In our first AcademiaSG Lecture, PHILIP HOLDEN retrieves PAP founding father S. Rajaratnam’s early anticolonial thought and discusses its relevance for contemporary discussions of race and identity. Join us on 23 February.
KUANSONG VICTOR ZHUANG, MENG EE WONG, and DAN GOODLEY make the case for disability studies in Singapore.
Studying television production in Singapore, SIAO YUONG FONG explores the often-invisible ideological work that goes into maintaining regime stability.
A new book examines academic freedom in Asia. CHERIAN GEORGE, CHONG JA IAN and SHANNON ANG summarise their chapter on the situation in Singapore.
This new volume is pubished by Columbia University Press as part of the Association for Asian Studies’ Asia Shorts series. Book launch webinar on 1 December (Singapore time).
HALLAM STEVENS (James Cook University) cautions that Australia should resist what Singapore’s high-tech governance model offers — not just tech but also connected legal, financial, and political mechanisms for managing society.
If Singapore’s leaders are seeking a new social compact for a changed world, they would need to embark on radical reforms to redress the balance between self-interest and solidarity, argues sociologist TEO YOU YENN.
In an excerpt from the new book, Brown is Redacted, sociologist Laavanya Kathiravelu explains the challenges ethnic Indians face in claiming legitimate belonging to the Singapore nation.
AcademiaSG editors CHONG JA IAN and LINDA LIM relate how their interview with a Hong Kong newspaper was distorted by a PRC news outlet. One year ago, in October 2021, the government passed FICA, the Foreign Interference Countermeasures Act (FICA), two years after passing POFMA, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), in […]
The public discourse on inflation in Singapore has focused on imported inflation, and its mitigation through currency appreciation. But there are also domestic sources of inflation rooted in our overall economic development strategy, argue economists Linda Lim and Nigel Chiang of the University of Michigan.1 One year ago, central bankers worldwide mostly expected rising inflation […]