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Title: 建国后的国民意识与“新加坡儿童”的建构—以《新加坡儿童》(1973-1979)为考察对象 = The Construction of National Consciousness and “Singapore Children” after the Founding of Singapore: A Case Study of Young Singaporean (1973-1979)
Authors: 廖依然
LIAO YIRAN
Keywords: 国民意识, 新加坡儿童, 1973-1979
Issue Date: 9-Apr-2018
Citation: 廖依然, LIAO YIRAN (2018-04-09). 建国后的国民意识与“新加坡儿童”的建构—以《新加坡儿童》(1973-1979)为考察对象 = The Construction of National Consciousness and “Singapore Children” after the Founding of Singapore: A Case Study of Young Singaporean (1973-1979). ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The objective of this thesis is to study the scripting of the imagination of the Singapore children from the perspective of children periodical, Young Singaporean. It was the first trilingual children periodical published by the Educational Publications from 1973-1979, with the endorsement of Singapore government. With the history background of Singapore became an independent state in 1965, after the short-lived merger with Malaysia. Singapore have to tackle with the threats and overcome challenges coming from external and internal. For instance, the absence of natural resources and a lack of hinterland. Thus, Singapore urged for finding a way to establish a foothold in Southeast Asia, as well as construct her own national identity and local culture. France scholar Phillppe Aries, claimed that the child is a historical and cultural concept. Thus, this paper aimed to reset the children periodicals into the political and historical context during the 1970s, and discuss the issues related to children, which reflected in the periodicals. As such, the writer first argues that Young Singaporean served the purpose of constructing the new images of "Singapore children" under the official discourse. Second, the national consciousness and world awareness which a child possess were being emphasized through different contents in periodical. Last, the shared and non-shared contents in this trilingual periodical, revealed the different expectations of nation towards children in different language groups. The objective of this thesis is to study the scripting of the imagination of the Singapore children from the perspective of children periodical, Young Singaporean. It was the first trilingual children periodical published by the Educational Publications from 1973-1979, with the endorsement of Singapore government. With the history background of Singapore became an independent state in 1965, after the short-lived merger with Malaysia. Singapore have to tackle with the threats and overcome challenges coming from external and internal. For instance, the absence of natural resources and a lack of hinterland. Thus, Singapore urged for finding a way to establish a foothold in Southeast Asia, as well as construct her own national identity and local culture. France scholar Phillppe Aries, claimed that the child is a historical and cultural concept. Thus, this paper aimed to reset the children periodicals into the political and historical context during the 1970s, and discuss the issues related to children, which reflected in the periodicals. As such, the writer first argues that Young Singaporean served the purpose of constructing the new images of "Singapore children" under the official discourse. Second, the national consciousness and world awareness which a child possess were being emphasized through different contents in periodical. Last, the shared and non-shared contents in this trilingual periodical, revealed the different expectations of nation towards children in different language groups. 
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/145308
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