Nation-Building through Historical Narration (Papers in Autonomous Knowledge)

ZAWIYAH YAHYA (b.1945 – d.2017) had served at different times between 1979 and 2017 as head of department, faculty dean, professor of postcolonial literature and critical theory, and guest scholar, at the Faculty of Language Studies, and Principal Fellow at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Kertas Ilmu Mandiri / Papers in Autonomous Knowledge: No.3/2021

BUDHI (First Published, 2021)
21 pages


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Nation-Building through Historical Narration in the Papers in Autonomous Knowledge, was originally presented at the First International Malaysian Studies Conference in 1997, organized by University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. In this paper, the author examines the provisional, relative and plural perspectives in historical writings and calls for pondering over the nation’s collective memory in a critical and comparative way. History, like nation-building, is a construct. It can be used as part of the national agenda to build a nation. History textbooks then become an important and effective apparatus for creating a shared narrative for citizens. As a result, one cannot divorce history as a subject in the national curriculum from the national political agenda.

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