Shawn Seah is the author of “Seah Eu Chin: His Life & Times” (1st edition 2017, 2nd edition 2019) and “Leader and Legislator–Seah Liang Seah” (2019). He speaks frequently, and has spoken at many venues including the Peranakan Museum, the Tiong Bahru Community Centre, and even a Chinese temple, the Nanyang Sacred Union. He has been described as “inspiring”, “passionate”, and “engaging”.
Shawn holds a Master’s degree in Economic History (Distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (First Class Honours), with a minor in History, from the National University of Singapore. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Junior College) with Distinction. He has a deep and abiding interest in Singapore’s history and heritage, as well as economic development in Southeast Asia. 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.
With work experience in education, policy development, and communications and engagement, Shawn’s aim as an author is to bring history into people’s lives.
He enjoys watching Marvel movies; reading, writing and speaking about Singapore’s history and heritage; and eating pulled-pork burritos.
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