24 Jul '17, 4pm

ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE Counters Official Version of Singapore History

ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE Counters Official Version of Singapore History

Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Counters Official Version of Singapore History July 21, 2017 By Maren Williams Two years ago on the eve of publication for Sonny Liew’s tour de force graphic history of Singapore, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye , the city-state’s National Arts Council suddenly got cold feet and revoked a promised grant due to the book’s “sensitive content.” That didn’t stop it from selling out in Singapore (in fact it probably helped!) or going on to be an international success with numerous awards and nominations . Now a new profile in the New York Times shows how the book has had a marked impact on Singaporeans’ view of their own history. The official government narrative of the city-state’s separation from Britain and then from fellow colony Malaysia is commonly referred to as “The Singapore Story.” A key point in this “upbeat tale of success” is that su...

Full article: http://cbldf.org/2017/07/art-of-charlie-chan-hock-chye-co...

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