Shawn Seah is the author of My Father’s Kampung: A History of Aukang and Punggol (2020), Leader and Legislator: Seah Liang Seah (2019), and Seah Eu Chin: His Life & Times (2nd Ed. 2019, 1st Ed. 2017). He is a public speaker who has given talks at places such as the Peranakan Museum; Blackbox at Fort Canning Centre, during the Singapore Bicentennial; and even a Chinese temple, the Nanyang Sacred Union. Shawn has been a guest lecturer for the National University of Singapore module, “Prominent Chinese in Colonial Singapore”. He has also been part of the Singapore Heritage Festival and the Peranakan Association’s inaugural 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 (Junior College) with Distinction, from the National Institute of Education.
He is interested 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 make history appealing and relevant.
Other than reading, writing, and speaking about history, Shawn enjoys eating chicken rice, watching Marvel movies, and feeding his pet rabbit and hamster. He lives and works in Singapore.
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