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This website is mainly about Seah Eu Chin (1805-1883), an important individual who played a significant part in Singapore’s early history. One of the most important symbolic acts that we can do as a country to preserve our rich and fascinating history is to remember our pioneers.

Shawn Seah’s first book, “Seah Eu Chin – His Life & Times, is about this important community and business pioneer. There are many articles and chapters about Seah Eu Chin in various books on Singapore, but this book is the first one that focuses on him and his family.

Through this book, Shawn aims to contribute towards Singapore’s historical heritage and help more people know the story of Seah Eu Chin and his famous sons, their lives, and the context of the times they lived in. And one of the underlying themes of the book is to show the importance of preserving Singapore’s heritage, which is important in building or strengthening our national identity.

This website is also about Seah Liang Seah (1850-1925), Seah Eu Chin’s most prominent and illustrious son.

Shawn Seah at Kinokuniya - March 2019

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About the Author

Author Shawn Seah

A descendant of Seah Eu Chin, Shawn Seah Li Song is the author of “Seah Eu Chin – His Life & Times“, a book which has been described as “inspiring”, “passionate”, and “engaging”. He is also the author of “Leader and Legislator – Seah Liang Seah“. He has experience in education, policy development, and planning and organising campaigns.

Shawn holds a Master’s degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, with a minor in History, from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Shawn has a deep and abiding interest in Singapore’s history and East Asian economic development. While at the LSE, his area of research was private order institutions in early colonial Singapore, 1819-1867, where he studied the Peranakan middleman traders and the Chinese secret societies.

He enjoys watching movies, reading, and writing.

 

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