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The May 13 Generation: The Chinese Middle Schools Student Movement and Singapore Politics in the 1950s

Tan Jing Quee; Tan Kok Chiang; Hong Lysa (Editors)

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ISBN 10: 9675832169 / ISBN 13: 9789675832161
Published by Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, 2011
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372 pp., illustrations, index. The May 13 generation was the first belonging to the immigrant communities from China to grapple with the issues of being Malayan/Singaporean, breaking irrevocably with the received wisdoms of their elders, and in a political climate where their explorations were deemed to be subversive. This book comprises the recollections penned by the participants of the era of the 1950s, where their generation was in the forefront of the anti-colonial movement, and the work of academic researchers who have examined the historical framework and context of the period, as well as how it has been made to fit into the country's mainstream history. The researchers have also examined the students' cultural expressions, whether it is in art, drama, dance or literature and found them to be socially engaged, and grappling with the question of who they were as a people. The cultural explorations of that period have been forgotten or repudiated. It is revealing just how this amnesia and silence has become so set. It is also impossible to imagine the demands that the age had put on this generation of youths. Bookseller Inventory # 9675832169GERAK093015

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Title: The May 13 Generation: The Chinese Middle ...

Publisher: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

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The May 13 generation was the first belonging to the immigrant communities from China to grapple with the issues of being Malayan/Singaporean, breaking irrevocably with the received wisdoms of their elders, and in a political climate where their explorations were deemed to be subversive. This book comprises the recollections penned by the participants of the era of the 1950s, where their generation was in the forefront of the anti-colonial movement, and the work of academic researchers who have examined the historical framework and context of the period, as well as how it has been made to fit into the country's mainstream history. The researchers have also examined the students' cultural expressions, whether it is in art, drama, dance or literature and found them to be socially engaged, and grappling with the question of who they were as a people. The cultural explorations of that period have been forgotten or repudiated. It is revealing just how this amnesia and silence has become so set. It is also impossible to imagine the demands that the age had put on this generation of youths.

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