Tag Archive: Nanyang

Former NYJC Student: I Was Some Of Schoolmates First Malay Friend

The school’s name, Nanyang, refers to the lands south of China, which were in the Chinese sphere of influence for centuries. And the members of Nanyang Junior College’s (NYJC) school management committee were all Chinese. But the Serangoon school’s Chinese…
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Alfian Sa’at: Why Criticise Use Of “Syonan”If We Can Accept Other Depictions Of Us?

Syonan–light of the south. South of what? Japan, of course, and then we arrive at the idea of Singapore being a beacon of Japanese power in the dark, unknown southern frontiers. The Nipponcentricism is without a doubt offensive to those…
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