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Our Place in Time: Exploring Heritage And Memory in Singapore (1999)
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by Kwok Kian Woon, Kwa Chong Guan, Lily Kong and Brenda Yeoh (eds.)

 

Our Place in Time is a collection of papers presented at a forum on 17-18 September 1994. It discusses our search for identity as an attempt to recover and rediscover ‘the living presence of the past’, for ‘heritage is not simply what we inherit from the past, as if it were fixed and given; rather, it embodies and discloses forms of human possibilities – possible ways of life, hopes and fears, aspirations fulfilled and unfulfilled. The book discusses how heritage answers fundamental questions such as what it means to be human and how recollecting the past is a part of projecting our future.


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