think hard about where and what they eat, very few Singaporeans spend time thinking about where their food is prepared. The ... More


Jam Tarts, Spotted Dicks, and Curry

Nicole Tarulevicz

in Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038099
eISBN:
9780252095368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038099.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses how Singaporean and Malayan cookbooks produced from 1880 to 2008 were intended to inculcate a racial and social hierarchy. A 1960s cookbook based on the Malayan school ... More


Food Sluts and the Marketing of Singaporean Cuisine

Nicole Tarulevicz

in Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038099
eISBN:
9780252095368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038099.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes print and film tourism advertisements for Singapore. Unlike its neighbors, Singapore, by way of its English-language public sphere, is the “knowable Asia.” As a “Westernized” ... More


“Singaporean by birth, Singaporean by faith”: Queer Indians, Internet Technology, and the Reconfiguration of Sexual and National Identity

Robert Phillips

in Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139330
eISBN:
9789888180196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139330.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Interrogating racialised discourses in Singapore, the writer offers an analysis of queer Indian-Singaporeans’ use of new and emerging communications technologies, outlining how these facilities have ... More


Fantasy Island

Johan A. Lindquist

in The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832018
eISBN:
9780824869977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832018.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the ethnically Malay working-class men who travel to Batam in order to escape, at least temporarily, what they perceive as Singapore's overly regulated and expensive society. ... More


From Temasek to the Republic of Singapore: A Historical Overview

Kristina Göransson

in The Binding Tie: Chinese Intergenerational Relations in Modern Singapore

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832599
eISBN:
9780824870195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832599.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides historical background for Singapore, from the precolonial period to the modern Republic of Singapore. It also provides a history of Singapore's Chinese community and features of ... More


Binding Ties

Kristina Göransson

in The Binding Tie: Chinese Intergenerational Relations in Modern Singapore

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832599
eISBN:
9780824870195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832599.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines ways in which intergenerational relations are maintained and reaffirmed. It begins by discussing how the Singapore government uses notions of traditional family values to ... More


Renegotiating the Intergenerational Contract

Kristina Göransson

in The Binding Tie: Chinese Intergenerational Relations in Modern Singapore

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832599
eISBN:
9780824870195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832599.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how the intergenerational contract is renegotiated and transformed. Rapid social mobility across generations has weakened the position of elderly parents vis-à-vis their ... More


A Brief History of Singapore

Nicole Tarulevicz

in Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038099
eISBN:
9780252095368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038099.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides an account of Singapore's recent history, interwoven with key culinary and gastronomic developments. The conventional periodization of Singapore's history into the pre-colonial, ... More


More Than Just Food

Nicole Tarulevicz

in Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038099
eISBN:
9780252095368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038099.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter examines the role of nostalgia in food culture. Singapore has experienced incredible growth and has emerged as a global city. In an attempt to avoid the resulting sterility, ... More


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