Third Colloquium of ‘The Penang Story’ Chinese in Penang – A Historical Perspective

Keynote Address: The Japanese Occupation in Penang, 1941-1945
by David Ng Kum Cheong
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The roots of multi-lingual society: A case study of history, community & identity of Chinese in Penang
by Dr. Kim Phaik Lah, Coordinator of Culture & Education Unit, Persatuan Kebudayaan Rakyat P.P & Vice-President of Program, ASEAN Training Network
Socio-linguistic background of the Penang Chinese.
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St. Nicholas Home, Penang: 75 Years and Beyond
by Ooi Hock Tiam
This very brief paper consists of three parts:
The first part is an account of the historical development of St. Nicholas Home from its inception in 1926 to the current year; the second is a collection of human-interest stories gathered from former residents of the Home and from interviews with staff members at the Home, and the final part deals with the Home as a national and international organisation serving the visually disabled.
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Dr. Sun Yat Sen and Penang Philomatic Union
by Mr. Yeap Tan Lin
History is to be shared. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s six years in Penang is a significant period of Penang’s history. Our knowledge is hampered by the lack of published literature for the six years period when Dr. Sun used it as his Far East Headquaters.
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The Beijing Opera and “Peng Seah” in Penang
by Lim Gaik Siang
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Malaysian Pioneer Artists of Penang
by Dr. Tan Chong Guan
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Recreating Identities: The Chinese in Penang Adapt to the Environment through the Performing Arts
by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tan Sooi Beng, Universiti Sains Malaysia
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Zhang Zhou Folk Ballads of Tan Tong Tong: A Case Study of Poh Lian Teng
by Toh Teong Chuan
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The Cheah Kongsi
by Cheah Jin Teong
History of Cheah Clan of Sek Tong Seah Penang.
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Khaw Sim Bee, Governor of Phuket: A Centenary View
by Pranee Sakulpipatana
Chinese emigrated to Phuket during 1853 -1932 because of the food shortage and political events in their country. Most of the Chinese emigrants were Fukeinese from Fujian the Southern district of China. Some of them became tin mine owners, merchants and holders of a government monopoly.
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Chinese Doorways In Penang
by David Yeo
A Chinese doorway is more than a physical structure that defines passage from one space to another. It is a symbol of safety, hope, protection, sanctuary and resting station to the early Chinese immigrants and indentured workers.
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The Development Of Penang’s Chinese Communities And Spatial Histories As Traced From 19th Century Maps
by Ooi Bok Kim
The early maps of Penang provides us certain information with topography and the inter relationship of the place.
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Prostitution in Colonial Malaya with Special Reference to Penang: Some Preliminary Thoughts.
by Long Yee Fong
This paper is a preliminary version of a larger paper that will probably be presented at the international conference in Penang in April next year. It is the intention here only to stress certain salient aspects of prostitution in colonial Malaya and especially Penang which was a colonial port-town with a thriving flesh trade in the late 19′” century and the early 20’h century.
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