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TAN, Tarn How 陈赞浩

Tan Tarn How 陈赞浩

Senior Research Fellow

Tan Tarn How 陈赞浩
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 8368
Fax: +65 6763 2877

Office Location

1C Cluny Road House 5
Singapore 259599


Profile

Tan Tarn How is a Senior Research Fellow in the Arts, Culture and Media research cluster at the Institute of Policy Studies.

His research areas are in arts and cultural policy and media and Internet policy. He has written on the development of the arts in Singapore, in particular, fostering partnerships between the people, private and public sectors; the creative industries in Singapore, China and Korea; cultural policy in Singapore; and arts censorship.

His research interests also include arts education and role of education in cultural and human development. He has also carried out research on the management and regulation of media in Singapore; the impact of the Internet and social media on society; the role of new and old media in the 2008 Malaysian election and the 2006 and 2011 Singapore elections; and the way in which the Internet and social media has influenced the development of civil society and democratic development.

He is working on a book on Flourishing Life, which examines issues arising from instrumental economics-oriented thinking in politics, society and education and argues for more comprehensive and humanist indices of development and education achievement. He was a journalist for nearly one and half decades before joining IPS. He has also been a teacher and television scriptwriter, and is a playwright and arts activist.

Research Interests

Media; creativity and the arts; civil society and politics

Publications

  • Soon, C., Tan, T.H., & Samsudin, N. (Eds.). (2016). Media and Internet use during General Election 2015. IPS Exchange Series No.11.
  • Tan, T. H., Mahizhnan, A., & Ang, P. H. (Eds.). (2016). Battle for hearts and minds: New media and elections in Singapore. Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies and World Scientific Publishing.
  • Tan, T. H., Mahizhnan, A., & Ang, P. H. (2016). Not quite an “Internet” election: Survey of media use of voters. In T. H. Tan, A. Mahizhnan, & P. H. Ang (Eds.), Battle for hearts and minds: New media and elections in Singapore (pp. 1–27). Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies and World Scientific Publishing.
  • Tan, T. H. (2016). Conclusion. In T. H. Tan, A. Mahizhnan, & P. H. Ang (Eds.), Battle for hearts and minds: New media and elections in Singapore (pp. 247–252). Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies and World Scientific Publishing.
  • Soon, C., & Tan, T. H. (2013). Corrosive speech: What can be done. Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies.

Op-eds/Commentaries

Conference participation and presentations/Speeches

  • Panelist, “Art and narrative in the public sphere”, at the Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities and The Asian Conference on Literature in Kobe, Japan, 30 April 2017.
  • Presenter, “What is life for – Human flourishing in Singapore”, at the Happiness Seminar, Singapore Management University, 1 June 2016.
  • Presenter, “Human flourishing: Philosophy, public policy & education”, at The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy Kobe, Japan, 2 April 2016.
  • Panellist, “What is the point of reading literature?”, at the Singapore Writers Festival, 4 November 2015.
  • Panellist, “SG50 as a media phenomenon”, at the Singapore Writers Festival, 30 October 2015.
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