This publication features research essays on the early commercial operations of the Eu Yan Sang enterprise, the business practices of the Chettiars and the role of remittance letters in maintain family ties for overseas Chinese. Using primary resources in the National Library, Singapore’s Koh Seow Chuan collection, writers Koh Keng We, Kannan Kesavan and Dong Huiying from Nanyang Technological University show us how seemingly insignificant materials can be used to examine aspects of early Singapore society from the view of the common person.
Eu Tong Sen and His Business Empire 余东旋与他的商业帝国
Pages That Opened Our Minds: A Pictorial Catalogue of Chinese Textbooks in Singapore (1902–2015) is a companion volume to the first volume that was published in 2014. It features textbooks produced by publishers that were not featured in the first volume. This book comprises two sections: the first, chronicles the history of Chinese textbooks in Singapore. The second section is a joint catalogue of textbooks found in the collections of the National Library, Singapore, Ministry of Education Heritage Centre, and the Wang Gungwu Library at Nanyang Technological University.