View the collection of transcripts about Singapore and the Cold War.
These transcripts were interviewed by Jeremy
In this first session of her interview, Ila discusses her early life growing up in Singapore, her mixed ethnic heritage, her identification as a Malay-Muslim, and her exposure to the term Communism, and foreign media productions.
In this first session of her interview, Ker Pog Ngoh discusses her early life and education, her family’s socioeconomic status, and her eldest brother’s involvement in the Communist movement in Singapore, across the 1950s-60s.
In this third session of her interview, Chan Kan Yee shares her reflections on foreign powers, their technological prowess, the domestic Communist movement, her own interest in science and the responses she received for it from her elders, as well as her views of Western feminism in the 1970s.
In this third session of her interview, Sally discusses Singapore’s domestic development, gender norms, and her exposure to foreign media during the Cold War Era.
In this second session of her interview, Ila continues her discussion of foreign media productions, and later, local media productions, and how they shaped her understanding of communism, as well as elaborating on the racial riots in Singapore, her career and her Islamic beliefs.
In this first session of her interview, Chan Kan Yee discusses her early childhood and schooling, her family’s socioeconomic status, the gender norms she observed in her mother’s and grandmother’s generations, and her parents’ view of domestic politics in the 1960s-70s.
In this first session of her interview, Sally discusses her childhood, early education, family socioeconomic status, and her parents’ background.
In this second session of her interview, Ker Pog Ngoh discusses her early childhood, her family’s socioeconomic status, and her views of traditional gender roles, inter-ethnic tensions, and the Communist movement, from the 1950s to the present.
In this second session of her interview, Chan Kan Yee recounts her secondary education, discussing the Singapore government’s promotion of English education over Chinese education to combat Communist influences in Chinese schools, its support for the sciences, and how the local education promoted Confucian values and nationalism in students.
In this second session of her interview, Sally discusses her awareness of the global dimensions of the Cold War, and her understanding of the ideas of Communism and related social movements, as she got older.