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Chinese Epigraphy in Singapore, 1819-1911

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The history of Singapore's Chinese community is carved in stone and wood: in the epigraphic record of 62 Chinese temples, native-place associations, clan and guild halls, from 1819 to 1911. These materials include temple plaques, couplets, stone inscriptions, stone and bronze censers, and other inscribed objects found in these institutions. They provide first-hand historical information on the aspirations and contributions of the early generation of Chinese settlers in Singapore. Early inscriptions reveal the centrality of ...

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Chinese Epigraphy in Singapore, 1819-1911
2017, NUS Press, Singapore

ISBN-13: 9789971698713


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