MONDAY TALKS: Diary of a French missionary. Penang during the Japanese Occupation by Serge Jardin

Date: 13 Dec 2021, 7:30pm - 9:00pm (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur

 

Event description

Serge Jardin is a memory smuggler, a trained geographer and historian. He has been in love with Malaysia for more than 30 years now; his latest publication “Diary of a French Missionary: Penang during the Japanese Occupation” addresses a wide variety of topics: the Occupation seen by a neutral and a priest, the daily life of the civilians, the resilience to adapt to an extraordinary situation, to discover an institution normally not open to the outside world…

Together with Dr Keith Tan from Taylor’s university, Serge Jardin will present and discuss these arduous but captivating subjects. Keith Kay Hin Tan is an architect and the author of two books about the heritage of Malaysia’s colonial-era Catholic mission schools. He is a senior lecturer in the School of Architecture, Building and Design at Taylor’s University. He has published many research articles in international journals dealing with culture, heritage and tourism. 

The talk will be followed by a book sale of “Diary of a French Missionary: Penang during the Japanese Occupation” and light refreshments.



Short bio

Serge Jardin
Serge Jardin is a memory smuggler. He is a trained geographer and historian. Since more than thirty years, he is a Malaysia’s lover where he worked as tour leader, tourist guide, travel agent and hotelier. Today living in old Melaka, he penned a few books: “Rêver Malacca ; Malaisie, un certain regard” and “Malacca Style”. His latest effort will be the topic of this talk: “Diary of a French Missionary. Penang during the Japanese Occupation”. He is working today on “A Fortuitous Encounter: Walks in the French Memory of Malaysia”.

Purchase online “Diary of a French Missionary: Penang during the Japanese Occupation”: https://arecabooks.com/product/diary-of-a-french-missionary-penang-during-the-japanese-occupation/


Dr. Keith Kay Hin TAN
Dr. Keith Kay Hin TAN is a UK-registered architect and the author of two previous research books about the heritage of Malaysia’s colonial-era Catholic mission schools. He obtained a doctorate in Tourism studies from Taylor’s University in 2017, where he is also a senior lecturer in the School of Architecture, Building and Design. He has published many research articles in several SCOPUS-indexed international journals dealing with culture, heritage and tourism. His research interests include culture, colonialism, urban design, architecture, public art and tourism.


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