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Eurasian

of mixed European and Asian descent
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As Singapore became self-governing and then independent, Eurasians participated in the battle for independence and served the nation in many roles.
But it was not an easy adjustment for Eurasians to make to independent Singapore.
Eurasians in Singapore are therefore not a homogenous group, as each family's genealogy is likely to have been peppered by the cultural nuances of different colonial outposts--such as Dutch Sri Lanka, Portuguese Malacca, and even Burma--before their arrival in Singapore (Braga-Blake and Ebert-Oehlers 2017:50).
As the population of Eurasians in Singapore declined sharply beginning in the post-war years, due to large flows of emigration, there are many questions about the trajectory of the already very small existing population that can be raised.
Instead of making the case for an essentialist definition of whiteness, colonial officials employed the scientific discourse on racial categorization to make the case that Eurasians were white.
The three historical developments described above - Vietnamese anti-colonialism and feminism, racial blood typing, and Pronatalist laws - collectively led the colonial government to play a more active role in protection programs for Eurasians. During World War I, Eurasian protection societies developed a plan to utilize the labor potential of institutionalized Eurasians after the war.
The book is based on doctoral research conducted in the early 1990s concentrating on a Portuguese Eurasian settlement and a specific land conflict involving the community, the Church, a Eurasian cultural association and property developers.
Goh elegantly uncovers the rather complex plot in this intriguing drama by providing a detailed analysis of the competing interests and stratagems of the various actors: the various residents of Kampung Serani with their differing strategies and motives, the Church, Penang Eurasian Association, the two main developers involved, and the state.
The genome provides a reference for estimating what African DNA looked like shortly before Eurasians showed up.
Other comparisons among modern populations show genetic contributions from Eurasians in East and West Africa, says Pontus Skoglund, a Harvard geneticist.
Instead of only asking themselves, Nonis said the Eurasian community should look outwards and ask others what they think should be the next step forward for the Eurasians.
'We will be having a forum titled 'Penang Eurasians: Where do we go from here?' with four notable panellists during the Eurasian Fiesta on August 18,' he said.