Historical perspectives of Singapore society

  • Karen Teoh, Schooling Diaspora: Women, Education and the Overseas Chinese in British Malaya and Singapore, 1850s-1960s (Oxford University Press, 2018)
  • Philip Holden, “Questioning ‘From Third World to First” in Loh Kah Seng, Thum Ping Tjin and Jack Meng-Tat Chia (eds.), Living with Myths in Singapore (Ethos Books, 2017)
  • Imran bin Tajudeen, “From Riau to Singapore, 1700s-1870s” in H. Koon Wee and Jeremy Chua (eds.) Singapore Dreaming: Managing Utopia, pp. 102-126 (Asian Urban Lab, 2016)
  • Quah Sy Ren, “Imagining Malaya, Practicing Multiculturalism: The Malayan Consciousness of Singapore Chinese Intellectuals in the 1950s”, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 16(1): 96-112 (2015)
  • Geoff Wade, “Operation Coldstore: a key event in the creation of modern Singapore”, in Poh Siew Kai et.al. (eds.), The 1963 Operation Coldstore in Singapore: commemorating 50 years, pp.15-62 (Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, 2013)
  • Poh Soo Kai, “Living in a time of deception” in Poh Soo Kai et.al. (eds.), The 1963 Operation Coldstore in Singapore: commemorating 50 years pp. 161-202 (Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, 2013)
  • Teng Siao See, Chan Cheow Thia and Lee Huay Leng, Education-at-Large : Student Life and Activities in Singapore 1945-1965 (World Scientific, 2013)
  • Kwa Chong Guan, “The Singapore Story: The Writing & Rewriting of a History”, The Idea of Singapore, special issue of Commentary, 22: 1-27 (2013)
  • Loh Kah Seng, Edgar Liao, Lim Cheng Tju and Seng Guo-Quan, The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malaya: Tangled Strands of Modernity (NUS Press, 2012)
  • Loh Kah Seng and Liew Kai Khiun, The Makers and Keepers of Singapore History (Ethos Books, 2010)
  • C.C. Chin, “The United Front strategy of the Malayan Communist Party in Singapore, 1950-1960”, in Michael D. Barr and Carl A. Trocki (eds.) Paths Not Taken: political pluralism in post-war Singapore, pp. 58-77 (NUS Press, 2008)
  • Tan Tai Yong, “Merger and Greater Malaysia: political attitudes towards union between Singapore and the Federation” in Creating “Greater Malaysia”: decolonization and the politics of merger, pp. 29-68 (Singapore: ISEAS, 2008)
  • Michael Barr and Carl Trocki (eds.), Paths Not Taken: Political Pluralism in Post-War Singapore (NUS Press, 2008)
  • Hong Lysa and Huang Jianli, The Scripting of a National History: Singapore and its Pasts (NUS Press, 2008)
  • Hong Lysa and Huang Jianli, The Scripting of a National History: Singapore and its Pasts (NUS Press, 2008) — The book analyzes how history is packaged and used by the state
  • 崔贵强【1990】。《新马华人国家认同的转向,1945-1959》【Ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaya: The Transformation of National Identity , 1945-1959】 (修订版)(新加坡青年书局,  2007) — Often the discussion of Chinese in Singapore does not look into their “localization”; this is better documented in Chinese-language writings and research
  • Kwa Chong Guan, “Why did Tengku Hussain sign the 1819 Treaty with Stamford Raffles?”, in Khoo Kay Kim et.al. (eds.) Malays/Muslims in Singapore: Selected readings in history 1819-1965, pp. 1-36 (AMP Publications, 2006)
  • “Positioning the student political activism of Singapore: articulation, contestation and omission”, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 7(3): 403-430 (2006)
  • Brenda S. A.Yeoh,  Contesting space in colonial Singapore: Power relations and the urban built environment (NUS Press, 2003)
  • Hong Lysa, “Review: The Lee Kuan Yew Story as Singapore’s History”, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 33(3): 545-557 (2002)
  • Diane K. Mauzy and R.S. Milne, “How Singapore became independent: LKY and the PAP” in Mauzy and Milne, Singapore Politics under the People’s Action Party, pp.13-24 (Routledge, 2002) 
  • T.N. Harper, The End of the Empire (Cambridge University Press, 1999) — a rich presentation of the decolonizing period in Malaya, including the vibrancy of Malay-language cultural industries and people’s multicultural efforts
  • Loh Kah Seng “Within the Singapore Story: The use and narrative of history in Singapore”, Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 12(2): 1-21 (1998)
  • Albert Lau, “The Alliance strikes back” in A Moment of Anguish: Singapore and Malaysia and the Politics of Disengagement, pp. 131-160 (Times Academic Press, 1998)
  • Chua Beng Huat, “Pragmatism of the PAP government: a critical assessment” in Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore, pp. 57-78 (Routledge, 1995)
  • Richard Clutterbuck, “The struggle for political control”, Conflict and Violence in Singapore and Malaysia 1945-1983, pp.142-163 (Graham Brash, 1985)
  • Chan Heng Chee, “Politics in an administrative state: where has the politics gone?” in Seah Chee Meow (ed.) Trends in Singapore (SUP, 1975)
  • Chan Heng Chee, Singapore: the politics of survival 1965-67 (Oxford University Press, 1971) 
  • Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir,  “Founding of Singapore”, “The Treaty with Tengku Long” and “Mr Crawfurd and Sultan Hussain Shah”, from The Hikayat Abdullah, pp. 139-148; 153-168; 218-230 (1849