Shawn Seah is the author of My Father’s Kampung: A History of Aukang and Punggol (2020), a finalist for Best Non-Fiction Title and Top 10 Reader’s Choice of the Singapore Book Awards 2021. He is also the author of Leader and Legislator: Seah Liang Seah (2019) and Seah Eu Chin: His Life & Times (2nd Ed. 2019, 1st Ed. 2017). He has given talks at places such as the Peranakan Museum; Blackbox at Fort Canning Centre during the Singapore Bicentennial; and 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 his work experience in education, policy development, and communications and engagement, Shawn aims to make history appealing and relevant.
He lives and works in Singapore.
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