26 Jan 2018

7 - 8pm

Getting here

Ngee Ann Auditorium

Asian Civilisations Museum

1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555


This lecture is free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

This talk looks at two great works of Malay literature, The Hikayat Hang Tuah and Buchara al-Jauhari's The Crown of Kings (Taj-us Salatin), and recognises them for what they are - Southeast Asian Malay contributions to world literature and political-legal theory, ranking together with the works of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke.

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