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George Town: Our Stories

RM26

Toh Teong Chuan
2014. GTWHI.
Hardcover, 21.5 cm x 15.5 cm
Illustrated
ISBN 9789671228111

Product Description

George Town: Our Stories is a GTWHI publication launched in July 2014. It is a compilation of 42 stories written by various personalities in Penang, detailing their recollections and thoughts of the historic city.

The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs and other visual artwork. As readers explore the book, each page will take them to various points in time, either down memory lane or discovering “new stories” of old “Pho Tay” (downtown).

George Town: Our Stories is edited by Mr. Toh Teong Chuan, a native Penangite. He graduated from a university in Taiwan and has an MA in Chinese Language from the National University of Singapore. He currently lectures in the Chinese Studies Faculty of UTAR, and is a Ph.D. reserve candidate at University Malaya. Mr. Toh is also a newspaper columnist and writes about folk culture regularly.

The contributors include:

Mr. Tan Kim Hong, a local historian in Penang. Formerly a secondary school administrator and an academic member of public and private institutions of higher learning, he has published and edited works on Chinese Malaysian politics and socio-economic change in Penang, including histories of the Labour Party of Malaya, the Goddess of Mercy Temple, the Chinese Town Hall, and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Ms Chuah Ai Kheng, a feature writer who spent several years of news reporting for the local mass media. Since 2010, she has had a series of feature stories with the title My Home: The Oral History of George Town.

Mr. Ow Chong Ming, co-founder of literary magazine “Ching Shu Xiao Zhan”. He is currently serving as a freelance columnist for local newspaper Kwong Wah Yit Poh, and also contributes to online news portal Malaysiakini. He writes mainly on politics, current events, literature and local history.

Ms Koe Gaik Cheng grew up at the Sia Boey Market area and still works in George Town.

《乔治市:我们的故事》结合了42篇槟城故事,以文字、照片和插画呈现那一些属于“坡底”的回忆。
这一次,我们让您更靠近地聆听乔治市的故事,让作者们细细诉说那一段属于他们的文字背后的意义!
来,让我们一起来聆听这座城的过去, 现在和未来。

主讲人背景:
杜忠全,槟城人,新加坡国立大学中文系硕士,现为马来亚大学中文系博士候选人,拉曼大学中文系讲师,报刊专栏作者。《乔治市:我们的故事》编辑。

陈剑虹,历史工作者。前为中学行政人员,及国立和私立大专学府教师。曾撰写及编辑《马来亚劳工党历史文献汇编》、《槟榔屿华人史图录》和《槟榔屿潮州人史纲》,其最新著作为《槟城福建公司》。

蔡爱卿,在报界打滚多年,现任专题记者。2010年起成为一个收集回忆的人。著有《家在这裡─乔治市口述记事》单元,听老槟城讲述老城故事。现有《乡思─老家的故事》单元,继续走在此路上。

欧宗敏,槟城人。曾经与友人创办文艺刊物《青梳小站》、戏剧团“北岛戏子”参与“南洋民间文化”团体。文章题材包括政治时事、城市观察、地方文史等。

高玉菁,在社尾巴刹长大,目前依然在乔治市上班。

Our Stories is an anthology of 42 short stories written by various personalities in Penang, detailing their recollections and thoughts of the historic city. (From our newsletters)

Additional Information

Weight 600 g
Dimensions 215 x 155 cm