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dc.titleFishy tales: Singapura Dilanggar Todak as myth and history in Singapore's past
dc.contributor.authorSIM MEIJUN, SOPHIE
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-08T10:47:58Z
dc.date.available2010-04-08T10:47:58Z
dc.date.issued2005-11-30
dc.identifier.citationSIM MEIJUN, SOPHIE (2005-11-30). Fishy tales: Singapura Dilanggar Todak as myth and history in Singapore's past. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/14900
dc.description.abstractMost historical scholarship on Singapore has relied heavily on colonial and archival sources, resulting in absences, such as considerations of a pre-colonial history and the history of non-elites. Through an analysis of how a fourteenth-century tale has been re-told, Singapura Dilanggar Todak, which has been retold numerous times between 1612 and 2001, this thesis offers a neglected and commonly dismissed, if not derided, avenue for addressing such issues by considering myths as valuable historical sources which reflect, represent and reshape local society. Myths are re-created in the process of writing and with each re-creation a metaphor for the historical epoch in which it exists is exposed. Using the concept of New Historicism, the relationship between an event and a literary piece will be explored to explain changes within Singapura Dilanggar Todak and to map parallels between this myth and local history.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectMyth; Malay; History; Literature; Singapore; Representation
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentHISTORY
dc.contributor.supervisorBARNARD, TIMOTHY PERCY
dc.description.degreeMaster's
dc.description.degreeconferredMASTER OF ARTS
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