Professor Tan Tai Yong

Executive Vice President (Academic Affairs) Yale-NUS College

Professor Tan Tai Yong is a historian and currently Executive Vice President (Academic Affairs) of Yale-NUS College. Prior to this, he was Vice Provost (Student Life) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 2010 to 2014. He is also a former Nominated Member of Parliament.

Professor Tan has written extensively on South Asian history as well as on Southeast Asia and Singapore. His recent books include Singapore – A 700 Year History (2009), Creating ‘Greater Malaysia’: Decolonisation and the Politics of Merger (2008); Partition and Post-Colonial South Asia: A Reader (co-edited, 2007); The Garrison State (2005), The Aftermath of Partition in South Asia (co-authored, 2000) and The Transformation of Southeast Asia: International Perspectives on De-colonisation (co-edited, 2003).

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