Our History, Their History, Whose History: Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim in conversation with Eddin Khoo.

31 October 2009 at 17:30 at Cafe House of Art & Ideas, Petaling Jaya (details below)

In this conversation, Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim reflects candidly on the evolution of Malaysian history, his pioneering efforts at transforming perceptions and approaches to historical study and awareness and his personal involvement in the many events that shaped contemporary Malaysia.Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim is widely acknowledged as one of the foremost authorities in Malaysian history. Author of numerous books and essays on the subject, he is most noted for his seminal work The Western Malay States.

Eddin Khoo is Founder-Executive Director of the cultural organisation Pusaka (Centre for the Study and Documentation of Traditional Performance in Malaysia). The son of Professor Khoo Kay Kim, he is presently collaborating to complete Khoo Kay Kim: An Autobiography in Conversation and is principal editor of the publishing project Khoo Kay Kim and the Writing of Malaysian History.

CAFE’s HOUSE of ART and IDEAS [CHAI] is a space for artists to create, meet, discuss, and engage with each other as well as the wider public.
Their long-term aim for the House of Art and Ideas is to help create an alternative version of the traditional cultural “institution” and to experiment with ways to integrate culture into the lives of cities and neighbourhoods.

When : Saturday, 31 October 2009 at 17:30 – 19:00

Location: [instant] Cafe House of Art & Ideas [CHAI], 6 Jalan 6/3 Off Jalan Temple,  Petaling Jaya,

contact : chai@instantcafetheatre.com


Eddin Khoo was the first lecturer to start the training program of the Museum Volunteers Malaysia in November 2006. He is a great lecturer, involved in promoting and reviving the traditional performing art in Kelantan. He gives a regular talk for MVM volunteers guides about the influence of Islam in the Malay society.

I warmly recommend  anybody interested in understanding modern Malaysia to attend this talk.