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Inter-Asia School, Modern Asian Thought Project (S’pore and M’sia office)


Inter-Asia School’s Modern Asian Thought (MAT) project aims to connect the intellectual networks across Asia, forming a platform for mutual support and sharing. Through learning and understanding from one another, it strives to propose effective interpretations, critiques and interventions to current historical situations.

MAT Singapore and Malaysia office not only bases itself in the two places, it also hopes to build up an intellectual platform to connect Southeast Asia. Through the sharing of knowledge, experiences and resources, it aims at creating a communicative network for intellectual and practical action. Our office members’ main concern is to take urgent steps in saving and working up the local knowledge and historical experiences, including the materials from literary supplement and magazines of the early periods. At the same time we collect the materials on the issue of civil society and social movements, in order to contextualize the development of civil society in Singapore and Malaysia. Also, we want to sort out the historical and social problems from the 1950s to 1970s by organizing intellectual workshops and symposium.

Department of History, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Universitas Gadjah Mada (internationally known as Gadjah Mada University ; Abbreviation : UGM) is an Indonesian public ivy league research university located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, founded on December 19, 1949. UGM is the oldest and largest institution of higher learning in Indonesia. The Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, offers a graduate program at the baccalaureate level and a postgraduate program at the master’s and doctoral levels. The baccalaureate program includes eleven departments: Anthropology and Culture, Archeology, History, Arabic Literature, Indonesian Literature, English Literature, Japanese Literature, Korean Language, Regional Indonesian Literatures, French Literature, and Tourism. Since 2011, the faculty has offered two international courses at the baccalaureate level, namely the English Literature and Tourism programs. The faculty’s postgraduate programs at the master’s level are Anthropology, Archeology, History, Literature, Linguistics, and American Studies. Two doctoral level programs are offered: Humanities and American Studies. The Faculty of Cultural Sciences also offers Indonesian-language and -culture education to foreigners through its Indonesian Culture and Language Learning Services (INCULS).

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Malaysiakini (Chinese version)



Malaysiakini is a news website published in English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil. Since its launch on 20 November 1999, it has been widely considered to be one of the leading non-government owned paid-news agencies in Malaysia.Unlike most news sources in Malaysia, Malaysiakini remains free from government regulation. Its Chinese site was launched in July 2005.


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