Citizen Historian Updated! (May 2008)
Dear subscribers, friends and history enthusiasts
citizen historian is updated for the month of May, with two essays from
First up is Melissa Sim’s essay on past POSB saving schemes and how people
remember such schemes. Presently a Sociology postgrad with NUS, Melissa
provides some insights into how and why such memories are triggered.
Slightly different from the usual histories, but no less informative.
Next, Ang Cher Kiat, a former history honours graduate from NUS, provides
a historiographical survey of literature on Tibetan history, particularly
on how they dealt with the Chinese invasion and its impact. Partly
inspired by recent discussions on the situation in Tibet, Cher Kiat notes
that history is neither monolithic nor it’s authors value-free.
This is a smaller update than usual because of other immediate obligations
faced by the editors. We have several essays ready for June, but we hope
this will suffice for now.
Hope you’ll enjoy reading, and many thanks for taking the time
for Editors, citizen historian