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Launch Of UniSIM Humanities Series, And Seminar (In Mandarin) By Professor Wong Yoon Wah

The UniSIM Humanities Series was launched at the inaugural ceremony held on 24 Nov 2012 at SIM University (UniSIM) by Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President of SIM University. The event was jointly organised by UniSIM Centre for Chinese Studies (UCCS), School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS); and supported by Global Publishing. Professor Eddie Kuo, Director, UCCS; Associate Professor Genice Ngg, Dean, SASS and Professor Wong Yoon Wah, editorial member of the series were invited on stage to witness the ceremony. This was followed by the presentation of the books by Professor Cheong to the invited guests and authors.

UniSIM Humanities Series is a set of Chinese academic publications focusing on Cultural China. The first three volumes are "Chinese Literature in Singapore and Malaysia", "Chinese Language Usages in Singapore" and "Chinese Language Education in Singapore". The articles were mainly compiled from the theses and dissertations from the graduates of UniSIM Chinese programmes.

Professor Wong Yoon Wah, who is also the Senior Vice President at Southern University College, Malaysia, gave a talk in Mandarin on "Chinese literature in Singapore and Malaysia – A reflection from cross-cultural, cross-time, and trans-border perspectives" in the afternoon. He spoke earnestly on the need to rethink and reposition the standing of many important Chinese authors and their literature publications, which were regrettably lost or forgotten by the Chinese literature scene in Singapore as the years passed by. This was followed by the Question and Answer session.

The event attracted some 75 attendees who had a fruitful session catching up with old friends and being inspired by the talk.



《新跃人文丛书》发布会暨王润华教授专题演讲

由新跃中华学术中心及新跃大学人文与社会科学学院组织编辑、八方文化创作室出版的《新跃人文》丛书首三部分册于11月24日假新跃大学举办了新书发布仪式。发布仪式由新跃大学校长张起杰教授主持,并由新跃中华学术中心主任郭振羽教授、人文与社会科学学院院长吴燕怡副教授、《新跃人文》丛书编委委员王润华教授见证了这场仪式。仪式过后,受邀贵宾及丛书作者一一轮流上台从张校长手中接过赠书。

《新跃人文》丛书是一套以文化中华为主轴概念的华文学术丛书。首三部分册分别为:《新马华文文学研究新观察》、《新加坡华语应用研究新进展》、《新加坡华文教材研究新视角》。

新书发布会下半场,邀请了同时担任马来西亚南方大学学院资深副校长的王润华教授,作一场题为“新马华文文学:跨文化、跨时代、跨国界的思考”的学术讲座。王教授就许多在新马创作的老一辈重要华人作家,因种种原因被新马文学界所遗忘了的处境,作了发人省思的演讲。演讲过后,王教授和观众进行了一场有深度的交流。

当天的活动吸引了约75名关心中华文化和新马文学的观众出席。活动结束后,与会者叙旧知新,踊跃交流。

 

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