Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022463412000616
Title: Educating multicultural citizens: Colonial nationalism, imperial citizenship and education in late colonial Singapore
Authors: Sai, S.-M. 
Issue Date: Feb-2013
Source: Sai, S.-M. (2013-02). Educating multicultural citizens: Colonial nationalism, imperial citizenship and education in late colonial Singapore. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 44 (1) : 49-73. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022463412000616
Abstract: This article recounts the unusual history of a national idea in late colonial Singapore from the 1930s to the early 1950s before Singapore's attainment of partial self-government in 1955. Using two different concepts, namely 'colonial nationalism' and 'imperial citizenship', it offers a genealogy of nationalism in Singapore, one that calls into question the applicability of prevailing theories of anti-colonial nationalism to the Singapore-in-Malaya context. Focusing on colonial nationalism, the article provides a historical account of English-mediated official multiculturalism through tracking shifting British colonial priorities, ideologies of governance and challenges to its authority in Singapore. This account is rarely appreciated in Singapore today given official scripting of national history that abets particular amnesias with regards to its multicultural nationhood. © 2013 The National University of Singapore.
Source Title: Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52180
ISSN: 00224634
DOI: 10.1017/S0022463412000616
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