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ABOUT ME

Trained as an Asia specialist, I teach social science courses on contemporary Asia and conduct research on the Chinese diaspora, multiculturalism, cultural politics, regional dynamics and religious identity in Southeast Asia.
With the rise of Asia, I am excited by the boundless potentials that this region could bring to the world. 
I am multilingual, multicultural and am an avid believer of diversity and inclusion.
I speak English, Mandarin, Indonesian, Malay and a few Chinese dialects.

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POSITIONS

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July 2016 - Present

DIRECTOR & 
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Centre for Advanced Research 
Universiti Brunei Darussalam

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June 2011 - Present

ADJUNCT
RESEARCH FELLOW

School of Social Sciences
University of Western Australia

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June 2008 - June 2016

ASSISTANT
PROFESSOR

School of Social Sciences
Singapore Management University

 

HIGHLIGHTS

I have more than 15 years of experience in tertiary education, including research, teaching and administration. My research has been published in the form of books, journal articles, book chapters, op-ed articles and commentaries. 
Beside teaching and research, I regularly present papers in international conferences, facilitate workshops and intercultural dialogue, organize conferences and engage in consultancy with public and private organizations.

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RESEARCH

Won SMU Research Excellence Award in 2014
Completed more than 20 research projects funded by Australia, Singapore and Brunei governments on topics related to Chinese Diaspora, ASEAN-China Relations, Identity Politics, Multiculturalism, Education, Interfaith Dialogue and Socioeconomic Development.

TEACHING

Won SMU Teaching Excellence Award in 2012.

Featured in BBC and The Straits Times for innovative teaching of Managing Diversity in Asia.


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UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION

University Senate, Research Funding and Scholarship Evaluation, Curriculum Design, Diversity and Inclusion, Admission Interview, Search Committee, Scholars Program.

INSTITUTION BUILDING

Director of Centre for Advanced Research

Advisor for academic institutions and corporate institutions

Member of Advisory/Editorial Board of 4 international journals

Co-founder of Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2012-2016)

Convenor of International and Asian Studies (2011-2016)

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TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY

Offered training and consultancy to governmental agencies and multinational companies, including Singapore Ministry of Education, Brunei Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, GIC, EVYD Technology, Sekar Group and Brunei Shell Petroleum.

KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Published 8 books, 7 special issues in journals, and more than 70 journal articles and book chapters. 
Featured in television, radio and more than 70 newspapers interviews.

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PUBLIC SPEAKING

Delivered more than 100 presentations and keynote speeches globally with invitations from international organizations, academic institutions and multinational companies, including UNESCO, ASEAN Secretariat, University of Oxford, Copenhagen Business School, University of Sydney, Fudan University, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Deutsche Bank, Barclays and GIC.

 

CONTACT ME

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