新加坡土生华人 ：从土生华人组织和非土生华人的视角探析 = Peranakan chinese in Singapore : from the perspectives of peranakan organisations and non-peranakans.
Yong, Haur Shen.
Date of Issue2012
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
This thesis studies the Peranakan Chinese in Singapore through the perspectives of the Peranakan organisations and non-Peranakans. From formerly the Straits British Chinese Association, which aimed to consolidate the Peranakan Chinese political status and to promote their interests to present day Peranakan Association, which aims to promote Peranakan culture, the Association has realigned its objectives as the society develops. Although the Association has adopted various strategies and has organised numerous activities to promote the Peranakan culture, the Association still faced a challenge to attract younger members. On the other hand, the objectives of the Peranakan Association, Peranakan Museum and Baba House are similar, but they attract different groups of visitors and adopt different strategies to promote Peranakan culture. They each have their own strengths and weaknesses. In fact, these three organisations play a complementary role in allowing the public to understand the Peranakan culture in different ways. The survey showed that the respondents have low understanding and interests in the Peranakan Association, Peranakan Museum and Baba House, though they still have some basic understanding of the Peranakan culture. It is unpredictable whether this unique race and its culture will continue to develop, or will eventually die. 本论文通过土生华人组织和非土生华人的视角去探讨新加坡的土生华人。从一个为了巩固土生华人的政治地位和照顾土生华人族群的利益的海峡英籍华人公会，发展到现今一个为了推广土生华人文化的土生华人协会，协会已随着社会的发展而重新设定目标。虽然协会一直采取各种策略，并举办各项活动来推广土生华人文化，但协会却面对着招揽年轻会员的挑战。另一方面，协会与土生文化馆和峇峇家的宗旨是相同的，但所吸引的对象和推广土生华人文化的方式不同，各有长处与短处。其实，三个组织是起着互补的作用，能让公众通过不同的方式去了解土生华人文化。问卷调查显示受访者对于协会、文化馆和峇峇家认识和兴趣并不高，但对于土生华人文化还算是有基本了解。这个独特的族群和其文化能否继续地发展下去，还是终究会式微，还得通过时间来证明。
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University