Stories – narratives of the past – are an important part of a nation’s identity and its culture. In reality, although nations have stories of their own history, these collectives overlap and mutually shape each other. Dr. Prasenjit Duara, Raffles Professor of Humanities at the National University of Singapore, gave a lecture on August 2 about our collective stories and how we look at our shared histories as nations over time. This lecture is part of the annual Albert Hung Chao Hong lecture series presented by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria. For more information, please see capi.uvic.ca.