Asia - South East | University of Oxford

Asia - South East

The University of Oxford’s links with Southeast Asia date back to 1682, when the directors of the English East India Company first proposed two lecturerships in Malay Language and Literature. Since that time, many Oxford-educated figures have had an impact in the region including Sir Richard Olaf Winstedt, founder President of Raffles College, Singapore. Winstedt was the first British scholar to undertake a systematic survey of Malay literature for historical purposes, and laid the true foundation of a scientific approach to the writing of Malayan history.

Was this page useful?*