Books galore from ALC!

Books galore from ALC!

Thursday, 31 May 2018

ALC is proud to announce the publication of the following books by our own scholars during the Academic Year 2017/2018.


 1Pemikiran dan Gaya Mengarang Raja Ali Haji                                 

Pemikiran dan Gaya Mengarang Raja Ali Haji 
[The Thoughts and Authorship of Raja Ali Haji]

Kartini Anwar  (Author)

Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka: Kuala Lumpur

September 2017

This book examines the thoughts and authorship of Raja Ali Haji as a renowned Malay literary figure in the 19th Century, with Gurindam Dua Belas, Syair Suluh Pegawai and Syair Siti Saniah as some of the works studied. It is a useful companion for tertiary students and literary enthusiasts who has an interest in the works of Raja Ali Haji.

 2Classical Chinese Poetry in Singapore                        

Classical Chinese Poetry in Singapore: Witnesses to Social and Cultural Transformations in the Chinese Community

Bing Wang  (Author)

Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, Maryland

November 2017

This book sketches out the brief history of classical Chinese poetry in Singapore over a hundred years, and focuses on the complex identity of poets from different generations, the function of literary societies in the construction of cultural space and the influence of modern media on the development of classical Chinese poetry based on the text interpretation.
 3Rethinking Madrasah Education in a Globalised World    

Rethinking Madrasah Education in a Globalised World

Mukhlis Abu Bakar  (Editor)

Routledge: London & New York

January 2018

This book addresses the challenges that come with globalisation, the positioning and participation of Muslims in a globalised world, and the increasing demands for the cultivation of individuals with a robust intellectual capacity and sound moral and spiritual disposition. Drawing together 18 scholars from Asia, Europe, Africa and America, the book offers glimpses into the reform process at work in the madrasah through contemporary examples in selected countries.

 4Come, Let’s Celebrate    

Come, Let’s Celebrate! Preschool Teaching Activities and Evaluation for Festivals of Singapore

Cheng Wan-Ni, Tan Chee Lay, Zheng Yingjiang  (Authors)

NTU-SCCL Press: Singapore

March 2018

Stemmed from Tyler’s objective-centered model to provide lesson examples related to festivals of Singapore’s diverse ethnicities and cultures, this book aims to propose a framework and approach to teaching activities related to such festivals. General knowledge and guiding values in early childhood education are embedded in the introductions of these festivals, which include accessible background reading and several suggested teaching activities.

 5Bilingualism and Malay Language Planning in Singapore                                   

Bilingualism and Malay Language Planning in Singapore

Mohamed Aidil Subhan  (Author)

Partridge: Singapore

May 2018

This book details concerns among the Malay language community against a background of language shift and changing attitudes toward the language due to the bilingual policy and the English-knowing and Mandarin-led bilingual system. It discusses the impact of selected educational review reports on Malay language planning and offers pedagogical approaches that address the changing demographics and language shift among Malay language learners.

 6A Curation of Singapore Short Stories    

A Curation of Singapore Short Stories

A Ra Sivakumaran  (Editor)

National Institute of Singapore: Singapore


The much-awaited literary imprint Singapore Sirukathai Kothu (A Curation of Singapore Short Stories) is a culmination of a two-month programme led by Mr Jeyamohan – an internationally acclaimed Tamil author – together with award winning writer Ms Kanagalatha of Singapore.



Source: ALC 2018