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Shedding New Light on Creating a Malaysian Chinese Community Historical Archive: Expansion and Heritage


Title: Shedding New Light on Creating a Malaysian Chinese Community Historical Archive: Expansion and Heritage
Date: 9 October 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Venue: New Era University College, Block B, 3rd Floor, 309 Lecture Hall
Organizer: Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research), New Era University College
Language: English

Speaker: Ms. Virginia SHIH
                 (Curator, South/Southeast Asia Library of the University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.)

Résumé of Speaker: Please refer to the poster.

Moderator: Dr. Joe LIAW Siau Chi
                    (Deputy Head, International Relations Office, New Era University College)

Abstract:

  • What constitutes primary sources in Malaysian Chinese cultural heritage studies? What are the different types of existing primary sources for scholarly research besides printed and online news media?
  • What is the working relationship between community archive and institutional archive? What types of primary sources are users-driven?
  • Why do we need to create a centralized Malaysian Chinese community historical archive? Whom do we need to consult for funding and staffing support to get things started?
  • How do (un)tapped archives function as historical evidence of Malaysian Chinese cultural heritage beyond what has been preserved? How do they shed new light on any new discovery of Malaysian Chinese studies for current and future generations? Why do we still need to keep a paper trail of an historical archive in this digital age of the 21st century?

Résumé of Speaker

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