Shawn Seah is the author of the children’s series, Our Amazing Pioneers (Singapore: WS Education, 2023). He wrote several other books on Singapore’s history, including Seah Eu Chin: His Life & Times (2nd ed. 2019); Leader and Legislator: Seah Liang Seah (2019); and My Father’s Kampung: A History of Aukang and Punggol (2020), which was a finalist for Best Non-Fiction Title and Top 10 Readers’ Choice of the Singapore Book Awards 2021.

Shawn has shared stories at places such as the Peranakan Museum; Blackbox at Fort Canning Centre during the Singapore Bicentennial; the National University of Singapore; and even the Nanyang Sacred Union, a Chinese temple. He has also been part of “live” and “digital” editions of the Singapore Heritage Festival. He has been a panel speaker as well as a moderator at the Peranakan Association Singapore’s Baba-Nyonya Literary Festival.

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 with Distinction, from the National Institute of Education. At the LSE, his area of research was private order institutions in early colonial Singapore (1819-1867), where he studied Peranakan middleman traders and Chinese secret societies.

He lives and works in Singapore.

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