A/P Wang Jinping – What Piqued My Interest In Chinese Cultural History

What drove you to specialize in History? Well, it is quite an interesting story. Before I entered Peking university, History was my least favourite subject in high school. I think it was because of the old-fashioned way of teaching history back then – through the memorising of boring dates and events. I am sure thisContinue reading “A/P Wang Jinping – What Piqued My Interest In Chinese Cultural History”

Dr Mia Lee – My Journey As A European Historian

What drove you to specialize in history? I didn’t have a straightforward path in university. I tried a few different things and eventually chose History after these different things. I graduated from high school in 1992. At that point, I didn’t know what I wanted to study. My father wanted me to study aquaculture. IContinue reading “Dr Mia Lee – My Journey As A European Historian”

Dr Seng Guo Quan – Discovering Our Local History and “Chineseness”

What drove you to specialize in history? During my undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge, I came across Tim Harper while I was looking for a thesis advisor. In the early noughts of the 2000s, he published an essay in the eulogy volume to Lim Chin Siong, called Comet in the Sky, and hisContinue reading “Dr Seng Guo Quan – Discovering Our Local History and “Chineseness””

A/P Ian Gordon – Why I Became a Cultural Historian

What drove you to specialize in history? It is a long-term interest in how the past influences the present and the way societies were formed from interactions in the past. Having grown up in Australia, I was always interested in the US and the kinds of influence it had on Australia. Growing up I absorbedContinue reading “A/P Ian Gordon – Why I Became a Cultural Historian”

Dr John Solomon – Looking at Identity and Transnational Communities

What drove you to specialize in history? I took history modules because I was interested in the specific subjects that I was studying, and not because I saw myself majoring in History. Initially, I wanted to major in Philosophy, but I just ended up taking more history modules because I was interested in the specificContinue reading “Dr John Solomon – Looking at Identity and Transnational Communities”