P. Lim Pui Huen

P. Lim Pui Huen was founding Librarian of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies but transferred to the research side of ISEAS in 1988. Now an independent scholar, she has written about secret societies, clan associations, Chinese genealogies, World War II, and local history. Her writings—including a biography of her great‐grandfather Wong Ah Fook, an illustrated history of Johor (mid‐2009), together with this volume—reflect her abiding interest in the theme of continuity and connectedness—between past and present, tradition and modernity, and between peoples and communities.