Faculty Advisory Committee 

 

Chair



 

 

Seet Gim Lee, Gerald
Associate Professor
Division of Mechatronics and Design
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering


Research interests: Mechatronics and field robotics, with specific interest in underwater mobile robotics and fluid power systems. A consultant to industry in these areas. Recent research interest includes Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAV) and collaborative robotic systems.

 

Members

      

 

Gregor Benton
Visiting Professor
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

 

Research interests: Modern Chinese history (esp the Chinese Communist movement), Chinese politics (esp dissent), Chinese overseas



 

 

      

      

Chen Song-Chuan
Assistant Professor
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Research interests: Sino-Western relations in Canton era, Ming and Qing China in global history, Republican China.

 




 

 

      

Cui Feng

Lecturer

Division of Chinese

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

 

Research interests: History of Translation in the 20th China, 20th Chinese Literature, Theories of Comparative Literature, The Literary Relations between China and Foreign Countries.

 

 

 

       

       

Goh Geok Yian
Assistant Professor

History Programme
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

 

Research interests: Southeast Asian early history and archaeology, Southeast Asia in Global History, China-Southeast Asia Relations, Culture and Heritage in Southeast Asia, Burma History, Art, Popular Culture, and Literature, Geoarchaelogy of Burma.

 

 

 

 

      

Goh Yeng Seng

Professor

Head, Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group

Asian Languages & Cultures

 

Research interests: Phonological theory, Chinese linguistics, Chinese lexicography, teaching Chinese as a second language, global Mandarin and varieties of Mandarin, bilingualism and multilingual societies, contrastive linguistics and translation studies, Chinese-English language policies and language education, and Chinese diaspora.

 

 

 

       

     

Hee Wai Siam
Assistant Professor
Division of Chinese
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences


Research interests: Chinese Film Studies, Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature & Culture, Modern Chinese Print Culture, Sinophone Literature.


 

 

      

      

Kwan Sze Pui Uganda
Associate Professor
Division of Chinese
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences


Research interests: Translation studies, Late Imperial to Modern Chinese Literature, British Sinology.

 

 

     

      

 

Kwok Kian Woon Anthony
Associate Provost (Student Life), President's Office
Associate Professor
Division of Sociology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences


Research interests: Comparative-historical Sociology, Sociology, Social and Cultural Transformations in the Contemporary World, Violence, Intolerance, Security and Risk in the Early 21st Century, Religion, Secularity, and Pluralism in the Post-September 11 World, Social Memory and Civil Society, Comparative Cultural Policy (Arts, Heritage & Creative Cities), and Singapore studies.

 

 

 

      

       

Lee Guan Kin
Distinguished Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Chinese Language and Culture
Research interests: Lim Boon Keng, Singapore Chinese intellectuals, History of Nanyang University, Ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia, Southeast Asian Chinese and modern China.

 



 


 

 

      

       

Li Mingjiang
Associate Professor
Coordinator of China Programme (IDSS)
Coordinator of M.Sc (Asian Studies)


Research interests: China and East Asian Security, Sino-US relations, China's diplomatic history, and domestic sources of China's international strategies. 



 

 

    

Lim Khek Gee, Francis
Associate Professor
Division of Sociology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences


Research interests: Globalization and cultural change, Tourism, Religion, Technology and Society, Anthropology of HIV and AIDS, South Asia (Nepal, Tibet), China, Singapore Studies.


 

 

          

Lim Mui Ling, Ivy Maria
Assistant Head (Administration & Programmes)
Humanities and Social Studies Education

 


 

 

 





Liu Hong
Tan Kah Kee Endowed Professor of History and Asian Studies
Chair, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences


Research interests: China rising and implications for Southeast Asia, Chinese international migration, nationalism, transnationalism, and globalization, Transnational history of modern China/Asia, Globalization and international talent strategies, Political and cultural history of postcolonial Southeast Asia

 

 

           

Neo Peng Fu
Senior Lecturer
Asian Languages & Cultures


Research interests:
Chinese Classical Learning (zhongxue jingxue), with a focus on Han Apocryphal Texts (chenwei)., History of Chinese education in Singapore, and the development of bilingual education in Singapore.


 

 

     

Ngoi Guat Peng
Assistant Professor
Division of Chinese
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Research interests: Ming Intellectual History, Daoxue Neo-Confucianism, Syncretism in late Ming, Malaysia history and Literature Knowledge Production.

 

 

  

Qu Jingyi
Assistant Professor
Division of Chinese
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences


Research interests: Classical Chinese Literature & Culture from Han through Tang period, Practical (Applied) Writing & Socio-culture, Western Sinology, Literature Pedagogy, Literary Historiography.


 

 

       

Quah Sy Ren
Head, Division of Chinese
Division of Chinese
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences


Research interests: Literary and Cultural Theory, Sinophone Literature, History of Singapore Theatre.


 

 

    

        

          

Sun Hsiao-Li Shirley
Associate Professor
Division of Sociology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences


Research interests: Population studies, Social inequalities, Citizenship and Immigration, Economic Development and Social Reproduction, Science and Technology and the Notion of “Asia”.

 

 

      

       

Van Dongen Els
Assistant Professor
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences


Research interests: History, historiography, and intellectual history of modern China.


 

 

     

          

Wu Bing Sheng
Assistant Professor
Humanities & Social Studies Education


Research interests:
GIS, Remote Sensing, Urban modeling.


 

 

  

       

Xiao Hong
Director of Master of Arts in Contemporary China Program
Associate Professor
Division of Sociology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences


Research interests: Social inequality, culture and values, families, generational cohort, gender, domestic violence, environment awareness and knowledge.


 

 

 


      

    

Yow Cheun Hoe
Director, Centre for Chinese Language & Culture
Director, Chinese Heritage Centre
Head, Chinese
School of Humanities
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences


Research interests: Chinese overseas and Chinese Diaspora, Relations between Chinese overseas and China, Southeast Asia particularly Singapore and Malaysia, Qiaoxiang (ancestral homeland) areas in China, Chinese education in Southeast Asia, Chinese writers and their works in Southeast Asia, Chinese business networks, Transnationalism.

 

 

    


Zhang Songjian
Assistant Professor
Division of Chinese
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences 

Research interests:
Southeast Asian Chinese Literature, Modern/Contemporary Chinese Literature, Modern Chinese Poetry, Literary Theories and Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature.


 

 

  

    

Zhou Min
Tan Lark Sye Chair Professor Sociology
School of Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Research interests: International Migration, Urban Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Ehtnic Entrepreneurship, Children of Immigrants, Asian America, Chinese Diaspora.