Between the Lines: Early Advertising in Singapore (2018)by National Library Board
Catalogue for an exhibition on advertisements published in Singapore from the 1830s to 1960s and how they reflected the development of its society.
Cartoons and Woodblock Prints about Chinese Education in Singapore, 1955–1961 (2007)by Lim Cheng Tju for 南大图像：历史河流中的省视 (Imageries of Nanyang University: Reflections on the River of History)
An essay exploring the images of Chinese education and the students as drawn by the Chinese-educated artists and cartoonists of the 1950s to understand their concerns.
Chinese Graphic Artists in Pre-war Singapore (2021)by Lee Chor Lin for BiblioAsia [July-September 2021]
Profiles of the various Chinese advertising art studios established in Singapore from the 1920s onwards.
‘Dignifying Labour’: The History of Early Vocational Education in Indonesia and Singapore (2018) (2018)by Mitha Budhyarto and Vikas Kailankajue for Back to the Future [icdhs 10th+1 Conference] Proceedings Book
The earliest roots of vocational education (trade and craft institutions) in Indonesia and Singapore can be located in their colonial pasts as the Dutch East Indies and British Malaya respectively. In tracing the history of design education, an understanding of early vocational education and its legacies can be enriched by a comparative reading of the former Dutch and British territories.
Exhibiting Photography In Pre-war Singapore (2021)by Zhuang Wubin for BiblioAsia [October-December 2021]
The founding of two camera clubs in 1921 created more opportunities to exhibit photographs in Malaya. Zhuang Wubin revisits three significant photo exhibitions in pre-war Singapore and examines their implications.
Migration, Transmission, Localisation: Visual Art in Singapore (1886-1945) (2019)by Yeo Man Thong (姚梦桐)
Drawing mainly on advertisements and comics in Chinese newspapers, the book demonstrates how Singapore was an important hub for artists who travelled to and lived here during the pre-war period. The book was originally published in Chinese as 流动迁移·在地经历 : 新加坡视觉艺术现象(1886-1945).
Selling Dreams: Early Advertising in Singapore (2018—2019)by National Library Board
An exhibition exploring the development of Singapore society through its local advertising materials from the 1830s to 1960s.
Tong Meng Hui, Visual Self-Representation of the Chinese and the Birth of Chinese Cartoons in Early Twentieth Century Singaporeby Lim Cheng Tju for Tangent Vol. 6 No. 2
A paper examining how the Chinese revolutionary organisation founded by Sun Yat Sen to overthrow the Qing Dynasty in China spurred the birth of the first Chinese cartoons to be printed in Singapore.