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"A lot of ground is covered in the book and these articles are great secondary source material for the serious historian. ... The plentiful illustrations, including maps, photos and paintings, also add greatly to this book."

South China Morning Post

Studying Singapore Before 1800, in compiling the work of historians whose sources draw from old texts and depictions of and about the region, presents to the reader other thought collectives that had been peripheral or overlooked. In doing so, it opens up a larger well of possible identities that, not only students of Singapore but Singaporeans themselves, can draw on without being reduced to a brand on a sardine tin.”

Alex Tham | Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia

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