Research Report 2004 - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Research Report 2004 - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Dean’s Foreword

Research Areas

Research Highlights

Research Grants Awarded

Selected Publications

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Research Collaborations and Academic

Exchanges with External Organisations


Editorial Appointments

Research Awards and Honours

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Dean’s Foreword

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The front cover of this report highlights some of the books published by members of the Faculty of Arts

and Social Sciences (FASS) in 2004. The book covers provide a first impression of the rich diversity of

research interests and activities that characterises the FASS. Within this diversity there is however a

strong element that links many of our research efforts, a focus on Asia. Leveraging on the collective

expertise of its faculty members as well as its position in the heart of Asia, the FASS has particular

strengths on Southeast Asia, East Asia (China and Japan) and South Asia. Its research in these areas cover

topics such as globalisation, religions, urban growth and transformation, economic and political

developments, social, cultural and literary studies, and state and nation-building. Although the Faculty

believes in encouraging as wide a range of research as possible in the Humanities and Social Sciences,

there is a conscious effort at developing strong scholarship on Asia as a strategic niche. In this regard,

the Faculty will continue to work closely with research institutions within and outside of the University

such as the Asia Research Institute, the East Asian Institute, the newly established Institute of South

Asian Studies, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies.

In addition to encouraging individual research and publications, the FASS has placed a premium on

developing cross-disciplinary research and has supported collaborative research projects, seminar series,

workshops and conferences that involve departments and programmes within the Faculty, as well as

across faculties. Over the past few years, a number of thematic clusters, drawing expertise from a range

of disciplines and covering areas such as gender studies, cultural studies, religious studies, maritime

studies, health studies and studies of transnational networks, have emerged. These collective scholarly

endeavours promise to enhance the research profile of the FASS.

The Faculty is proud of its achievements in research in the past year. We have consistently maintained

a diverse output of research publications and succeeded in fostering strong intra- and inter-Faculty as

well as international research collaborations. The Faculty will continue its firm dedication to produce

high quality research.

Associate Professor Tan Tai Yong

Dean, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

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Department of Chinese Studies

• Chinese Intellectual History

• Chinese Grammar

• History and Culture of Southeast Asian Chinese

• Classical Chinese Literature

Department of Economics

• Microeconomic Theory

• Macroeconomic Theory

• Econometrics

• International Trade and Finance

• Labour Economics

• Industrial Organisation

• Economics of Technology and Innovation

• Economics of Asian Countries

Department of English Language & Literature

Language: English in Multilingual Settings

• Language Variation

• Language Contact and Change

• Language Planning and Policy

Literature: Literatures and Cultures in the

Asia-Pacific Context

• Writing and Cultural Production in English

• Asian Diasporas and Cultural Transformations

• Postcolonial Studies

Department of Geography

• Cultural and Heritage Landscapes and Tourism

• Political Economies of Regional Transformations

• Geographies of Transnationalism and Mobility

• Environmental Change and Process Dynamics in the Tropics

• GIS and Spatial Data Analysis

Department of History

• Political, socio-economic and cultural history of Southeast

Asia as a region, with special interests in colonial relations

with Europe and connections with East Asia through

maritime trade, religious and diaspora networks, as well

as technological and cultural exchanges.

• Urban history, especially from the angle of the development

of port-cities, imperial cities and Asian cities as hubs of

diaspora and trade networks.

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Department of Japanese Studies

• Modern Japan

• Japan-Singapore Relations

• Japan-Asia Relations

Department of Malay Studies

• Tradition, Religion Modernisation among the Malays

• Development of Capitalism in Malay Society

• Malay Political Culture/Malay Elites

Social History of the Malays

• Law and Society with Emphasis on Syariah Court in


• Malay Family and Households

Department of Philosophy

• Chinese Philosophy

• Indian Philosophy

• Analytic Philosophy

• European Continental Philosophy

• Comparative Studies of the above approaches

Department of Political Science

• Rural Politics in China

• International Relations and International Communication

• Sources of Foreign Policy Preferences

• Public Administration and Governance in Southeast Asia

and South Asia

• Government and Politics of Southeast Asia

• International Politics in the Asia Pacific

• Rousseau

• Modernity

• Corruption in Asia

• Comparative Regionalism

• Foreign Policies in the EU

Department of Social Work & Psychology

Social Work

• Family Studies

Social Work Practice

• Intervention Outcomes

• Ageing Issues

Social Support Networks

• Community Development

• Evaluation of Service Delivery

Social Policies

• Volunteerism

• Crime and Delinquency

• Mental Health

Research Areas

Research Areas

• Drug Abuse

• Coping Behaviour

Social-ecological Response

• Human Service Management

• Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities


• Genetic and Psychosocial Factors in Coronary Heart Disease

• Interpersonal and Group Relations

• Selective Attention

• Cross-linguistic Comparisons of Literacy Development

• Psycholinguistics

• Biological Bases of Schizophrenia and Depression

• Adolescent Social Development

• Parents' Stress and Adaptation to Paediatric Illness in


• Visual Perception

• The Biological and Evolutionary Basis of Behaviour

• Bilingual Language Development in Young Children

• Cardiovascular Psychophysiology

• Cognitive Neuroscience of Emotion and Memory

Department of Sociology

• Population, Health and Family Life of Singapore

• Ethnic Relations

Social Stratification

• Industrial Regionalisation

• Family, Ageing and Health

• Impact of Science and Technology on Society

Social Indicators and Social Trends on Singapore

• Sociology and Anthropology of Southeast Asian Societies

• Ethnicity, Nation-state, Migration and Globalisation

• Crime, Deviance, Criminal Justice and Policy

• Work, Industries and Consumption

• Tourism

• Gender Studies

• Media and Society

• Studies on Religion

Information & Communications Management


• Cyber Communication

• Cyberfeminism

• Diffusion of Innovations

• Digital Divide and Digital Development

• E-Commence and Online Privacy

• E-learning and Electronic Classroom

• Gender and Identity in New Media

• Information Society

• International Communication

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• Internet and the Public Sphere

• Internet in Rural Asia

• Law and ICT Regulatory Policy

• Media and Globalisation

• Media and Popular Culture

• Media Cultural Studies

• New Media and Democracy

• New Media and Its Social Impact

• New Media in Asia

• Political Economy of IT

• Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods

• Resistance to New Technology

Social and Cultural Implications of Technology

Social Psychology of New Media

Social Shaping of Technology

• Technological Change and the Dynamics of Innovation

• Virtual Learning Environments/Communities

South Asian Studies Programme

• Cultures and Cultural Development in South Asia

• Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Social, Political and

Economic Development of the South Asian States

• Political Economy of the South Asian Region and the South

Asian States

Southeast Asian Studies Programme

• Javanese and Thai Classical Music

• Local Politics in Indonesia

• Power Sector Reforms in SEA

• Market Economy and Cross-border Linkages in Laos

• Borderlands and Border Cultures in Mainland SEA

• Frontier and Highland-Lowland Politics in Mainland SEA

• Business History in Southern Thailand

• Archaeological Discoveries in Singapore and Cambodia

• Consultancy Industry and Technical Assistance in SEA

• ASEAN Economic Relations with Korea

• SEA Relations with Japan

• Religion and Popular Culture in SEA

• Wars and Memory Politics in the Philippines

• Local Knowledge and Regional Scholarship in SEA

Centre for Language Studies

• Theoretical and Applied Research in Language Education

• New Technologies and Foreign Language Teaching and


• Teaching Methodology and Curriculum Development in

Language Education

• Development of Language Teaching and Learning Materials

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Department of Chinese Studies

The Evolution of the Grammar of Mandarin and the Causes

of the Diversity of Chinese Dialects

Dr Shi Yuzhi and a team comprising highly regarded linguistic

Prof Charles Li and Assoc Prof Xu Jie completed an ambitious

three-and-a-half year project in June 2004.

The research focused on how the system of modern Chinese

grammar has been shaped over the last 3000 years. The

project sought to systematically explore the Chinese morphosyntax

employing the most current historical linguistic theory,

grammaticalisation, which is a framework that focuses on

the internal motivations for grammatical changes. The team

also examined the development of Chinese grammar in the

context of the history of human language development and

identified the reasons why so many diverse languages

developed in a remarkably similar fashion. The research

studied the emergence of new structural factors which were

a direct result of phonological changes, human cognition,

discourse strategy and language contact, etc.

The research resulted in a number of publications, one of

which was A Typological Approach to Chinese language:

Jiangxi Education Press, written by Dr Shi and published in

2004. There were also four papers published in various journals

in 2004, in addition to numerous other papers dating back

to 2001.

Code-Switching in Singapore Mandarin and Singapore


In a multi-racial and lingual society like Singapore, after

years of bilingual education, code-switching has become a

prominent characteristic in conversations among Singaporeans.

It can be a combination of English, Mandarin, Chinese dialect,

Tamil and Malay. Many Singaporeans switch effortlessly from

one language to another and inter-mingle words and phrases.

This research by Assoc Prof Lee Cher Leng concentrated on

the switching of words by Chinese speakers between Mandarin

and the Teochew dialect and how well the established theories

of code switching (based on African code-switching

phenomena) apply in the context of a multi-lingual Singapore.

It is important that this phenomenon be documented and

analysed to allow for greater understanding in Singapore and

also to present to the larger linguistic world the unique

experiences of code-switching here.

The project formally concluded in December 2004. Some of

the research papers that resulted from the project include

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"Motivations of Code-Switching in Multi-lingual Singapore" in

the Journal of Chinese Linguistics as well as a chapter on

"Teochew Spoken in Singapore" in the book The Migration

Experience of the Overseas Teochew Community, Global

Publishing Company.

A Study of Chinese Consuls in Penang, 1911 to 1941

Penang Chinese society has a lengthy legacy not unlike that

of Singapore. In the past, most scholarly studies on Penang

Chinese Society dwelled mainly on local Chinese leadership

and Chinese associations or sought to only emphasise the

influence of the colonial government policies on the local

Chinese communities.

Assoc Prof Wong Sin Kiong recognised that one aspect of

influence had been sorely neglected by scholars. Hence his

project examined the socio-political dynamics and mechanism

of Chinese society in Penang by investigating the complex

relationships among the Chinese consuls, the colonial

government offices, local Chinese leaders, which Assoc Prof

Wong has named, "triangle-relationship".

The time period 1911 to 1941 was chosen due to the various

significant events that dominated world politics at that point.

In 1911, with the Chinese Revolution, the Manchu regime

came to an end and a Chinese Republic was established. The

impact of this momentous political upheaval was significant

to the Penang Chinese who still regarded China as their

motherland. Similarly, 1941 was the year World War II came

to Malaysia which saw the Japanese invasion of British Malaya

and left an indelible mark on Malaysian history.

By studying the power structure and intricate triangular

relationship of the Chinese society and their proponents,

Assoc Prof Wong set the stage for future studies into other

Chinese communities in Southeast Asia and further enhanced

NUS's standing as the research hub for southeast asia studies.

Department of Economics

Research Highlights

Singapore Centre for Applied and Policy Economics (SCAPE)

With the approval of the University and the Faculty, the

Department will start a new centre for applied research in

economics by merging the activities of the existing Econometric

Studies Unit (ESU) and the Economics Executive Programme

(EEP). The centre is tentatively named as Singapore Centre

for Applied and Policy Economics (SCAPE). The objectives

and the activities of the Centre are described below.

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The Need for Policy Research

SCAPE was established on 1 February 2005 in the Department

of Economics to carry out independent and rigorous research

that will serve as the basis for economic policy in Singapore

and the region. The Centre focuses on the following key areas

of research: economic modeling, macroeconomics and

monetary policy, manpower and labour issues, technology

and innovation, transport economics, and economics of

ageing. The Centre also undertakes applied research work

in econometrics and forecasting of the Singapore economy

with its Econometric Studies Unit (ESU), which was established

in 1981. In addition, the Economics Executive Programme

(EEP) which offers executive courses for professionals, and

organises workshops of topical interest will also be part of

the Centre.

Economics is a discipline which can have major impact on

decision-making in the public sector arena as well as in

industry. Economists have much to say on policy matters

which can then provide for better and more informed decisionmaking

for issues such as: forecasting economic growth,

labour market and manpower issues; immigration policies,

environment and industry, project evaluation, macroeconomic

stabilisation, international economies and various world and

regional organizations, trade policies, health and education.

Policy makers and private sector analysts look towards

university academia to carry out such policy studies.

Establishing SCAPE, a research centre with a recognised

mandate to carry out such studies, is an important step

towards catering to this important national need.

Activities of the Centre

The Centre will engage in the following basic activities:

a.Carry out independent and rigorous research that will

serve as the basis for economic policy formulation for

Singapore and the regional economy. The four possible

research areas are: transport economics, manpower and

labour issues, competition policy and health economics.

b.Organise local and international conferences to provide

a forum for research discussions.

c.Undertake consultancy with industry, government and

international agencies, and provide training and discussion

forums to executives. These are activities with which the

Department already has extensive experience through its

existing EEP.

d.Establish a policy research paper series to disseminate

research results with the least possible delay and make

inroads into publishing them in applied international


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e.Acquire and organise the required databases essential to

facilitate applied research.

f. Become an information source for media and other external

organisations on Singapore and the regional economy.

g.Participate in seminars and joint work with international

bodies/agencies and local research organisations, such as

East Asian Institute, Institute of Policy Studies, Institute

of Southeast Asian Sudies, etc.

h.As much public policy involves not only inputs from

economics but also contributions from other disciplines,

the Centre will provide an avenue for inter- and multidisciplinary

research through policy forums and workshops.

In this regard, the School of Business and the newly formed

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy would be potential

partners with related expertise.

It is hoped that eventually the Centre will become an

international reference point for studies on the Singapore

economy, and the Asian region.

The staff members involved in research within the Centre

will be drawn from the Department as well as other schools

and departments. As noted above, staff members from the

Business School and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

would be likely collaborators. Staff members from other

departments in the Faculty, including Geography, Sociology,

History, and others might also contribute relevant expertise

from their fields for specific projects. Arrangement for such

collaboration with outside staff could take many forms. In

cases of major and/or frequent collaboration, the outsider

could be offered an adjunct position in the Centre. In other

cases, collaboration could be based on project-specific

agreements or contracts.

A Director, appointed by the Dean in consultation with the

Head will manage the Centre. The Centre will work in

consultation with an advisory committee drawn from the

public and private sector professionals.

Department of English Language & Literature

The City As Target

The project is an extension and development of an article

by Ryan Bishop and Greg Clancey ("The City as Target, or

Perpetuation and Death," in Bishop, Phillips and Yeo, eds.

Postcolonial Urbanism: Southeast Asian Cities and

Globalization Processes, NY and London: Routledge, 2003).

It commenced with an international experts' workshop which

brought together scholars from several disciplines and

intellectual domains concerned with aspects of urbanism and

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targeting that are largely neglected in past and recent

scholarship. These aspects include both military and other

ways in which cities are targeted. The workshop continues

research that the organisers have pursued on the relations

between modernist aesthetics and military technology, as

well as on urbanism. The project concerns those aspects of

urbanism relatively underdeveloped in the vast literature on

cities: aspects related to emergency, militarisation of urban

space, including airspace, and aspects of weaponry that have

powerful impact on urban life. The workshop and resulting

publications reflect the cutting edge of interdisciplinary


The project is led by Assoc Profs Ryan Bishop and John Phillips

from the Department of English Language and Literature,

and Asst Prof Gregory Clancey from the Department of History.

E-English, E-Communication, and E-Communities in

Southeast Asia

This study conducted by Drs Vincent Ooi and Peter Tan from

the Department of English Language and Literature and Dr

Andy Chiang from the Department of Statistics and Applied

Probability, maps the linguistic behaviour (in terms of online

chats, discussion forums and personal advertisements) of

virtual/online communities of users on the Web, with special

reference to Singapore and surrounding Southeast Asian

nations where English is traditionally labelled a second

language, i.e. Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines. English

is the most used language of the Web and is the lingua franca

between these diverse peoples of Southeast Asia. In these

countries, English is used in a widespread manner and has

developed stable internal norms. Our current understanding

of these new varieties, whose mapping is made in relation

to each other and standard English, has the larger agenda of

better cross-cultural communication and linguistic description.

It is timely to study these "national" varieties of English on

the Web in order to compare their language patterning (which

includes features of computer-mediated communication)

with that made on the basis of data gleaned from traditional

print and spoken material. The study offers the first sustained

effort to map the extend of English and computer-mediated

communicative usage among these peoples of Southeast Asia

on the Web.

The rise of virtual/online communities on the Web is thus an

important development from which we can re-examine the

notions of language and our understanding of community and

its attendant value system(s).

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National Autobiography in the Postcolonial World

Assoc Prof Philip Holden investigates two areas of increasing

importance in literary and cultural studies, autobiography

and postcoloniality, in this study. In studying life writing,

researchers have become interested in the ways in which

autobiographies resemble fiction, and how they attempt to

construct, rather than merely describe, identities. In

postcolonial studies, both literary and non-literary texts are

now re-read in the historical context of colonialism and

decolonisation, and the engagement of individuals and

communities with issues such as tradition and modernity.

While several studies have attempted to bring together

autobiography and postcolonial studies, they have mostly

examined self-consciously literary autobiographies that

thematise migration, diasporic communities, and fractured

subjectivities. This project is unique in that it looks at

autobiographies by major figures in a worldwide anticolonial

struggle, autobiographies in which the self stands

metonymically for the nation. Autobiographies that are

studied, such as those by Marcus Garvey, Jawaharlal Nehru,

Kwame Nkrumah, Kenneth Kuanda, Nelson Mandela, and Lee

Kuan Yew, are written in diverse cultural and historical

contexts. Yet they share narrative patterns, and are brimming

with intertextual references, making them ideal subject

matter for a unique comparative study.

Department of Geography

Research Highlights

Global Production Networks in Britain, East Asia and

Eastern Europe

Assoc Prof Henry Yeung recently completed a major research

project as an external collaborator. The 3-year project on

"Global Production Networks in Britain, East Asia and Eastern

Europe" was awarded £335,000 by the Economic and Social

Research Council, the UK. Between 2000-2003, 161 detailed

semi-structured interviews were conducted by project

members with senior executives of 113 leading companies

and institutions in 13 countries in Europe and East Asia,

together with extensive documentary research and analysis

of trade and FDI data. The project thus constitutes one of

the most comprehensive firm-based surveys so far undertaken

within a production network framework. The project team

organised a highly successful international workshop in

Manchester in May 2003, to discuss conceptual and empirical

insights from the project with over 20 researchers and policymakers

from the US, Britain, Asia, and Europe (East and

West). Preliminary results from the research have been

discussed with senior officials of the International Labour

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Office, Geneva; the National Economic Action Council,

Government of Malaysia; the Prime Minister's Office,

Government of Hungary. Further meetings with officials from

similar national and international agencies are anticipated.

Four top internationally refereed journal articles have been

published or accepted so far and one book manuscript is

currently under preparation for and accepted by Oxford

University Press. Full details of the project and its research

outcomes can be found on the project website:

Intergenerational Relationships, Fertility and the Family

in Singapore

This project by Assoc Prof Peggy Teo and Prof Brenda Yeoh

of the Department was completed in August 2004. It had

funding from ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council),

UK and NUS and was a collaborative effort with Dr Elspeth

Graham (Geography, University of St. Andrews). The project

was an investigation into the dynamics behind intergenerational

relationships, the changing family and fertility decisionmaking.

The objectives were fourfold:

• Examine how patriarchal attitudes/values impact on

fertility decisions;

• Examine the ways in which views of the grandparent

generation influence the fertility decisions of the current

parent generation;

• Examine the ways in which the "ideal Asian family" has

changed over time and how these changes have affected

living arrangements; and

• Investigate if educational attainment made a difference

on views and decisions.

The project found that women of the present generation in

Singapore were different from women of the grandparent

generation. They tended to marry later and have fewer

children. While women of the grandparent generation

preferred to have at least one male child, women of the

parent generation preferred daughters. Both husband and

wife did not feel they were affected by the opinions of their

parents/parents-in-law with regard to their family size. They

were, however, affected by childcare options. There was a

tendency, for example, to rely on family members (especially

grandmothers) for childcare support. Although maids were

also caregivers, grandmothers were preferred as they were

the more trusted caregiver. Many women expressed difficulty

with work-family balance.

This project's findings generated a great deal of interest

amongst academicians, policy makers, the media and even

junior college students. Several interviews were granted to

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the media, including American network PBS, ChannelNewsAsia,

the Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Radio International Singapore

and Mediacorp. The project harvested 3 internationally

refereed publications (an additional paper is being written),

one local newsletter publication (Innovations); one unpublished

report; five conference papers; and two seminar presentations

(one of which was in Bangkok).

Local-scale Surface-Atmosphere Energy and Mass Exchange

in Two Cities with Contrasting Climates

This recently completed research project by Assoc Prof

Matthias Roth of the Department and his collaborator Assoc

Prof Manabu Kanda (Tokyo Institute of Technology) has

examined the turbulent transfer of heat, mass and momentum

in two urban environments with contrasting climates. The

focus of fieldwork carried out in Basel, Switzerland was on

the detailed measurement and analysis of the turbulent

structure within and above street canyons which are

fundamental to understand the energy balance and air

pollution/chemical agent dispersion properties of a location.

Scintillometry, which provides line-averaged statistics, was

for the first time extensively used in an urban environment

(Fig. 1). This work examined methodological issues regarding

the application of this method in complex urban environment

and provided revised empirical relationships for cities.

Fieldwork in an industrial neighbourhood of Singapore provided

the first energy balance observations in a tropical city

(Fig. 2). Additional focus in both projects was on the transfer

of carbon dioxide which is a major greenhouse gas. Some of

the most comprehensive and detailed observations in cities

were conducted using latest technology.

Fig. 1: Scintillometer sampling fluxes from rooftops in Basel, Switzerland.

Receiver is visible in foreground and transmitter can be identified by the red

laser light in the far distance.

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Fig. 2: Energy balance and carbon dioxide flux sensors installed on a crane

25m above an industrial area of Singapore.

Modeling Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Sediment and

Carbon Delivery to the South China Sea

This 18-month project was recently completed by Dr Lu Xixi,

Assoc Prof David Higgitt and Dr Liew Soon Chin (CRISP). It

was a contribution to the South China Sea Carbon Pilot Project

funded by SARCS (the SE Asian Regional Committee for START,

a global change organisation that is co-ordinated by the IGBP

and UNESCO's IHDP). The export of carbon from land to sea

by the process of erosion and fluvial transport represents a

major link in the global cycle which remains poorly understood

and inadequately quantified. In this region, high fluvial

suspended sediment loads are driven by the active tectonic

setting, rapid weathering rates, high rainfall and human

activities which promote erosion. It follows that the controls

on the delivery of carbon from terrestrial sources and the

extent to which river basin development activities enhance

supply and/or inhibit delivery is of fundamental importance

for modeling carbon dynamics within the South China Sea.

The project focused mainly on two large river systems: the

Mekong and Pearl Rivers, with much of the work involving

the compilation of hydrological and sediment databases. A

GIS framework is used to identify spatial and temporal patterns

of carbon flux and the influence of recent land use change.

A second project has now been funded for the next phase of

the SARCS program.

Department of History


The Department's research has mostly moved beyond the

traditional nation-state framework and into a regional and

global framework. In so doing, thematic approaches are much

more prevalent and there is more focus on issues relating to

connectivity. Some of the projects on Singapore history fit

within all three tracks listed below, and other work could be

listed under headings such as "Memory and Nostalgia". But

on the whole the Department encourages faculty to move

their research along the following major tracks:

Naval and Maritime History

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Members of the Department continue to work on a variety

of projects under this general rubric many of which situate

Singapore as a port city within a complex network of trade

and cultural relations and related aspects of imperial and

colonial powers. Assoc Prof Brian Farrell and Assoc Prof

Malcolm Murfett both have projects related to the last years

of the British military in Singapore. Assoc Prof Yong Mun

Cheong and Assoc Prof Peter Borshberg are both working on

projects that examine the intricacies of Singapore as a node

in maritime and trade relations with Assoc Prof Yong examining

intra Southeast Asian aspects and Assoc Prof Borschberg

activities involving European powers. Other research in this

area include Assoc Prof Tan Tai Yong's study of the relations

between port cities and their hinterlands, Dr Donna Brunero's

work on comparative maritime customs institutions in

Southeast Asia and China, and Derek Heng examination of

Chinese merchants in the maritime trade between Southeast

Asia and China from the tenth to the fourteenth century.

Cultural, Ethnic, Religious and National Identity

The issue of identity and the interactions between different

components of identity and their roles in shaping coherent

and accepted notions of what it means to be a member of

a community be it a religious, cultural, ethnic, or national

one, remain a key interest of Department members. Dr

Timothy Barnard is working on the cultural history of the

Malay world and on Malay film. Dr Richard Derderian is

examining identity in Vietnam in the context of French

colonialism in Southeast Asia. Assoc Prof Huang Jianli is

shaping a volume on other views of the Singapore story. Assoc

Prof Ian Gordon is expanding his work on nostalgia and memory

to examine its function in shaping the comic book figure

Superman as an American icon. Dr Thomas Dubois is researching

Religious policy in early 20th Century Manchuria and Dr Maitrii

Aung Thwin is working on various aspects of Burmese culture

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during the 1930s. Dr Bruce Lockhart is completing a study on

the role of the Thai monarchy in reshaping modern Thailand.

Urban History

Assoc Prof Maurizio Peleggi has considered the re-launch of

colonial era hotels in Southeast Asia through the matrix of

nostalgia and consumption. Dr Stephen Keck continues his

work on imperial perceptions of colonial cities, in Burma,

and Singapore and Hong Kong. Dr Gregory Clancey has

extended his work on how cities cope with disasters, to

examine the timely subject of cities as military targets. Dr

Medha Kudaisya is working on businesses in India and Burmese


Department of Japanese Studies

Chinese Text and Chinese Learning in Japan during the

Sino-Japanese War

This research project of Assoc Prof Tsu Yun Hui, Timothy

aims to find out how the Japanese interpreted the significance

of the study of classical Chinese texts during the Sino-Japanese

War from 1937 to 1945. Through analysing how the Japanese

resolved the apparent contradiction resulted from the

convergence of traditional Chinese scholarship and the cultural

mobilisation for war, the project finds that the Japanese

made several conceptual moves to enable them to hold on

to the classical Chinese textual tradition while pushing ahead

with their confrontation with and "remaking" of modern

China. The project also finds a useful perspective on a vast

body of literature that was lying in limbo, ignored by both

historians of China and scholars of Japanese literature, for

many decades.

Japanese Workplaces in Transition

This research project of Dr Hendrik Meyer-Ohle aims to

explore and analyse the changes in the Japanese workplace

since the 1990s at an early point. It introduces an innovative

research approach by combining statistical and theoretical

sources on Japanese employment patterns and restructuring

of businesses and workplaces in general with the study of

online diaries. Online diaries have become a popular outlet

for Japanese people to reflect on their daily experiences and

as such present an opportunity to be utilised as a research

source. Within limitations in regard to objectivity and

accessibility to statistical analysis, online diaries provide

valuable insights into and a fresh outlook on an employment

system in transition. Developments in workplaces and working

patterns have become a popular topic of academic research

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with the wave of restructuring of corporations in the UK and

the US during the 1980s and 1990s and this research produces

a rich literature to frame and discuss the changes in Japan

during the 1990s.

Department of Philosophy

Signature Series

Marshall Cavendish International published four volumes of

Prof Ten Chin Liew's essays in its Signature Series. The Series

comprises contributions from leading Asian scholars in diverse

fields in the humanities and social sciences.

Challenging Citizenship: Group Membership and Cultural

Identity in a Global Age

Over the last ten years, citizenship has become an area of

interdisciplinary research and teaching in its own right. This

book edited by Assoc Prof Tan Sor-hoon highlights that

globalisation poses new challenges for established understandings

and practices of citizenship, and that intellectual

work is required to fashion models of citizenship better suited

to present problems and realities. In particular, it emphasises

the pluralisation of identities and communities within states

brought about by such forces as mass immigration, global

communication, substate regionalism and more generally the

fragmentation of modern notions of nation. The challenge

is to devise forms of democracy and political identity adequate

to these 'globalised' conditions. Ideally suited to anyone

interested in globalisation, cultural diversity and citizenship.

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Social Movements in Post Authoritarian Indonesia

Assoc Prof Vedi Hadiz of the Department collaborated with

Dr Ariel Heryanto (University of Melbourne) on a research

project to study the social movements in post authoritarian

Indonesia. The project aimed to examine the conditions,

strategies and agendas of urban middle class and working

class-based social movements in contemporary, postauthoritarian

Indonesia. It compared the post-authoritarian

Indonesia situation with that of Thailand and the Philippines.

It also attempted to make a theoretical contribution to

debates about democratisation, authoritarianism, and social

movements. The main product of the study - an internationally

refereed journal article entitled 'Post Authoritarian Indonesia

in Comparative Perspective' - had been submitted to the

Critical Asian Studies.

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Public's Perception and Responses to SARS: A Comparative

Analysis of Singapore and Hong Kong

Prof Stella Quah of the Department of Sociology and Prof

Lee Hin Peng (Department of Community, Occupational and

Family Medicine, NUS) conducted this cross-disciplinary and

cross-national study of the social and epidemiological

dimensions of an epidemic. An additional unique feature of

the study is that it was conducted during the SARS outbreak

that affected the region in the first half of 2003. The Singapore

part of the study was supported by a research grant from the

Office of Life Sciences, NUS. The Singapore study includes

the public's assessment of the health authorities' management

of the crisis and the impact of that assessment on the public's

preventive health behaviour. The comparative analysis with

Hong Kong is being finalised in collaboration with a team of

researchers from the Department of Community Medicine,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong. The first

publication from the study appeared in the international

refereed journal of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta

(US), Emerging Infectious Diseases. A second paper is now

under review for publication.

Sociological Analysis of Family Trends in Asia

This sociological comparative study of family trends in 10

Asian countries was conducted by Prof Stella Quah. The

countries included in the analysis are China, Hong Kong,

Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines,

Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The study looks into the

cultural patterns and trends in spouse selection, marriage,

parenthood, grandparenting, gender roles in the family,

divorce and the family court, and family problems associated

with social change.

Growth Dynamics of Asian Megacities

Prof Gavin Jones, in collaboration with Prof Mike Douglass

(Director of the Globalisation Research Center of the University

of Hawaii) and with colleagues in six Asian megacities,

completed the above study, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon

Foundation, at the end of 2004. The project involved analysing

demographic and employment change in the mega-urban

regions focused on these megacities (Jakarta, Bangkok,

Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, Taipei and Shanghai), using a zonal

analysis and special tabulations from the 1990 and 2000

Censuses. One key finding was that when the extended megaurban

region is studied as a whole, the populations of these

mega-urban regions continue to increase their shares of

national populations. The manuscript of a book edited by

Profs Jones and Douglass is now being considered by a leading


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Information & Communications Management


Higher Education, Information Technology and Sustainable


Assoc Prof Milagros Rivera of the Programme participated in

the conference "Higher Education, Information Technology

and Sustainable Development: The Central Role of Universities

Building Knowledge Societies in Asia, Africa and Latin America".

The conference was organised and sponsored by the Center

for Internet Studies at the University of Washington, U.S.A.,

with other sponsors including the APEC Education Foundation,

the United States Agency for International Development

(USAID) and De LaSalle University in Manila.

The conference convened representatives of universities,

education and ICT ministries, and development institutions

and foundations and sought to:

• Expand the community of practice among the academic,

government and private sectors dedicated to strengthening

the role of the university in ICT-enabled development

• Share best practices of how universities around the world

are teaching, researching and applying university knowledge

in ICT to national and local development initiatives

• Advance and refine an intellectual agenda about the role

of the university and ICT education in building knowledge


• Construct local, national and regional initiatives for

expanding and enhancing ICT4D programmes, with a

particular focus on collective action

The Programme was featured at the conference as one of

Asia's most comprehensive university programmes with a

curriculum fusing the social sciences and technical inquiry

that prepares students to face the "economy, society and

polity of the information age." The conference highlighted

how universities, such as NUS, can link the opportunities of

the information revolution to the specific developmental

needs of their communities. NUS is doing this, through

innovative programmes in teaching, research and outreach

that are at the core of the university mission, reconfiguring

the relationships between these activities, and opening up

the ivory tower.

Software, Music and Movie Piracy:

The Consumer Perspective

Research Highlights

Focusing on individual end-users, this study sheds light on

the consumer perspective of media piracy through surveys,

focus groups and in-depth interviews with Singapore

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consumers. Media piracy is typically committed by individual

end-users through purchasing pirated media, downloading

media from unauthorised Internet sources and making

unauthorised duplicates for individual use. The study explores

consumers' understanding of intellectual property rights and

copyright infringement, their piracy-related behaviour,

attitudes toward media piracy and perceptions of "victims"

of media piracy. It also investigates consumer awareness of

the legal ramifications of media piracy and assesses the

efficacy of anti-piracy campaigns in Singapore. In highlighting

the consumers' piracy-related attitudes, perceptions and

behaviour, this study provides a counterpoint to the

conventional legal and institutional understanding of

intellectual property rights. The findings will inform future

copyright legislation and anti-piracy education.

Dr Lim Sun Sun (Principal Investigator), together with Assoc

Prof Alan Tan Khee Jin (Faculty of Law) have just completed

the data gathering phase of this study, which was funded by

the IP Academy.

Southeast Asian Studies Programme

Dr Phil Daquila received a competitive grant from the ASEAN

University Network and the Korean Association of Southeast

Asian Studies to conduct research on Singapore-Korea economic

relations which was completed in June 2004.

Dr Natasha Hamilton-Hart participated in the second phase

of a collaborative research project with scholars from the

US and Japan on Japan's relations with Asia. The outcomes

will be published in 2005. For her research on the consultancy

industry and technical assistance in Southeast Asia, she

carried out fieldwork in Indonesia in December 2003 and

June 2004.

Prof Rey Ileto, assisted by Ms Gloria Cano, completed library

research on the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines,

for a "visual history" of the Philippines which was published

in late 2004. In December 2004, Prof Ileto worked in the

Mauro Garcia Collection at Sophia University to finalise his

research on history and nation-building (an ISEAS project).

Dr Irving Chan Johnson completed his PhD thesis, "The People

with two Kings: Space, History and Mobility in a Malaysian

Thai Community," in the Department of Anthropology, Harvard

University, and was awarded the degree in May 2004. He

continued to carry out field research in Kelantan.

Assoc Prof John Miksic completed the one-year excavation

of St. Andrew's Cathedral in June, and began a 6-month

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excavation of Fort Tanjong Katong in July 2004. Preliminary

results of the St. Andrew's Cathedral research were presented

at a conference in London in September 2004. Assoc Prof

Miksic continued work with the Rockefeller-funded "Creativity

and Culture program for Cambodian archaeology." He

supervised the completion of a three-year project (ending

in June 2004) involving teams from Cambodia and the US

(University of Hawaii) in survey in excavation in three areas

where pre-Angkor remains were discovered. Much of Assoc

Prof Miksic's research was conducted through the Asian

Research Institute (ARI), with which he has a half-time


Dr Niti Pawakapan did research on Burmese migrants working

in the Thai fishing industry. He visited Ranong, Victoria Point

(a trading port in southern Burma opposite Ranong) and Samut

Sakorn, a fishing port east of Bangkok where a large number

of Burmese migrants live and work. Dr Niti was a fellow at

ARI for half the year.

In December 2004, Dr Jan Mrazek began a new research

project comparing indigenous classical Music in contemporary

Indonesia and Thailand.

Senior tutor Stan Tan, as part of his PhD programme at the

Australian National University (ANU), conducted detailed

archival research on "the Central Highlands in Vietnam during

The First Republic" at the National Archive Center No. 2 in

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Centre for Language Studies

Launch of e-FLT

The Centre for Language Studies launched a new biannual

journal, the Electronic Journal of Foreign Language

Teaching (or e-FLT for short) in December 2004. This peerreviewed

journal is published in the Internet under the URL

of with the aim of disseminating

scholarly information in the field of second and foreign

language teaching and learning. The Editorial Board, led by

Dr Chan Wai Meng, the Editor, and Dr Titima Suthiwan, the

Associate Editor, is supported and advised by an International

Advisory Board of well-established scholars in foreign language

teaching, second language acquisition and applied linguistics.

e-FLT has won an early vote of confidence from the reputable

Asian Studies Association of Australia, which has agreed to

financially support and co-publish a special e-FLT supplement

in March 2006 on the Teaching and Learning of Asian Languages.

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Development of Innovative Language Teaching and Learning


Much of the research done in the Centre in the year 2004

has centred on innovative approaches in foreign language

education. Several faculty members have been working

intensively on applied research projects for the development

of new teaching and learning materials.

Dr Chan Wai Meng led a team consisting of Mrs Chen Ing Ru,

Mr Kim Dong-Ha and Mrs Silvia Neitzke-Neumann to develop

a series of highly interactive multimedia units in the German

language called "Interactive Situation Simulation" for the

development of students' vocabulary and speaking. This series

of applications, based on constructivist principles of learning,

will form the nucleus of a research study into the learners'

strategy use for multimedia learning and the effectiveness

of multimedia for language learning.

Ms Nguyen Bich Thuan has recently concluded a new textbook

called "Let's speak Vietnamese" for first year university

students of Vietnamese. The book has been shortlisted, after

a preliminary round of selection, among the 10 finalists for

the Tuttle Language Grant for the development of Asian

languages textbooks. It has been adopted for test teaching

at 12 universities in the United States as well as the ANU in


Dr Titima Suthiwan is currently working on a developmental

project which will result in the publication for six muchneeded

modern textbooks for Thai as a foreign language.

The first of the series, a Thai writing textbook (with the title

of "Khian Thai") is currently in press and will be published in

early 2005 by Singapore University Press. The other five books

focus on basic and intermediate Thai reading, and basic and

intermediate Thai speaking.

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Department of Geography

Collaborative Projects

Assoc Prof David Higgitt and Dr Lu Xixi have been awarded

a research grant by the Southeast Asia Regional Committee

for START (SARCS). The project "Human Impacts on Water,

Carbon and Sediment Fluxes in the Southeast Asian Region:

Modeling and Field Approaches", forms part of the Southeast

Asia Regional Carbon and Water Project. This contribution

follows a grant awarded in the previous phase as part of the

South China Sea Regional Carbon Pilot Project.

Assoc Prof Matthias Roth has been invited to participate in

a scale modelling experiment to study the energy and water

balance of urban areas. The project is funded by CREST (Core

Research for Evolution Science and Technology) of JST (Japan

Science and Technology Agency) and run by Assoc Prof Manabu

Kanda (Tokyo Institute of Technology). Other project members

include various scientists from Japanese and Chinese

Institutions. The urban scale model which is constructed

using concrete cubes (dimension = 1.5m) is located on the

campus of Nippon Institute of Technology, Saitama, Japan.

The experiment will run over a period of about four years

and will provide spatial high-resolution measurements of

energy balance fluxes and turbulence statistics using specially

designed miniature sensors.

Memoranda of Understanding

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed with the

Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences and

Humanities, Loughborough University, UK for the Students

Exchange Programme between the two Departments.

Furthermore, both partner Departments agreed to co-operate

on the organisation of joint workshops and conferences, and

or any other academic exchanges and collaborations. The MOU

was signed on 29 October 2004 for a period of three years.

The Department will be renewing its MOU with the Department

of Geography, Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences,

University College London, UK for another three years. The

MOU is to facilitate the Students Exchange Programme

between the two Departments. Both partner Departments

also agreed to co-operate on the organisation of joint

workshops and conferences, and or any other academic

exchanges and collaborations.

Department of History


Assoc Prof Peter Borschberg is presently cooperating with Dr

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Rui Manuel Loureiro of CEPESA (Portuguese Centre for the

Study of Southeast Asia) of the University of Lagos, Portugal,

and the Instituto Cultural de Macau (ICM). As a first stage in

the cooperation, Dr Loureiro has edited a special history

issue of the Review of Culture published (December 2004)

and entirely funded by ICM. Assoc Prof Borschberg intends

to extend cooperation with Dr Loureiro. He proposes to have

translated into English a collection of Portuguese, Spanish,

Italian, German and Dutch sources that pertain to the history

of Singapore, the Singapore Straits and Johor from the 16th

to the 18th century.

Department of Japanese Studies


Dr Takashi Terada is co-editing with Prof Peter Drysdale of

ANU a four-volume anthology called Critical Perspectives

on the World Economy, which will come out from Routledge

in 2005. It will be a source for scholars and university students.

Drs Fiona Graham, Scot Hislop and Emi Morita joined the

Department as Visiting Fellows in July, December 2004 and

January 2005 respectively.

Department of Sociology

Collaboration with University of Hong Kong on Socioepidemiological

Analysis of Public Responses to the SARS

Outbreak in Singapore and Hong Kong

Prof Stella Quah is currently collaborating with a team of

epidemiologists from the Department of Community Medicine,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, on a research

project on the socio-epidemiological analysis of public

responses to the SARS outbreak in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Data from both countries have been collected and analysed

and a joint article is currently under review for publication.

The Singapore part of this collaborative study is conducted

by Prof Stella Quah as Principal Investigator, and Prof Lee

Hin Peng of the Department of Community, Occupational

and Family Medicine, NUS.

Divorce in Singapore

Assoc Prof Paulin Straughan has completed a survey on

marriage and divorce in Singapore. This project was

commissioned and funded by the Ministry of Community

Development, Youth and Sports. Assoc Prof Straughan served

as the Consultant and Principal Investigator. This project

provided the first large-scale comprehensive date-set on

marriage and divorce in Singapore. The primary objective of

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the study was to surface empirically the barriers and facilitators

to divorce in Singapore. Among others, the roles of marriage

preparation, family ideology, paid work, parenthood and

communication in sustaining marriages were tested. The

results were released at the Family Conference 2004. A book

project is planned for the findings.

Survey of Community Development Council (CDC)

Programmes and Services

Assoc Prof Paulin Straughan completed a study on the

programmes and services of the Community Development

Councils (CDC). The study for which Assoc Prof Straughan

served as a Consultant and Co-Investigator, was commissioned

by the People's Association and the Institute of Policy Studies

(IPS). The study surveyed a representative sample of

constituents from each of the five CDCs, and the project's

aims include assessing public awareness of the roles and

functions of the CDCs. The outcomes of the study are detailed

in a confidential report, and presented to all the Mayors in

several closed-door sessions.

Lifestyles Project

Assoc Prof Paulin Straughan completed a study on the lifestyles

of Singaporeans commissioned by the Urban Redevelopment

Authorities (URA) and the IPS. The study surveyed a crosssection

of Singaporeans, with special emphasis on needs of

families with young children, mature families, and families

with elderly members. A second phase was conducted with

specific focus on the leisure needs of youths. The results

were presented to the senior management of URA, and will

be used in their urban planning.

National Survey of Elderly in Singapore

Assoc Prof Paulin Straughan and Assoc Prof Tan Ern Ser have

been commissioned by the Ministry of Community

Development, Youth and Sports to do the above study. The

study involves a large-scale survey of a cross-section of older

adults in Singapore, and covers several important aspects

including health, financial status and security, active ageing,

family and social support systems.

South Asian Studies Programme

South Asian Diaspora Project: The Encyclopedia of the

Indians Overseas

Over the next three years, the Faculty will provide a base

for editorial work on a major new study of the South Asian

diaspora. The project is to prepare a comprehensive volume

entitled 'The Encyclopedia of the Indians Overseas'. This

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will be a one-volume work of 400 pages which will be published

by the leading Singapore publishing house, Éditions Didier

Millet (EDM) in late 2006. The Encyclopedia will be written

by a worldwide team of writers under the direction of an

editorial board based in the South Asian Studies Programme.

The Encyclopedia will follow the model provided by the

highly successful volume published by EDM in 1998, The

Encyclopedia of the Chinese Overseas, editions of which

have been published the USA, the UK, France and Hong Kong.

'Indians Overseas' is also expected to reach a wide market

through international co-publication. The focus of the volume

will be on the movement of people from South Asia in modern

times, up to - and including - the present and it will give an

overview of the processes involved in the creation and

achievements of new communities in all continents.

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Dr Phil Daquila was involved with the Vienna Institute of

International Economic Studies' research project, "Are the

geese flying?: Comparing the industrial restructuring role of

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in East Asia and Central

European Countries." For this Dr Daquila conducted a study

entitled "Foreign Direct Investment and Catching-Up in East

Asia: Is there a Flying-Geese Pattern?"

Assoc Prof John Miksic continued to serve as board member

of the Center for Khmer Studies, Cambodia, and Heritage

Watch. The Center for Khmer Studies is partly funded by the

US Department of Education under the Centers for American

Overseas Research (CAORC). Heritage Watch receives partial

funding from the US Embassy in Cambodia, through USAID.

Assoc Prof Miksic also worked with the Mountbattan Community

Centre and the Member of Parliament for Moutbatten, Mr

Andy Gan, to organise the excavation of Fort Tanjong Katong.

In the summer break of 2004, several staff members took up

visiting fellowships at various universities in the region where

they pursued their research in collaboration with resident

scholars. Dr Daquila won an academic exchange grant that

enabled him to take up a visiting professorship at Korea

University's Graduate School of International Studies in May-

June 2004. In June 2004, Dr Priyambudi Sulistiyanto was a

visiting fellow in the Regional Studies Program of Walailak

University in southern Thailand. He worked on his project on

truth and reconciliation in Indonesia. In July 2004, through

an invitation under the NUS-JSPS Scheme, Dr Niti was a

visiting fellow at the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka,

Japan, where he presented two lectures on Southeast Asian


Research Grants Awarded

For the financial year 2004 (1 April 2004 to 31 March

2005), the Faculty received University funding for a total

of 45 projects, amounting to S$1,561,673.

Centennial Conference on "Asian Horizons: Cities,

States and Societies"

Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Albert Lau

(Dean's Office, FASS)

The Faculty will be jointly organising an international

conference with the NUS Asia Research Institute on the theme

"Asian Horizons: Cities, States and Societies". The conference,

which will be held in August 2005, will be part of the Faculty's

contribution to the centenary celebrations of the University.

The conference, whose theme focuses on the dynamic

transformations of Asian cities, states and societies, will

bring together some of the most prominent and distinguished

scholars from the humanities and the social sciences to

celebrate interdisciplinary studies of Asia.

Charity Enterprises and Cultural Dissemination:

A Study of Chaozhou Charity Halls in Singapore

Principal Investigator: Dr Lee Chee Hiang

(Department of Chinese Studies)

Chaozhou charity halls in Singapore, more commonly known

as "Teochew Shantang", played an important role in the

process of social integration among the Teochew immigrants

in the early 20th century, and contributed to the strengthening

of social cohesion among the various races in Singapore during

the post-war period, especially in the post-independence

years. The proposed research project is an extension of a

preliminary research on the origin and evolution of the

Teochew Shantang in Singapore.

Evolving Cultural Memory in China and

Southeast Asia

Principal Investigators: Assoc Prof Lee Cheuk Yin and

Dr James St. Andre

(Department of Chinese Studies)

This research aims to consider two related topics: the

constitution of cultural memory in China during the Ming-

Qing period, and how overseas Chinese from the Qing down

to the present have expanded, modified, or rejected memories

of China in the construction of new cultural forms in Southeast


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Transnational Chinese: Global Mobility, Multiple

Identities, Embedded Networks

Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Liu Hong

(Department of Chinese Studies)

This project is concerned with the Chinese new migrants (xin

yimin), who originated from the PRC since 1980 and have

numbered more than three million, from the perspective of

transnationalism, placing their experiences in a rapidly shifting

milieu of globalisation and China's integration into the world.

This project seeks to examine the dynamics, formation, and

characteristics of transnational Chinese, their intriguing

interactions, with the homeland and the socio-political

domains they traverse, and the linkages between networks

and the state in the transnational arena.

Mapping Boundaries: Epistemology and Morality in

Late Imperial China

Principal Investigators: Drs Neo Peng Fu and Lo Yuet Keung

(Department of Chinese Studies)

Collaborator: Dr Yan Shou Cheng

(Asian Languages Centre, National Institute of Education)

The proposed joint project will examine how boundaries

were demarcated in the persistent reconceptualisation of

knowledge and interrogate the supposedly pure and simple

impartiality of evidential research in Qing China. The project

also aims to investigate how certain historical documents

which were formerly deemed "mystical and mythological'

were ontologically reclassified and re-utilised in the hands

of evidential research scholars.

The Qing Episteme: Thought, Culture, and Society

in Late Imperial China

Principal Investigator: Dr Lo Yuet Keung

(Department of Chinese Studies)

Collaborator: Assoc Prof On-Cho Ng

(History, Pennsylvania State University)

The late imperial period in Chinese history refers to the 16th

to 19th centuries which were under the rule of the Manchus

known as the Qing dynasty. This project seeks to examine

the fundamental nature of Qing intellectual and epistemic

culture from an interdisciplinary vantage point. The focus of

investigation will be on how Qing scholars, intellectuals, and

philosophers under the watchful eyes of foreign rulers

redefined critically and creatively the cultural and

philosophical traditions they had inherited.

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Truncation in Tianjin

Principal Investigator: Dr Wee Lian Hee

(Department of Chinese Studies)

This research is a continuation of a study on Tianjin truncation

that the Principal Investigator started in 2002. Substantial

research requires further data collection so that fuller analyses

may be developed.

Saving, Fertility, Education and Economic Growth in

an Ageing Population: Theory and Evidence

Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Zhang Jie

(Department of Economics)

The proposed project aims at exploring the demographic and

economic implications of Singapore's ageing society and the

possibility of reversing the falling birth rates. The study aims

at extending the empirical research by building it on sound

theoretical models, and considering the interaction between

longevity/mortality and economic behaviour.

The Presence of Health Clinic and Health Outcomes

in Rural China

Principal Investigators: Prof Ake Blomqvist and Dr Liu Haoming

(Department of Economics)

This research seeks to investigate the declining presence of

health clinic, health insurance, and health outcome in rural

China. The project will first build a theoretical model that

can be used to analyse that relationship. It will then use a

recently available Chinese panel data set, the China Economic,

Population, Nutrition and Health Survey to empirically

examine those impacts.

Competition Policy, Information Economics and

International Economics

Principal Investigator: Dr Sougata Poddar

(Department of Economics)

Globalisation is not a new phenomenon but the pace, at

which it has occurred, has increased tremendously in the

past few years. The workshop will focus on three major

themes related to this issue. They are Competition Policy,

International Economics and Information Economics.

University Hierarchy and Its Economic Consequences

Principal Investigator: Dr Kang Chang Hui

(Department of Economics)

This study investigates the economic payoff to attending a

prestigious university, and the student's major choice patterns

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that are influenced by existing prestige hierarchy of universities

and its economic consequences. The study also examines a

student's major choice patterns in consideration of a university's

prestige. It sets up an estimation model for a joint decision

about where to go to university (prestigious or non-prestigious)

and what major field to concentrate. The empirical model

is applied to the major-choice patterns of 4-year university

students in South Korea, a country whose university system

is mainly characterised by a prestige hierarchy.

Optimal Auction Design with Endogenous Participation

Principal Investigator: Dr Lu Jingfeng

(Department of Economics)

The research studies how Myerson's theory in establishing

the standard methodology of optimal auction design neglects

the potential endogenous participation of bidders. One

significance of this project lies in that the results obtained

in an auction setting actually apply in the general multiagent

contract setting. Thus many issues in a multi-agent

setting can be re-analysed following the methodology in this


Immigration, Repatriation, and Exchange Rate Policies

Principal Investigators: Assoc Prof Shandre Mugan Thangavelu

and Prof Parkash Chander

(Department of Economics)

Real exchange rate is a key determinant to attracting foreign

workers into the domestic economy. This study seeks to

examine the relationship between immigration, repatriation

and exchange rate policies in a small open economy by

formulating a theoretical model. It will be followed by

empirical implementation of the model using data collected

on both developed and developing countries.

Economic Growth and Development of the Asia-Pacific

Economies: A Research Agenda on Economic Theory

and Policy

Principal Investigator: Dr Lim Boon Tiong

(Department of Economics)

The objective of this international conference is to provide

a platform to discuss policy options for Singapore in view of

rapid globalisation and technological change and advancement.

It also aims to create a forum for the sharing of ideas for

understanding the issues and challenges facing the Southeast

Asian and the Asia-Pacific economies in the 21st century.

Research Grants Awarded

Of Dante and Displacement: Positionings by Dante

Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, Seamus Heaney,

and J.M.Coetzee

Principal Investigator: Dr Yeo Wei Wei

(Department of English Language & Literature)

This project will lead to the publication of new chapters for

a book on Dante's sense of literary tradition in a poetics

fundamentally shaped by exile and displacement. The book

will also focus Dante's prominent presence in the work of

four later authors: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti,

Seamus Heaney and J M Coetzee.

Sediment and Biogeochemical Fluxes in Tropical

Forest Catchments: A Sediment Budget Approach

Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof David Laurence Higgitt

(Department of Geography)

The research will establish an experimental catchment for

hydrogeomorphological research in Singapore and investigate

the application of gamma emitting radionuclides for their

utility in tracing sediment movement and for fingerprinting

suspended sediment. By extending the work to a pilot study

in a large experimental forest, the project will be able to

evaluate the impacts of disturbance on sediment delivery.

Malay Routes: Life Histories and Geographies of

Malayness in Liverpool

Principal Investigator: Dr Timothy Gwyn Bunnell

(Department of Geography)

Collaborator: Dr David Featherstone (University of Liverpool)

This project will consist of an in-depth investigation of the

Malay community in Liverpool, UK., focusing in particular on

the remaining first generation sailors in the city. The aim of

the research is to generate empirically-rich research material

on geo-historical interconnections between Liverpool and

Southeast Asia.

Comparison of Changes in Forest Composition

Resulting from 200 Years of Human Activity vs.

a 2XCO2 Climate Change Scenario

Principal Investigators: Dr Wang Yi-Chen

(Department of Geography);

Assoc Prof Chris P.S. Larsen

(Department of Geography, SUNY-Buffalo)

Collaborator: Dr Barry J. Kronenfeld

(Geography, George Mason University)

This research will investigate whether 2XCO2 climate change

should create more difference in forest composition than has

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occurred over the last 200 years due to natural and humancaused

climatic and ecological changes. The length of 200

years is chosen because forest conditions in the area of

investigation (western New York) prior to European settlement

circa 1800 can be considered to be in a natural presettlement

state, serving as a baseline for ecosystem change studies.

This research will compare the amount of change in forest

compositon that was reconstructed to have occurred between

presettlement and the present.

Temporal Variation of Local-scale Fluxes of Carbon

Dioxide and Energy in Singapore

Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Matthias Roth

(Department of Geography)

Collaborator: Dr Jennifer Salmond (School of Geography,

Earth and Env. Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK)

This project aims to assess the potential impacts that carbon

dioxide has on the environment. Carbon dioxide (CO 2) has

long been recognised as one of the major causes of global

warming. The research includes the first systematic

observations of CO 2 fluxes and that adds to the very few data

on the urban energy balance in a tropical city.

Casting Faiths: The Construction of Religion in East

and Southeast Asia

Principal Investigators: Drs Thomas DuBois and

Maitrii Aung-Thwin

(Department of History)

By means of an international workshop, the project seeks to

bring together scholars and prominent area specialists from

institutions in Southeast Asia to discuss the history and

sociology of religion. The workshop will demonstrate the

place of religion in the global context of state formation

imperialism and commercial growth.

Vietnamese in France

Principal Investigator: Dr Richard L. Derderian

(Department of History)

The purpose of the project is to complete the first book on

the history of the Vietnamese in France covering the period

from the French conquest of Vietnam to the present. The

research will centre on the interwar years, World War II, the

Indochina War, and the history of the boat people. The

researcher's findings will be of interest to scholars working

on immigration, the Vietnames diaspora, French imperialism

and race-relations in contemporary France.

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Far East Command 1962-1971: Military Twilight of


Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Brian P. Farrell

(Department of History)

This research covers the military history of the British Empire

in the 20th century. It challenges the understanding of both

the events described and of how we see the British Empire

as a factor in modern global history. It will also challenge

the simple paradigms of decline and fall and the postcolonial

and postmodernist dismissal of empire as a straightforward

theme in history.

History and Nostalgia: Superman and American Culture

Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Ian Gordon

(Department of History)

This project examines numerous incarnations of Superman

to show the ideological dimensions of this sort of nostalgia.

This study will show how a commercial product can become

not only an American cultural symbol, but one rich in meaning

for both Americans and the international community.

Evolution of Japan's FTA Policy: Transforming Norms

and Complex Bureaucratic Adjustment

Principal Investigator: Dr Takashi Terada

(Department of Japanese Studies)

This project explores the factors that have driven Japan to

develop its interest in promoting the multilayered trade

policy, how this new trade policy initiative was eventually

employed by the government and what rationales, aims and

approaches Japan took to realise JSEPA, Japan's first FTA

and other initial bilateral FTAs with South Korea, Mexico and


Dangerous Festivals

Principal Investigator: Dr Fiona Graham

(Department of Japanese Studies)

This study looks at four festivals that involve immediate

danger to the participants and the reasons young people

participate in them. The study, rather than putting the focus

on the role of the festival in the community as has been

commonly done, focuses on the meaning that individual young

people attach to their own involvement in traditional festivals.

This would point to individualistic reasons for participation

that go beyond the role of the festival in the community as

a whole.

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Foreign Policies in the EU: Towards Europeanisation

Principal Investigator: Dr Reuben Wong

(Department of Political Science)

Collaborator: Prof Christopher Hill

(London School of Economics and Political Science)

This study examines the state of foreign policies in the EU

today. It aims to survey the burgeoning literature on

Europeanisation, the transformation and adaptation variously

applied to the politics, policy and process of EU member

states, and to identify the main strands of argument in the


International Relations and International

Communication: An Intellectual History of a

Subterranean Connection

Principal Investigator: Dr Chong Chia Siong, Alan

(Department of Political Science)

The project is a wider extension of the researcher's doctoral

research which takes the angle that ideational globalisation

affects the way nation-states pursue foreign policy. The wider

research targets at analysing the field of International Relations

and International Communication so as to be able to

systematically mark out the study of how ideas affect foreign


Globalisation, the Creative Economy, and Political

Legitimacy in Singapore

Principal Investigator: Dr Kenneth Paul Tan

(Department of Political Science)

The project will provide new knowledge about 'political

legitimacy' - a fundamental concept in political philosophy.

This empirically grounded project focuses on how the Singapore

government has done the work of political legitimation

through skilful ideological management of fear, apathy,

materialism, and morality but has not necessarily led to

capitalism-related legitimation crises of the kind that certain

neo-Marxists have predicted.

Party Power and Political Stability in the Chinese

Countryside: A Cross-Regional Comparative Study

Principal Investigators: Dr Chen An and Assoc Prof Lee Lai To

(Department of Political Science)

This project will provide a comprehensive analysis of the

structural change in party power and the state capacity for

controlling the Chinese countryside in the era of market

reform, particularly since the late 1990s. Theoretically, it

explores whether, to what extent, and how long free-market

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mechanisms can be structurally compatible with the

communist-style governance which is characterised by the

thorough penetration of the central power into the lowest

reaches of rural society and the party branch dominance in

the administrative village.

Governing Local Public Goods in Developing Countries:

Ethnic Diversity, Social Capital, and Policy Networks

Principal Investigator: Dr Wang Cheng-Lung

(Department of Political Science)

Collaborator: Prof John T. Scholz

(Francis Eppes Professor of Political Science, Florida State


The proposed study will investigate the impact of local policy

networks on the effectiveness of governance in developing

countries. The fundings may provide important implications

for public policy making regarding immigration, mobilising

political participation and civic engagement, and economic


Lexical and Indexical Influences in Speech Perception

and Memory

Principal Investigator: Dr Winston Goh

(Department of Social Work & Psychology)

This study examines the relative contributions of lexical and

indexical attributes of spoken words to speech perception

and memory, using both long-term memory (LTM) and shortterm

memory (STM) paradigms. Through the findings, the

project hopes to prove that STM mechanisms are very similar

to LTM mechanisms.

Late Marriage and Low Fertility in Singapore: Insights

from a Socio-cultural Perspective

Principal Investigators: Assoc Prof Paulin Straughan and

Dr Angelique Chan (Department of Sociology)

Collaborator: Prof Gavin Jones (Asia Research Institute, NUS)

The project aims to identify the factors and barriers to

marriage among Singaporeans. It also aims to seek the

determinants of marriage timing, in particular, to understand

the social factors that contribute to late marriage. The

project will also involve a survey to examine ethnic differentials

in fertility among the Chinese, Malays, and Indians in Singapore.

International Conference on Social Theory

Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Habibul Haque Khondker

(Department of Sociology)

The objective of this international conference is to provide

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a platform for interdisciplinary dialogue among social scientists

and activists interested in social theory. The conference will

also bring on board social activists who represent an

intersection between critical theories and applied grounded

theory in dealing with problems of social intervention and


Democratisation and Gender Equity in South and

Southeast Asia: A Comparative Study

Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Habibul Haque Khondker

(Department of Sociology)

Collaborator: Prof John Markoff

(University of Pittsburgh, USA)

The project seeks to analyse the changes in women's education

and its relationshiop with democratisation and gender equity

in Southeast and South Asia. A detailed study of women's

access to various educational opportunities, social and cultural

impediments to their education will be examined. The study

proposes that gender equity will play an important role in

opening modernisation processes and sustaining modern

institutions in Asia that would contribute to the deepening

of democratisation.

Backshops in the Global Economy: An Exploration of

Conflicting Logics of Change in the Call Centre Industry

Principal Investigator: Dr Jennifer Jarman

(Department of Sociology)

The project aims to study the rise of call centre and customer

contact service industry in Asia. The research will involve

comparing three regions that have substantial numbers of

call centres. The comparative elements allows for a substantial

investigation into homogeneity and discontinuity in the

industry based upon the industry being socially, politically

and economically integrated into very different locations in

the global economy.

Workshop on "Southeast Asian Perspectives on ASEAN"

Principal Investigator: Dr Eric C. Thompson

(Department of Sociology)

This workshop is related to the Principal Investigator's ongoing

research project on "ASEAN Regional Identities" for which a

first round of data collection has been completed. The

workshop aims to bring together the project collaborators

to NUS, and to invite scholars from top universities in the

five ASEAN countries not captured in the current data set,

with the objective of getting their perspectives on the subject

matter as well as laying the groundwork for collecting

comparable data from those countries.

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Conservation for/by Whom? Social Controversies and

Cultural Contestations regarding National Parks in

the "Malay Archipelago"

Principal Investigators: Assoc Prof Maribeth Erb

(Department of Sociology);

Assoc Prof Greg Acciaioli (Asia Research Institute, NUS)

Collaborators: Assoc Prof Alan Tan Khee Jin

(Faculty of Law, NUS);

Assoc Prof Navjot S. Sodhi

(Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, NUS)

This workshop aims to bring together scholars from many

disciplines along with NGO activists and government officials

to discuss and debate on the past accomplishments and

failures, as well as the future form or even suitability of

national parks/reserves as a key strategy for protecting

natural resources and enhancing human welfare in ''the Malay


A Comparative Study of the MNC-Local Intersection:

Case Studies in Vietnam & Singapore

Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Hing Ai Yun

(Department of Sociology)

The main objective of this study is to compare differences

in HR/Technology practices of MNCs of different nationalities

in the electronics sector when implemented in Singapore and

Vietnam. An important aspect of the study is to investigate

how industrial policies and industrial relations practices of

host countries interact with MNC to result in localised hybrid

systems of management and technology usage.

Youth Mobilisation in Vichy Indochina and Its Legacies,

1940 to 1970

Principal Investigator: Dr Anne Raffin

(Department of Sociology)

The manuscript for this book project offers a detailed overview

of French imperial institutional structures under the Vichy

regime (1940-1945). It also clarifies the political processes

which account for variations in youth policies and their effects

between France and the colonies, and also between the

emergent nation-states of Indochina from 1940-1975.

Gender and Technology: A Comparative Study

Principal Investigator: Dr Irina Aristarkhova

(Information & Communications Management Programme)

The study aims to contribute to a relatively unexplored

fundamental relationship between technology and gender.

It focuses on two major cultural traditions directly related

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to Singapore: Indian and Western conceptions of technology

and gender. The uniqueness of this project lies in its

comparative methodology and theoretical framework

development so as to enable more locally appropriate applied

studies in this field.

Information and Communication Technologies for

Development of Rural Areas

Principal Investigators: Assoc Prof Milagros Rivera and

Dr Jayan Jose Thomas

(Information & Communications Management Programme)

Despite India's recent successes in software production and

information technology enabled services, it is hardly adequate

for the development of a country whose vast majority of

citizens are poor, illiterate, rural residents. Through a field

study that includes survey of households in rural areas of two

Indian States, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, the proposed

research attempts to analyse the above issue.

A Comparative Review of the Transformation of the

Peasantry in South Asia

Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Shapan Adnan

(South Asian Studies Programme)

The research aims to take stock of the trends of resilience

and change characterising the peasantry in the different

countries and agro-ecological zones of South Asia. Longitudinal

analysis would be undertaken on the basis of fieldwork in

specific villages of Bangladesh which already have a 'baseline

picture' in terms of earlier studies.

The Madurai Velar

Principal Investigator: Dr Ulrike Niklas

(South Asian Studies Programme)

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The project, which is a continuation of the Principal

Investigator's longstanding research work on South Indian

village culture, focuses on potters' community of Madurai

who are gifted craftsmen. The Velar, who forms part of the

Madurai community, takes up new forms of employment

because traditional craft can no longer sustain the community.

In the process, the young generation forgets their traditional

specialisation and their ancestral cultural heritage. This

project hopes to prevent such interesting and complex culture

from gliding into oblivion.

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Indigenous Classical Music in Contemporary Indonesia

and Thailand: Towards a Comparative Regional


Principal Investigator: Dr Jan Mrazek

(Southeast Asian Studies Programme)

The project seeks to provide a genuine comparison between

Javanese and Thai classical music. The primary focus of the

research will be on contemporary situation, especially the

music's changing roles, functions, contexts, and musical and

social structures and processes.

Identities, Communities and Infrastructure on the

Borders of Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and China

Principal Investigator: Dr Vatthana Pholsena

(Southeast Asian Studies Programme)

Collaborator: Dr Andrew Hardy

(Head, Ecole francaise d'Extreme-Orient Centre, Hanoi,


The project aims analyse the extent to which modern

infrastructure shapes places, cultures and peoples, draws

new boundaries and infuses new meanings within and between

communities. The research will look at the connections

between regional transport networks and communities on

the borders of four countries, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and


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Department of Chinese Studies

Benton, G., and H. Liu, eds. Diasporic Chinese Ventures:

The Life and Work of Wang Gungwu. London, Routledge-

Curzon, 2004.

Ji, D. H., Lua, K. T., and Wang, H., eds. Recent Advancement

in Chinese Lexical Semantics – Proceeding of 5th Chinese

Lexical Semantics- Workshop (CLSW-5). Singapore: COLIPS

Publication, 2004.

Lee, C. H. “Interaction between education enterprise and

political environment: A study of changes in the nature of

schools established by Teochew Clan Associations in

Singapore,” in Journal of Shantou University, 20, 3 (2004):

63-71 (in Chinese).

Lee, C. H. “On the origin of Singapore Chaozhou Charity

Institutions and the fundamental of its establishment in the

early immigrant society,” in Chaoxue Studies 11, edited by

Z Y Rao. Shantou: Shantou University Press, 2004, 68-82 (in


Lee, C. Y., P. C. Tham, and A. Koh, eds. Singapore Enterprises

in China: 14 Success Stories on Temasek-linked Companies.

Singapore: International Enterprise Singapore, 2004.

Lee, C. Y., C. Y. Sin, and Y. W. Wong, eds. East-West Studies:

Tradition, Transformation and Innovation. Singapore

Unipress and Global Publishing, 2004.

Lee, C. Y. “A textual research of the works of Qiu Jun,” in

Collection of Studies on Ming History: A Special Issue to

Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of

History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, edited by

Research Center of Ming History, Institute of History, CASS.

Hefei: Huangshan Publishing House, 2004, 99-124 (in Chinese).

Lee, C. Y. “Emperor Chengzu and Imperial Filial Piety of the

Ming Dynasty: From the Classic of Filial Piety to the Biological

Accounts of Filial Piety,” in Filial Piety in Chinese Thought

and History, edited by A. Chan and Sor-hoon Tan. London:

RoutledgeCurzon, New York, United States, 2004, 141-153.

Lee, C. Y., B. L. Chen, and G. T. Li. “The Rebirth and

Transformation of Tradition: An Appraisal of Y. Mizoguchi’s

Views on Modern Chinese History and Society,” in Bulletin

of Ming-Qing Studies, 7 (2004): (in Chinese).

Liu, H., and S. K. Wong. Singapore Chinese Society in

Transition: Business, Politics and Socio-Economic Change

1945-1965. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc., 2004.

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Selected Publications

Liu, H. “Structural Change and Characteristics of Chinese

Networks in Postwar Singapore,” in Social Transformation

and the Interactions between the State, Locality and the

Mass, edited by Tang Lixin. Beijing: Commercial Press, 2004,

395-413 (in Chinese).

Lo, Y. K. “Stories from Kumãrajiva’s homilies,” in Renditions,

61 (2004): 7-18.

Lo, Y. K. “Filial devotion for women: A Buddhist testimony

from third-century China,” in Filial Piety in Chinese Thought

and History, edited by A. Chan and Sor-hoon Tan. London:

RoutledgeCurzon, New York, United States, 2004, 71-90.

Lo, Y. K. Xin-Ma Yishen (on Chinese Culture and Education:

Ink Droppings in Singapore and Malaysia). Kuala Lumpur:

Book-Pro Enterprise, 2004 (in Chinese).

Lo, Y. K. “The Deceptive Presence of Women in the Classic

of Filial Devotion: Some Observations on the Dearth of Filial

Daughters in Pre-Tang China,” in Bulletin of the Institute

of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, 24

(2004): 293-330 (in Chinese).

Lo, Y. K. “Philosophical Groundings and Pedagogical Problems

in Zhu Xi’s Elementary Learning,” in Zhu Zi Xuekan (Journal

of Studies on Zhu Xi), Inaugural Issue (2004): 25-37 (in


Lo, Y. K. “Storytelling and the Earliest Buddhist Oral Text in

China: Clues from Kumárajíva’s Commentary on the

Vimalakírti-sútra,” in Interpretation and Intellectual

Change: Chinese Hermeneutics in Historical Perspective,

edited by Ching-I Tu. New Brunswick, USA and London, UK:

Transaction Publishers, 2004, 103-116.

Neo, P. F. “Singapore bilingual education in 2004: Refinement

or erosion of past policy?,” in Asian Culture, 28 (2004):


Shi, Y. Linguistic Typology and Chinese Language. Nanchang:

Jiangxi Education Press, 2004 (in Chinese).

Shi, Y. “The possession verb and the perfect aspect in

Chinese,” in Yuyan Yanjiu (Language Research), 24, 2 (2004):

34-42 (in Chinese).

St. Andre J. “‘But do they have a notion of Justice?’ Staunton’s

1810 translation of the Penal Code,” in The Translator 10,

1 (2004): 1-32.

Selected Publications

Wang, H. A. Syntagmatic Study on Noun Senses in

Contemporary Chinese. Beijing: Peking University Press,

2004 (in Chinese).

Wong, S. K. “Overseas Chinese and modern China: New

perspectives on the 1905 Anti-American Movement,” in

Bulletin of the Institute of Modern History, Academia

Sinica (Zhongyang Yanjiuyuan Jindaishi Yanjiusuo Jikan), 44

(2004): 31-62 (in Chinese).

Xu, J., and Wang H. The Structure of Chinese Language:

Characters, Words and Sentences. New Jersey: Global

Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore, 2004 (in Chinese).

Xu, J. “The Semantic Relationship of Co-reference and the

Syntactic Construction of Double Objects,” in Zhongguo

Yuwen, (2004): 302-313 (in Chinese).

Department of Economics

Agarwal, A., J. H. W. Penm, W. K. Wong, and L.M. Martin.

“ASEAN DOLLAR: A Common Currency Establishment for

Stronger Economic Growth of ASEAN Region,” in Finance

India, 18, 2 (2004): 453-481.

Abeysinghe, T., and K. M. Choy. “The aggregate consumption

puzzle,” in Singapore Journal of Asian Economics, 15 (2004):


Bai, C., Y. Du, Z. Tao, and Y. Tong. “Local Protectionism

and regional specialization: evidence from China’s industries,”

in Journal of International Economics, 63, 2 (2004): 397-


Chander, Parkash and Shandre M. Thangavelu. "Technology

Adoption, Education and Immigration Policy", Journal of

Economic Development, 75 (2004), 79-94.

Chang, Y. “Equity, efficiency and effectiveness of greenhouse

gas emissions reduction paradigms: Agenda for advanced

developing economies (focus and Korea),” in In Reinforcing

Asia-Europe Cooperation on Climate Change, edited by

Asia-Europe Environment Forum, Asia-Europe Foundation,


Chang, Y., and I. L. H. Lye. “Singapore: National Energy

Security and Regional Cooperation,” in Energy Security:

Managing Risk in a Dynamic Legal and Regulatory

Environment, edited by B. Barton, C. Redgwell, A. Ronne

and D. Zillman. Oxford, 2004.

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Chin, A. T. H., Jungjie Hong, and Binglian Liu. “Firm-specific

characteristics and logistics outsourcing by Chinese

manufacturers,” in Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing &

Logistics, 16, 3 (2004): 24-37.

Choy, K. M. “Singapore: Economic Outlook,” in Regional

Outlook: Southeast Asia 2004-2005, edited by R. Heng and

D. Hew. Singapore: ISEAS, 2004, 84-87.

Ho, K. Y., and A. K. C. Tsui. “Analysis of real GDP growth

rates of greater China: An asymmetric conditional volatility

approach,” in China Economic Review, 15 (2004): 424-442.

Ho, K. Y., and A. K. C. Tsui. “Conditional heteroscedastricity

of exchange rates: Further results based on the fractionally

integrated approach,” in Journal of Applied Econometrics,

19 (2004): 637-642.

Hong, J., A. T. H. Chin, and B. Liu. “Logistics outsourcing by

manufacturers in China: A survey of the industry,” in

Transportation Journal, 43, 1 (2004): 17-25.

Hui, W. T. “Balancing Employment of Foreigners and

Employment for Singaporeans,” in Singapore Perspectives

2004, edited by A. Mahizhnan. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish

International, 2004, 75-90.

Hu, A. G. “Multinational Corporations, Patenting, and

Knowledge Flow: the case of Singapore,” in Economic

Development and Cultural Change, 52, 4 (2004): 781-800.

Hu, A. G., and G. Jefferson. “Returns to Research and

Development in Chinese Industry: Evidence from State-owned

Enterprises in Beijing,” in China Economic Review, 15, 1

(2004): 86-107.

In, Y., and R. Serrano. “Agenda Restrictions in Multi-Issue

Bargaining,” in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

(2004): 385-399.

Lean, Hooi-Hooi, and Wing Keung,Wong. “Impact of Other

Stock Markets on China,” in China Journal of Finance, 2, 2

(2004): 81-108.

Liu, H., and C. Park. “The evolution of the graduationpublication

process,” in Economics of Education Review,

23, 5 (2004): 519-531.

Lu, D., and William A. W. Neilson, eds. China’s West Region

Development: Domestic Strategies and Global Implications.

Singapore: World Scientific, 2004.

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Lu, D. “China’s Capability to Control its Exchange Rate,” in

China Economic Review, 15, 3 (2004): 343-347.

Lu, D., and E. B. Thomson. “The Western Regions' Growth

Potential,” in China’s West Region Development: Domestic

Strategies and Global Implications, edited by Ding Lu and

W. Neilson. Singapore: World Scientific, 2004, 239-260.

Lu, D., and Wing Thye Woo. “Urbanization and West China

Development,” in China’s West Region Development:

Domestic Strategies and Global Implications, edited by

Ding Lu and W. Neilson. Singapore: World Scientific, August

2004, 439-518.

Peitz, M., T.M. Valletti, and J. K. D. Wright. “Competition

in Telecommunications: An Introduction,” in Information

Economics and Policy, 16, 3 (2004): 315-321.

Park, C., and P. Lim. “Excess Sensitivity of Consumption,

Liquidity Constraint, and Mandatory Saving,” in Applied

Economics Letters, 11, 12 (2004): 771-774.

Penm, J., and W. K. Wong. “Is Technical Analysis useful in

undertaking simulations of stock market movements,” in

Collaborative Research in Econometrics and Quantitative

Finance: Financial Market Integration, edited by R. D.

Terrell and T.J. Brailsford. Australia: Evergreen Publishing,


Poddar, S. “Strategic Choice in Durable Goods Market When

Firms Move Simultaneously,” in Research in Economics, 58,

2 (2004): 175-186.

Poddar, S., and U. Sinha. “On Patent Licensing in Spatial

Competition,” in Economic Record, 80 (2004): 208-218.

Poddar, S. “On Software Piracy,” in Digital Economy:

Impacts, Influences and Challenges, edited by H. Kehal.

IDEA Publishing Inc., 2004.

Poletti, S., and J. K. D. Wright. “Network Interconnection

with Participation Constraints,” in Information Economics

and Policy, 16, 3 (2004): 347-373.

Quah, E. T. E., and A. Siddque. “Modelling transboundary air

pollution in Southeast Asia: policy regime and the role of

stakeholders,” in Environment and Planning A, 36, 8 (2004):


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Selected Publications

Shin, J., and H. Chang. “Foreign Investment Policy and Human

Development in South Korea,” in Investment, Energy and

Environmental Services: Promoting Human Development

in WTO Negotiations, edited by Chang, H. and D. Green.

New York, 2004.

Shin, J. S. “Structural Adjustment of the Korean Economy,”

(Korean translation of “Restructuring Korea Inc.” published

by Routledge in 2003): Seoul: Changbi, 2004.

Tan, S., J. Albrecht, P. Gautier, and S. Vroman. “Matching

with Multiple Applications Revisited,” in Economics Letters,

84, 3 (2004): 311-314.

Tong, Sarah Y. “US-China Trade Balance Beyond Merchandise

Trade,” in East Asian Institute (NUS) Background Brief No.

192, 2004.

Tsui, A. K. C. “Diagnostics for Conditional Heteroscedasticity

Models: Some Simulation Results,” in Mathematics and

Computers in Simulation, 64 (2004): 113-119.

Wilson, P. R. D. “Singapore-Economy,” in Regional Surveys

of the World - The Far East and Australia 2004. London:

Europa Publications (Taylor and Francis Group), 2004.

Wilson, P. R. D. “Prospects for Asian monetary cooperation

after the Asian financial crisis: pipedream or possible reality?”

in Institutional Change in Southeast Asia, edited by F.

Sjoholm, and Jose Tongzon. London: Routledge, 2004.

Wong, W. K. “How Good Are Trade and Telephone Call Traffic

in Bridging Income Gaps and TFP Gaps?” in Journal of

International Economics, 64, 2 (2004): 441-463.

Wong, W. K., and R. Chan. “The Estimation of the Cost of

Capital and Its Reliability,” in Quantitative Finance, 4, 3

(2004): 365-372.

Wright, J. K. D. “The determinants of optimal interchange

fees in payment systems,” in Journal of Industrial Economics,

52 (2004): 1-26.

Wright, J. K. D. “Pricing Acccess to Internet Service Providers,”

in Information Economics and Policy, 16, 3 (2004): 459-


Zhang, Jie, and Junsen Zhang. “How does social security

affect economic growth: Evidence from cross-country data,”

in Journal of Population Economics, 17, 3 (2004): 437-500.

Selected Publications

Zhang, J., M. Leung, and J. Zhang. “An Economic Analysis of

Life Expectation with an Application in the United States,”

in Journal of Health Economics, 23 (2004): 737-759.

Zhang, W. “Simulation estimation of dynamic discrete choice

panel models with accelerate importance samplers,” in

Econometrics Journal, 7, 1 (2004): 120-142.

Zhang, W. “The Longer-term Performance of Initial Public

Offerings in China,” in Eigingu, 2, 2 (2004).

Department of English Language & Literature

Abraham, S. ed., Say What Should Be Said: Arthur Lim and

His Crusade. Singapore: PG Lim, 2004.

Abraham, S., and S. A. Varghese. “Book-length Scholarly

Essays as a Hybrid Genre in Science,” in Written

Communication, 21, 2 (2004): 201-231.

Bishop, R. “The Vertical Order Has Come to an End: The

Insignia of the Military C3I and Urbanism in Global Networks,”

in Beyond Description: Space History Singapore, edited by

J. Philips and Yeo Wei Wei. London and New York: Routledge,

2004, 60-78.

Bishop, R., and J. W. P. Phillips. “Perpetuating Cities:

Postcolonial Urbanism - An Introduction,” in 8th Malaysian-

NUS Forum Proceedings, 2004.

Bishop, R., and J. W. P. Phillips. "Diasporic Communities and

Identity Politics: Containing the Political," in Asian Diasporas

and Cultures: Globalization, Hybridity, Intertextuality,

edited by R. Goh and S. Wong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong

University Press, 2004, 159-173.

Bishop, R., J. W. P. Phillips, and W. W. Yeo. “Introduction,”

in Beyond Description: Singapore Space Historicity, edited

by R. Bishop, J. Phillips and Yeo Wei Wei. London and New

York: Routledge, 2004, 1-16.

Clancey, G. K., and R. Bishop. “City as Target, or Perpetuation

and Death,” in Cities as Strategic Sites: Militarisation,

Anti-Globalism, and Warfare, edited by S. Graham. Oxford:

Blackwell, 2004, 107-139. (Reprint, with new Foreword and


Chng, H. H. “Celebrating Singapore’s Development: An Analysis

of the Millennium Stamps,” in Systemic Functional Linguistics

and Critical Discourse Analysis: Studies in Social Change,

edited by L. Young and C. Harrison. London: Continuum

Publishers, 2004, 139-154.

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Donohue, M., and L. San Roque. I’saka: A Sketch Grammar

of a Language of North-Central New Guinea. Canberra:

Pacific Linguistics No. 554, 2004.

Goh, R., and S. Wong, eds., Asian Diasporas: Cultures,

Identities, Representations. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University

Press, 2004.

Goh, R. B. H. Contours of Culture: Space and Social

Difference in Singapore. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University

Press, 2005.

O'Halloran, K. L., ed., Multimodal Discourse Analysis.

London & New York: Continuum International Publishing

Group, 2004.

Goh, R., “Evangelical Economies and Abjected Spaces: Cultural

Territorialisation in Singapore,” in Beyond Description:

Singapore Space Historicity, edited by R. Bishop, John

Phillips, Yeo Wei Wei. London: Routledge, 2004, 95-111.

Goh, R. “Introduction - The Culture of Asian Diasporas:

Integrating/Interrogating (IM)migration, Habitus, Textuality,”

in Asian Diasporas: Cultures, Identities, Representations,

edited by R. Goh and S. Wong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong

University Press, 2004, 1-14.

Goh, R. “Diaspora and Violence: Cultural/Spatial Production,

Abjection and Exchange,” in Asian Diasporas: Cultures,

Identities, Representations, edited by R. Goh and S. Wong,

Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2004, 33-52.

Goh, R. “Churches,” in Patterned Ground: Entanglements

of Nature and Culture, edited by S. Harrison, S. Pile, and

N. Thrift. London: Reaktion Books, 2004, 160-161.

Holden, P. J. “At Home in the Worlds: Community and

Consumption in Urban Singapore,” in Beyond Description:

Singapore Space Historicity, edited by R. Bishop, J. Phillips,

and Yeo Wei Wei. London: Routledge, 2004, 79-94.

Holden, P. J. “Modernity’s Body: Kwame Nkrumah’s Ghana,”

in Postcolonial Studies, (2004): 313-332.

Lazar, A., and M. M. Lazar. “The Discourse of the New World

Order: “Out-casting” and the Double Face of Threat,” in

Discourse & Society, 15, 2-3 (2004): 223-242.

Lee, B, and A. J. H. Tea. “Reference and Blending in a

Computer Role-Playing Game,” in Journal of Pragmatics,

36, (2004): 1609-1633.

esearch report 2004

Lim, W. “Under Eastern Eyes: Ghosts and Cultural Haunting

in Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior and China

Men,” in Crossing Oceans: Reconfiguring American Literary

Studies in the Pacific Rim, edited by N. Brada-Williams and

K. Chow. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2004,


Lim, W. “Writing the Chinese and Southeast Asian Diasporas

in Russell Leong’s Phoenix Eyes,” in Asian Diasporas:

Cultures, Identities, Representation, edited by R. Goh and

Shawn Wong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2004,


O'Halloran, K. L. “Discourses in Secondary School Mathematics

According to Social Class and Gender,” in Language Education

and Discourse: Functional Approaches, edited by J. Foley.

London & New York: Continuum International Publishing

Group, 2004, 191-225.

O'Halloran, K. L. “Visual Semiosis in Film,” in Multimodal

Discourse Analysis, edited by K. L. O’Halloran, London &

New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2004,


O'Halloran, K. L. Mathematical Discourse: Language,

Symbolism and Visual Images. London & New York:

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2005.

Pakir, A., K. C. Ban and C. K. Tong, eds., Imagining Singapore.

2nd ed. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Academic, 2004.

Pakir, A. “Medium-of-Instruction Policy in Singapore,” in

Medium of Instruction Policies: Which Agenda? Whose

Agenda, edited by J. W. Tollefson and A. B.M. Tsui. London:

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004, 117-133.

Pakir, A. “Singapore,” in Language, Society and Education

in Singapore Issues Trends, edited by Ho Wah Kam and R.

Y. L. Wong. 2nd ed. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Academic,

2004, 284-306.

Pakir, A. “English-Knowing Bilingualism in Singapore,” in

Imagining Singapore, edited by Ban Kah Choon, A. Pakir,

Tong Chee Kiong. 2nd ed. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish

Academic, 2004, 254-278.

Pakir, A. “Applied Linguistics in Asia: Pathways, Patterns and

Predictions,” in AILA Review, 17 (2004): 69-76.

Patke, R. S. “SENI 2004 as process, product and practice,”

in SENI: Singapore 2004, Art & the Contemporary, Singapore:

National Arts Council, 2004, 206-216.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Selected Publications

Patke, R. S. “The Islands of Poetry; The Poetry of Islands,”

in Partial Answers: A Journal of Literature and the History

of Ideas, 2, 1 (2004): 177-194.

Phillips, J. W. P., W. W. Yeo and R. Bishop, eds., Beyond

Description: Space Historicity Singapore. London and New

York: Routledge, 2004.

Phillips, J. W. P. “The Future of the Past: Archiving

Singapore,” in Urban Memory: History and Oblivion in the

Modern City, edited by M. Crinson. London: Routledge, 2004.

Phillips, J. W. P. “Perpetuating Cities: Urbanism and

Postcoloniality,” in NUS Forum Proceedings, edited by R.

Bishop and Yeo Wei Wei. London: Routledge, 2004.

Phillips, J. W. P. “Urban New Archiving,” in Beyond

Description: Space Historicity Singapore, edited by R.

Bishop, John Phillips, and Yeo Wei Wei. London: Routledge,

2004, 204-221.

Phillips, J. W. P. “Jacques Derrida,” in The Encyclopedia

of Social Theory, edited by G. Ritzer, 2 Vols. ed. London:

Sage, 2004.

Phillips, J. W. P. “Martin Heidegger,” in Twentieth Century

European Cultural Theorists, Vol.2, Twentieth Century

European Cultural Theorists, edited by P. Hansom. Columbia,

South Carolina: Dictionary of Literary Biography, 2004.

Richardson, J. A. Slavery and Augustan Literature: Swift,

Pope, Gay. London: Routledge, 2004.

Sankaran, C., and T. Subramaniam, eds., Tamil in an

International Arena. Singapore: Unipress, 2004.

Shen, G. G., Elite Theatre in Ming China, 1368-1644. London

& New York: Routledge, 2005.

Tan, P. “Evolving Naming Patterns: Anthroponymics Within

a Theory of the Dynamics of Non-Anglo Englishes” in World

Englishes, 23, 3 (2004): 367-384.

Tan, P., B. Y. Ooi and K. L. Chiang. “Signalling spokenness

in personal advertisements on the Web: The case of ESL

countries in South East Asia,” in Advances in Corpus

Linguistics: Papers from the 23rd International Conference

on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora

(ICAME 23) Goteborg 22-26 May 2002, edited by K. Aijmer

and B. Altenberg, in Language and Computers, Vol. 49,

Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004, 151-167.

Selected Publications

Turner, B. E. “Criticism and/as Life: D. H. Lawrence and

Emmanuel Levinas,” in D. H. Lawrence and Literary Genres,

edited by S. De Filippis and N. Ceramella, Naples: Loffredo,

2004, 101-114.

Wee, L. H. A. “Extreme Communicative Acts and the Boosting

of Illocutionary Force” in Journal of Pragmatics, 36, 12

(2004): 2161-2178.

Wee, L. H. A. “Intra-language Discrimination and Linguistic

Human Rights: The Case of Singlish,” in Applied Linguistics,

26, 1 (2004): 48-69.

Wee, V. S. L. “Selling Teen Culture: How American Multi-

Media Conglomeration Reshaped Teen Television in the

1990s,” in Teen Television: Genre, Consumption, Identity.

London: British Film Institute, 2004, 87-98.

Whalen-Bridge, J. “Shoulder to the Wheel: An Interview with

Charles Johnson,” in Passing the Three Gates: Interviews

with Charles Johnson, edited by J. McWilliams. Seattle:

University of Washington Press, 2004, 300-315.

Whalen-Bridge, J. “Christopher Isherwood,” in American

Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies, edited by

Jay Parini, Supplement XIV ed. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2004.


Yeo, W. W. ““Monna Innominata” and Christina Rossetti’s

Audible Unhappiness,” in The Figure of Music in Nineteenth-

Century British Poetry, edited by P. Weliver. London:

Ashgate Publishing, 2004, 175-194.

Yeo, W. W. “Of Trees and the Heartland: Singapore’s

Narratives,” in Beyond Description: Space Historicity

Singapore, edited by R. Bishop, J. Phillips, and Yeo Wei Wei.

London and New York: Routledge, 2004, 17-29.

Yong, L. L. “Ong Keng Sen’s “Desdemona”, Ugliness, and the

Intercultural Performative,” in Theatre Journal, 56, 2 (2004):


Department of Geography

Asis, M., S. Huang, and B. S. A. Yeoh. “When the light of the

home is abroad: Unskilled female migration and the Filipino

family,” in Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 25,

2 (2004): 198-215.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

research report 2004

Bunnell, T. “Re-viewing the Entrapment controversy:

Megaprojection, (mis)representation and postcolonial

performance,” in Geojournal, 59, 4 (2004): 297-305.

Bunnell, T., and A. Nah. “Counter-global cases for places:

contesting displacement in globalizing Kuala Lumpur

Metropolitan Area,” in Urban Studies, 41, 12 (2004): 2447-


Bunnell, T., L. Kong, and L. Law. “Southeast Asian social and

cultural geographies,” in Social and Cultural Geography,

6, 1 (2005): 135-49.

Bunnell, T. Malaysia: Modernity and the Multimedia Super

Corridor: A Critical Geography of Intelligent Landscapes.

London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.

Bunnell, T. “From nation to networks and back again:

Transnationalism, class and national identity in Malaysia,”

in State/Nation/Transnation: Perspectives on Transnationalism

in the Asia-Pacific, edited by B. S. A. Yeoh and

K. Willis. London: Routledge, 2004, 144-60.

Chang, T. C. “Tourism in a borderless world: the Singapore

experience,” in Asia Pacific Issues, 73 (2004): 1-8.

Chang, T. C. “Transborder tourism and the virtual classroom:

pedagogical reflections from Singapore and Hawaii,” in

Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 28, 2 (2004):


Chang, T. C., S. Huang, and V. R. Savage. “On the waterfront:

globalization and urbanization in Singapore,” in Urban

Geography, 25, 2 (2004): 413-36.

Chang, T. C. and S. Y. Lim. “Geographical imaginations of

‘New Asia-Singapore’,” in Geografiska Annaler, 86B, 3

(2004): 164-84.

Coe, N., M. Hess, H. W. C. Yeung, P. Dicken, and J. Henderson,

““Globalizing” regional development: a global production

networks perspective,” in Transactions of the Institute of

British Geographers, New Series, 29, 4 (2004): 468-84.

Daniels P., M. Bradshaw, D. Shaw, and J. Sidaway eds., An

Introduction to Human Geography: issues for the twenty

first century, second edition (Prentice Hall), 2005.

Devasahayam, T., S. Huang, and B.S.A. Yeoh. “Southeast

Asian migrant women: Navigating borders, negotiating scales,”

in Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 25, 2 (2004):


esearch report 2004

Grundy-Warr, C., and P.K. Rajaram. “The irregular migrant

as Homo Sacer: Migration and detention in Australia, Malaysia

and Thailand,” in International Migration, 42, 1 (2004): 1-


Grundy-Warr, C., and J. D. Sidaway. “The place of the nationstate”,

in An Introduction to Human Geography: issues for

the twenty first century, second edition, edited by P.

Daniels, M. Bradshaw, D. Shaw and J.D. Sidaway. Prentice

Hall, 2005, 422-41.

Higgitt, D. L., and M. J. Haigh. “Contemplating pedagogy

and the mainstream,” in Journal of Geography in Higher

Education, 28 (2004): 3-8.

Higgitt, D. L. “Land degradation, conservation and

globalization: A Mediterranean perspective,” in Options

Méditerranéennes, Series A, 57 (2004): 71-78.

Higgitt, D. L. “Out of cite, out of mind?” in Journal of

Geography in Higher Education, 29, 1 (2005): 1-5.

Higgitt, D. L., M. J. Haigh, and B. Chalkley. “Towards the

UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development:

Introduction,” in Journal of Geography in Higher Education,

29, 1 (2005): 13-17.

Higgitt, D. L. “Urbanization and environmental degradation

in Jordan,” in Human Resource System Challenge VII: Human

Settlement Development, in Encyclopedia of Life Support

Systems (EOLSS), edited by S. Sassen. Developed under the

Auspices of the UNESCO, EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, 2004.

Available from World Wide Web: (

Huang, S., B. S. A. Yeoh, and R. T. Jackson. “Domestic

workers and transnational migration: Perspectives from the

Philippines and Singapore,” in Labour in Southeast Asia:

Local Processes in a Globalised World, edited by B. Elmhirst

and R, Saptari. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004, 329-58.

Iyer, A., T. W. Devasahayam, and B. S. A. Yeoh. “A clean bill

of health?: Filipinas as domestic workers in Singapore,” in

Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 13, 1 (2004): 11-38.

Johnston, R. J., and J. D. Sidaway. “The trans-Atlantic

connection: Anglo-American Geography reconsidered,” in

Geojournal, 59 (2004): 15-22.

Johnston, Ron and James Sidaway. Geography and

Geographers: Anglo-American Human Geography since

1945, Arnold: London and Oxford University Press, sixth

edition, 2004.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Selected Publications

Kong, L. “Cultural geography: for whom, by whom?” in Journal

of Cultural Geography, 22, 1 (2004): 147-50.

Kong, L. “Enhancing teaching performance: managing student

feedback exercises,” in Journal of Geography in Higher

Education, 28, 3 (2004): 363-68.

Kong, L. “The sociality of cultural industries: Hong Kong’s

cultural policy and film industry,” in International Journal

of Cultural Policy, 11, 1 (2005): 61-76.

Lai, A. E. and S. Huang. “The Other Chief Executive Officer:

Homemaking as a sequencing strategy and career project

among married Chinese women in Singapore,” in Old

Challenges, New Strategies: Women, Work and Family in

Contemporary Asia, edited by L. L. Thang and W. H. Yu.

Leiden: Brill, 2004, 87-116.

Lam, T., and B. S. A. Yeoh. “Negotiating ‘Home’ and ‘National

Identity’: Chinese-Malaysian Transmigrants in Singapore,” in

Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 45, 2 (2004): 141-64.

Lee, Y. S. “Debt Restructuring and the Politics of Exclusion:

A Case Study of the Daewoo Motor Bupyeong Plants in Incheon,

South Korea,” in Urban Studies, 41, 12 (2004): 2395-414.

Lee, Y. S. and B. S. A. Yeoh. “Introduction: Globalisation

and the politics of forgetting,” in Urban Studies, 41, 2 (2004):


Liu, W. D., P. Dicken, and H. W. C. Yeung. “New information

and communication technologies and local cluster of firms:

a case study of Xingwang industrial park in Beijing,” in Urban

Geography, 25, 4 (2004): 390-407.

Lu X. X. “Vulnerability of water discharge of large Chinese

rivers to environmental changes: an overview,” in Regional

Environmental Change, 4, 4 (2004): 182-91.

Mohammad, R., and J. D. Sidaway. “Gayatri Chakravorty

Spivak,” in Contemporary Thinkers on Space and Place,

edited by P. Hubbard, R. Kitchin and G. Valentine. Sage,

2004, 275-81.

Olds, K., and H. W. C. Yeung. “Pathways to global city

formation: a view from the developmental city-state of

Singapore,” in Review of International Political Economy,

11, 3 (2004): 489-521.

Power, M., and J. D. Sidaway. “The degeneration of tropical

geography,” in Annals of the Association of American

Geographers, 94, 3 (2004): 585-601.

Selected Publications

Sanyal J., and X. X. Lu. “Application of remote sensing in

flood management with special reference to monsoon Asia:

a review,” in Natural Hazards, 33 (2004): 283-301.

Savage, Victor R., and Brenda Yeoh. Toponymics: A Study

of Singapore Street Names (reprint). Singapore: Marshall

Cavendish International, 2004.

Savage, V.R., S. S. L. Huang, and T. C. Chang. "The Singapore

River Thematic Zone: Sustainable tourism in an urban context,”

in Geographical Journal, 170, 3 (2004): 212-25.

Savage, V. R. “Aesthetics and the western sojourners:

Experience in Southeast Asia,” in Sketching the Straits,

edited by I. Lim. Singapore: NUS Museum, 2004, 5-21.

Savage, V. R. “Singapore’s environmental ideology,” in

Imagining Singapore, edited by Ban, K. C., A. Pakir and

Tong, K. C. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2004, 210-39.

Sidaway J. D. “The choreographies of European integration:

negotiating transfrontier cooperation in Iberia,” in Cross-

Border Governance in the European Union, edited by O.

Kramsch and B. Hooper. Routledge, 2004, 173-90.

Sidaway J. D. “The poetry of boundaries: reflections from

the Portuguese-Spanish borderlands,” in B/ordering Space,

edited by H. Van Houtum, O. Kramsch, and W. Zierhofer.

Ashgate, 2005, 189-206.

Sidaway J. D. “Geopolitical Traditions,” in An Introduction

to Human Geography: issues for the twenty first century,

edited by P. Daniels, M. Bradshaw, D. Shaw D and J.D/

Sidaway. second edition, Prentice Hall, 2005, 383-403.

Sidaway, J. D., T. Bunnell, C. Grundy-Warr, Robina Mohammad,

B-G, Park, and A. Asato. “Translating political geographies”,

in Political Geography, 23 (2004): 1037-49.

Sidle, R. C., D. Taylor, X. X. Lu, W. P. DeLange, W. N. Adger,

M. Newnham, D. J Lowe, and J. R. Dodson. “Interactions of

natural hazards and society in Austral-Asia: evidence in

historical and recent records,” in Quaternary International,

118 & 119 (2004): 181-203.

Sparke, M., J. Sidaway, T. Bunnell, and C. Grundy-Warr.

“Triangulating the borderless world: globalisation,

regionalisation and the geographies of power in the Indonesia-

Malaysia-Singapore growth triangle,” in Transactions of the

Institute of British Geographers, 29 (2004): 485-98.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

research report 2004

Teo, P. “Health care for older persons in Singapore: Integrating

state and community provisions with individual support,” in

Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 16, 1 (2004): 43-67.

Toyota, M., S. Jatrana, and B. S. A. Yeoh. “Introduction:

Migrants’ vulnerability and health risks in Asia,” in Asian and

Pacific Migration Journal, 13, 1 (2004): 1-9.

Wong, T., B. S. A. Yeoh, E. Graham, and P. Teo. “Spaces of

silence: Single parenthood and the normal family in Singapore,”

in Population, Space and Place, 10, 1 (2004): 43-58.

Wong, P. P. “Singapore,” in The World's Coasts: Online,

edited by E. Bird. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004.

Wong, P. P. “Environmental impacts of tourism,” in A

Companion to Tourism Geography, edited by A. A. Lew,

M. Hall and A. M. Williams, Oxford: Blackwell, 2004, 450-56.

Wong, P. P. “The coastal environments of Southeast Asia,”

in The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia, edited by A.

Gupta. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, 177-92.

Wong, P. P. “Coastal zone development in Southeast Asia,”

in The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia, edited by A.

Gupta. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, 389-401.

Wong, P. P. “Reclamation,” in Encyclopedia of Coastal

Science, edited by M. L. Schwartz. New York: Kluwer, 2004,


Wong, P. P. “Tourism, criteria for coastal sites,” in

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, edited by M. L. Schwartz.

New York: Kluwer, 2004, 1249-253.

Wong, P. P. “Marine ecotourism and protected areas in

Southeast Asia,” in Les Aires Protegées Insulaires et

Littorales Tropicales, edited by J-M. Lebigre and P-M.

Decoudras. Bordeau: Université de Bordeau, Collection Îles

et Archipels, No. 32, 2004, 99-110.

Yeoh, B. S. A., S. Huang, and T. W. Devasahayam. “Diasporic

subjects in the nation: Foreign domestic workers, the reach

of the law and civil society in Singapore,” in Asian Studies

Review, 28 (2004): 7-23.

Yeoh, B. S. A., S. Huang and T. Wong. “Gender representation

in geography: Singapore,” in Journal of Geography in Higher

Education, 28, 1 (2004): 121-31.

esearch report 2004

Yeoh, B. S. A. “Cosmopolitanism and its exclusions in

Singapore,” in Urban Studies, 41, 2 (2004): 2431-445.

Yeoh, B. S. A. and K. Willis. “Constructing Masculinities in

Transnational Space: Singapore Men on the “Regional Beat”,”

in Transnational Spaces, edited by P. Jackson. London:

Routledge, 2004, 147-63.

Yeoh, B. S. A. and K. Willis. “Constructing Masculinities in

Transnational Space: Singapore Men on the “Regional Beat”,”

in Transnational Spaces, edited by P. Jackson. London:

Routledge, 2004, 147-63.

Yeoh, B. S. A., T. Wong, and E. Ho. “Transnational Labor

Migration, Gender, and Development in Southeast Asia,” in

Handbook of Development Policy Studies, edited by M.

Gedeon Mudacumura and M. Shamsul Haque. New York:

Marcel Dekker, 2004, 491-508.

Yeoh, B. S. A. “Hidden Views, Humanised Landscapes in

Colonial Singapore,” in Sketching the Straits: A compilation

of the lecture series on the Charles Dyce collection, edited

by Irene Lim. Singapore: NUS Museums, National University

of Singapore, 2004, 91-99.

Yeoh, B. S. A. “Transnational Mobilities and Challenges,” in

A Companion to Feminist Geography, edited by Joni Seager

and Lise Nelson. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004, 60-73.

Yeung, H. W. C. “Strategic governance and economic

diplomacy in China: the political economy of governmentlinked

companies from Singapore,” in East Asia: An

International Quarterly, 21, 1 (2004): 39-60.

Yeung, H. W. C. “Enterprise zones,” in Patterned Ground:

Entanglements of Nature and Culture, edited by S. Harrison,

S. Pile and N. Thrift. London: Reaktion, 2004, 185-87.

Yeung, H. W. C. “Getting the ear of the minister,” in Handbook

of Qualitative Research Methods for International Business,

edited by R. Marschan-Piekkari and Catherine Welch.

Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2004, 183-84.

Yeung, H. W. C. “International entrepreneurship and Chinese

business research,” in The Handbook of Research on

International Entrepreneurship, edited by L. P. Dan.

Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2004, 73-93.

Yeung, H. W. C. “Rethinking relational economic geography,”

in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers,

New Series, 30, 1 (2005): 37-51.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Yeung, H. W. C. Chinese Capitalism in a Global Era: Towards

Hybrid Capitalism. Routledge Advances in International

Political Economy Series, London: Routledge, 2004.

Zhou Y., X. X. Lu, Y. Huang, and Y. M. Zhu. “Anthropogenic

impacts on the sediment flux in the dry-hot valleys of

southwest China – an example of the Longchuan River,” in

Journal of Mountain Science, 1, 3 (2004): 239-49.

Department of History

Selected Publications

Barnard, T. P., ed., Contesting Malayness: Malay Identity

Across Boundaries. Singapore: Singapore University Press,


Barnard, T. P. “Texts, Raja Ismail and Violence: Siak and the

Transformation of Malay Identity in the Eighteenth Century,”

in Contesting Malayness: Malay Identity across Boundaries,

edited by T. P. Barnard. Singapore: National University of

Singapore, 2004, 107-120.

Barnard, T. P. “Confrontation on a River: Singapore as a

Battleground in 18th Century Malay Histoiography,” in Early

Singapore, 1300s-1819: Evidence in Maps, Text and

Artefacts, edited by J. N. Miksic and Cheryl-Ann Low Mei

Gek. Singapore: Singapore History Museum, 2004, 118-123.

Barnard, T. P. and H. Maier. “Melayu, Malay, Maleis: Journeys

through the Identity of a Collection,” in Contesting Malayness:

Malay Identity across Boundaries, edited by T. P. Barnard.

Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2004, ix-xiii.

Barnard, T. P. “Chickens, Cakes and Kitchens: Food and

Modernity in Malay Films of the 1950s and 1960s,” in Reel

Food: Essays on Food and Film, edited by A. Bower. London:

Routledge, 2004, 77-87.

Barnard, T. P. “Mestizos as Middlemen: Tomas Dias and his

Travels in Eastern Sumatra,” in Iberians in the Singapore-

Melaka Area (16th to 18th Century), edited by P. Borschberg.

Weisbaden: Harrassowitz, 2004, 147-160.

Borschberg, P. “Chinese Merchants, Catholic Clerics and

Spanish Colonists in British-occupied Manila,” in Maritime

China in Transition, edited by Wang Gungwu and Ng Chin

Keong. South China and Maritime Asia, No. 12, edited by R.

Ptak and Th. Hoellmann. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag,

2004, 355-372.

Selected Publications

Borschberg, P. “The Straits of Singapore: Continuity, Change

and Confusion,” in Sketching the Straits, A Compilation of

the Lecture Serieson the Charles Dyce Collection, edited

by I. Lim. Singapore: NUS Museums, 2004, 33-47.

Borschberg, P. “A Portuguese-Dutch Naval Battle in the Johor

River Estuary,” in Early Singapore 1300s-1819, edited by

J. Miksic and Ch. A. Low Mei Gek. Singapore: Didier

Millet/Singapore History Museum, 2004, 106-117.

Borschberg, P., ed. Iberians in the Singapore-Melaka Area

(16th to 18th Century). (South China and Maritime Asia, 14)

Wiebaden: Harrassowitz, Lisbon: Fundacao Oriente, 2004.

Borschberg, P. “Remapping the Straits of Singapore,” in

Iberians in Singapore-Melaka Area (16th to 18th Century),

edited by P. Borschberg. (South China and Maritime Asia,

14). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2004, 93-130.

Borschberg, P. “Security, Voc Penetration and Luso-Spanish

Cooperation,” in Iberians in the Singapore-Melaka Area

(16th to 18th Century), edited by P. Borschberg. (South

China and Maritime Asia, 14). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2004,


Clancey, G. K. “Toward a Spatial History of Emergency: Notes

from Singapore,” in Beyond Description: Singapore, Space,

Historicity, edited by R. Bishop, J. Phillips, and Yeo Wei

Wei. London: Routledge, 2004.

Clancey, G. K. “Foreign Knowledge: Cultures of Western

Science-Making in Meiji Japan,” in Asia in Europe, Europe

in Asia, edited by S. Ravi and M. Ruttan. Leiden: International

Institute of Asian Studies, 2004, 163-183.

Derderian, R. L. Becoming Visible: North Africans in

Contemporary France. New York: Palgrave, London, United

Kingdom: Macmillan, 2004.

Dubois, T. D. “Millenarianism and Millenarian Movements,”

in Encyclopedia of Buddhism, edited by R. Buswell. United

Kingdom: Macmillan, 2004, 12.

Dubois, T. D. “Sectarianism”, “Local Religion”, “Martial Arts

Movies,” in Encyclopedia of Chinese Culture, edited by E.

Davis. United Kingdom: Routledge, 2004.

Dubois, T. D. “Village Community and the Reconstruction of

Religious Life in Rural North China,” in Religion and Chinese

Society: The Transformation of a Field, edited by J.

Lagerwey. Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong and

Ecole Francais d’Extreme-Orient, 2004, 837-868.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

research report 2004

Dubois, T. D. The Sacred World of a Chinese Village: Social

Change and Religious Life in Rural North China. Honolulu:

University of Hawaii Press, January 2005.

Farrell, B. P. The Defence and Fall of Singapore 1940-

1942. Stroud: Tempus Publishing Limited, February 2005.

Farrell, B. P. ed., Leadership and Responsibility in the

Second World War: Essays in Honour of Robert Vogel.

Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, May 2004.

Farrell, B. P. “Introduction: Leadership and Responsibility,”

in Leadership and Responsibility in the Second World War:

Essays in Honour of Robert Vogel, edited by B. P. Farrell.

Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004, xi-xviii.

Farrell, B. P. “Robert Vogel: A Life in History,” in Leadership

and Responsibility in the Second World War: Essays in

Honour of Robert Vogel. edited by B. P Farrell. Montreal:

McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004, xix-xxii.

Farrell, B. P. “The Dice Were Rather Heavily Loaded: Wavell

and the Fall of Singapore,” in Leadership and Responsibility

in the Second World War: Essays in Honour of Robert

Vogel, edited by B. P Farrell. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s

University Press, 2004, 182-234.

Huang, J. and L. Hong. “History and the Imaginaries of “Big

Singapore”: Positioning the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial

Hall,” in Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 35, 1 (2004):


Kratoska, P., R. Raben, and H. Schulte Nordholt, eds.,

Locating Southeast Asia: Biographies of Knowledge and

Politics of Space, Singapore: Singapore University Press;

Leiden: KITLV Press and Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2005.

Kratoska, P., R. Raben, and H. Schulte Nordholt. “Locating

Southeast Asia,” in Locating Southeast Asia: Geographies

of Knowledge and Politics of Space, edited by P. H. Kratoska,

R. Raben R., and H. Schulte Nordholt. Singapore: Singapore

University Press and KITLV Press, 2005, 326.

Murfett, M. “Look Back in Anger: The Western Powers and

the Washington Conference of 1921-1922,” in American

Empire in the Pacific, edited by A. Power Dudden. Aldershot:

Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2004.

Murfett, M., John N. Miksic, Brian Farrell and M. Chiang.

Between Two Oceans: A Military History of Singapore

from First Settlement to Final British Withdrawal. Marshall

Cavendish Academic, 2004.

esearch report 2004

Peleggi, M. “Royal Antiquarianism, European Orientalism,

and the Production of Archaeological Knowledge in Modern

Siam,” in Asia in Europe, Europe in Asia, edited by Goh B.

L., S. Ravi, and M. Rutten. The Netherlands: IIAS and ISEAS,

2004, 133-161.

Reid, A. An Indonesian Frontier: Acehnese and Other

Histories of Sumatra. Singapore: Singapore University Press,


Tan, T. Y. “Sir Herbert Emerson,” in New Dictionary of

National Biography, compiled by British Academy and Oxford

University Press. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Tan, T. Y. “Government of British India,” in Southeast Asia:

A Historical Encyclopaedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2004.

Tan, T. Y. “Subhas Chandra Bose,” in Southeast Asia: A

Historical Encyclopaedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2004.

Tan, T. Y. “Indian National Army from Ang Kor Wat to

East Timor”, (3 Vols), in Southeast Asia: A Historical

Encyclopaedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2004.

Tan, T. Y. The Garrison State Military, Government and

Society in Colonial Punjab. New Delhi: Sage, 2005.

Department of Japanese Studies

Lim, B. C. “They Came to Party - An Examination of the

Social Status of the Medieval Noh Theater,” in Japan Forum,

(Spring 2004): 111-133.

Lim, B. C. “Performing Furyû Nô: the Theater of Konparu

Zenpô,” in Asian Theatre Journal, University of Hawaii

Press, 22, 1, (Spring 2005): 33-51.

Maclachlan, E. N. M., and G. L. Geok. “Defining Asian

Femininity: Chinese Viewers of Japanese TV Dramas in

Singapore,” in Feeling Asian Modernities: Transnational

Consumption of Japanese TV Dramas, edited by K. Iwabuchi,

Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2004, 155-176.

Meyer-Ohle, H. “Walking with Dinosaurs: General Trading

Companies in the Reorganization of Japanese Consumer Goods

Distribution,” in International Journal of Retail &

Distribution Management, 32, 1 (2004): 45-55.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Selected Publications

Saito, A. “Nihon Toshikeikaku no Jouho Hassin heno kadai:

Oubei ni okeru Kenkyu to no Hikaku kara” [A Challenge to

Planning System in Japan: International Exchange and

Cooperation with the West], in City Planning Review, 53,

2 (2004): 31-34 (in Japanese).

Terada, T. “Thorny Progress in the Institutionalization of

ASEAN+3: Deficient China-Japan Leadership and the ASEAN

Divide for Regional Governance,” in Policy and Governance

Working Paper Series 49, The 21st Century Center of

Excellence Program “Policy Innovation Initiative: Human

Security Research in Japan and Asia”, Graduate School of

Media and Governance Keio University, 2004.

Terada, T. “Chiki Shugi-no Jidai: Higashi Ajia Kyodotai-no

Kanosei” [Age of Regionalism: The Potential for an East Asian

Community], in Gaiko Forum, No. 192, July 2004, 61-67.

Terada, T. “Creating an East Asian Regionalism The

Institutionalization of ASEAN+3 and China-Japan Directional

Leadership,” in Japanese Economy, 32, 2 (2004): 64-85.

Terada, T. “Advancing the Asia-Pacific Community,” in

Australia-Japan Connections, ed. by Department of Foreign

Affairs and Trade, Australia, 2005, 64-67.

Terada, T. “Kyodoutai Kochikunimuke Higashiajia Samitto

Kaisai-he” [East Asian Summit for the Creation of an East

Asian Summit], in Sekai Shuho, 29 March 2005, 14-17.

Thang, L. L., M. Goda, and E. MacLachlan. “Challenging the

Life Course: Japanese Women Working in Singapore,” in Old

Challenges, New Strategies? Women, Work and Family in

Contemporary Asia, edited by L. L. Thang and W. H. Yu.

Leiden: Brill Academic Publisher, 2004, 302-322.

Thang, L. L. and Wei-Hsin Yu, eds., Old Challenges, New

Strategies? Women, Work and Family in Contemporary

Asia. Leiden: Brill Publisher, 2004.

Thang, L. L., and Kalyani Mehta. “Grandparents, How do I

View Thee? A Study of Grandparenting in Singapore,” in

Indian Journal of Gerontology, 18, 3 and 4, 375-390.

Tsu Y. H., T. The Chinese in Japanese-Colonized Korea,

1924 (Translated from Japanese to Chinese with an Introduction

by the Translator). Taipei: The Society of Overseas Chinese

Studies, 2004.

Selected Publications

Department of Malay Studies

Noor Aisha Abdul Rahman. “Traditionalism and its impact on

the administration of justice: the case of the Syariah Court

of Singapore,” in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 5, 3 (2004):


van der Putten, J, H. Straver, and C. van Frassssen. Ridjali:

Historie van Hitu. Een Ambonse geschiedenis uit de

zeventiende eeuw. Utretcht: Landelijk Steunpunt Educatie


Shaharuddin Maaruf, ed., Bukan Binatang Buruan, Singapore

Malay Language Council, Ministry of Information,

Communications and the Arts, Singapore 2004.

Shaharuddin Maaruf. “Religion and Utopian Thinking among

the Muslims of Southeast Asia,” in Local and Global: Social

Transformantion in Southeast Asia: Essays in Honour of

Professor Syed Hussein Alatas, edited by Riaz Hassan.

Leiden: Brill, 2005, 315-330.

Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied. “Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles’

Discourse on the Malay World - A Revisionist Perspective,”

in Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asian

Studies, 20, 1, 2005.

Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied. “Western Images of Meccan

Pilgrims (Hajjis) in the Dutch East Indies, 1800-1900,” in

SARI, Journal of the Malay World and Civilization, 23,


Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied. “Seniman Bujang Lapok as

Historical Source for the Social History of Malays in Post-War

Singapore (1950s-60s),” in The Heritage Journal, 2, 1, 2005.

Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied, “Western Sociology and The

Muslim World: Syeikh Muhammad Abduh’s Ideas on Societal

Reform,” in Asia-Europe Journal, 3, 2005.

Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied, and Dayang Istiaisyah Hussin.

“Estranged from the Ideal Past: Historical Evolution of

Madrasahs in Singapore,” in Journal of Muslim Minority

Affairs, 25, 2005.

Syed Muhd Khairuddin Aljunied. Rethinking Raffles: A Study

of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles’ Discourse on Religions

amongst Malays. Marshall Cavendish Academic: Singapore,


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

research report 2004

Suriani Suratman. “Problematic Singapore Malays - The making

of a portrayal,” Department of Malay Studies, Seminar

Papers 36. Academic Year 2004-2005. Singapore: Department

of Malay Studies, NUS.

Department of Philosophy

Chan, A. K. L., and Sor-hoon Tan, eds., Filial Piety in Chinese

Thought and History. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.

Chan, A. K. L. “Does Xiao Come Before Ren?” in Filial Piety

in Chinese Thought and History, edited by A. K. L. Chan

and Sor-hoon Tan. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004, 154-175.

Holbo, J. C. “On Zizek and Trilling,” Philosophy and

Literature, 28 (2004): 430-440.

Holbo, J. C. “Bats Aren’t Bugs II: Goldberg Variations,” in

Blogging America: Political Discourse in a Digital Nation,

edited by B. O'Brien. Wislonville, Oregon: William, James &

Co, 2004 (chapter 4).

Lim, C. T. N. “Montaigne’s Cannibals and Multiculturalism,”

in Challenging Citizenship: Group Membership and Cultural

Identity in a Global Age, edited by Sor-hoon Tan. Hampshire:

Ashgate, 2005, 137-150.

Nuyen, A. T. “Filial Piety as Respect for Tradition,” in Filial

Piety in Chinese Thought and History, edited by A. K. L.

Chan and Sor-hoon Tan. RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.

Nuyen, A. T. “Lyotard’s postmodern ethics and information

technology,” in Ethics and Information Technology, 6

(2004): 185-191.

Nuyen, A. T. “The Contemporary Relevance of the Confucian

Idea of Filial Piety,” in Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 31,

4 (2004): 433-450.

Nuyen, A. T. “On the Confucian Idea of Citizenship,” in

Challenging Citizenship: Group Membership and Cultural

Identity in a Global Age, edited by Sor-hoon Tan. Hampshire:

Ashgate, 2005, 169-182.

Pelczar, M. W. “The Indispensability of Farbung,” Synthese,

138, 1 (2004): 49-77.

Pelczar, M. W. “Focal Complexity in Aristotle and

Wittgenstein,” History of Philosophy Quarterly, 21, 2

(2004): 131-150.

esearch report 2004

Tagore, S. N. “Conceptions of Philosophy: On the Possibility

of Comparative Philosophy,” in Conceptions of Philosophy,

edited by K. Boudouris. Athens: Ionia Press, 2004.

Tagore, S. N. “India, Europe, Modernity,” in Dharma: The

Categorical Imperative, edited by Ashok Vohra, Arvind

Sharma, and Mrinal Miri. New Delhi: D. K. Printworld (P) Ltd,

2005, 113-130.

Tagore, S. N., and Wendy Barker. “Translations from Tagore,”

in Sereca Review, (2004).

Tagore, S. N., and Wendy Barker. “Translations from Tagore,”

in Poetry Review, (2004).

Tan, S. H. “Filial Daughters-in-law - Questioning Confucian

Filiality,” in Filial Piety in Chinese Thought and History,

edited by A. K. L. Chan and Sor-hoon Tan. London:

RoutledgeCurzon, 2004, 226-240.

Tan, S. H. ed., Challenging Citizenship: Group Membership

and Cultural Identity in a Global Age, Hampshire: Ashgate,


Tan, S. H. “Exemplary World Citizens as Civilized Local

Communicators: Politics and Culture in the Global Aspirations

of Confucianism,” in Challenging Citizenship: Group

Membership and Cultural Identity in a Global Age edited

by Sor-hoon Tan. Hampshire: Ashgate, 2005, 183-196.

Ten, C. L. Was Mill a Liberal? Marshall Cavendish

International, 2004.

Ten, C. L. The Soundest Theory of Law. Marshall Cavendish

International, 2004.

Ten, C. L. A Conception of Toleration. Marshall Cavendish

International, 2004.

Ten, C. L. Multiculturalism and the Value of Diversity.

Marshall Cavendish International, 2004.

Ten, C. L. “Fantastic Counter-examples and the Utilitarian

Theory,” in Philosophy of Law, edited by J.Feinberg and

Jules Coleman. 7th ed. Belmont: Wadsworth, 2004, 804-818.

Ten, C. L. (Introduction, Annotated Bibliography, and Study

Guide) and Steven M. Cahn, City University of New York

(Annotations). John Stuart Mill, On Liberty. Lanham: Rowman

& Littlefield, 2005.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Selected Publications

Ten, C. L. “A Refugee and a Citizen of the World,” in

Challenging Citizenship: Group Membership and Cultural

Identity in a Global Age, edited by Sor-hoon Tan. Hampshire:

Ashgate, 2005, 31-40.

Wong, B. and H. C. Loy. “War and Ghosts in Mozi’s Political

Philosophy,” Philosophy East and West, 54, 3 (2004): 343-


Department of Political Science

Chen, A. “Secret Societies and Organized Crime in

Contemporary Ethics,” Modern Asian Studies, 3, 8, 4 (2004):


Chong, A. “Singaporean Foreign Policy and the Asian Values

Debate 1992-2000: Reflections on an Experiment in Sob

Power,” in The Pacific Review, 17, 1 (2004): 95-133.

Haque, M. S., and Gedeon Mudacumura, eds., Handbook of

Development Policy Studies. New York: Marcel Dekker,


Haque, M. S. “Governance and Bureaucracy in Singapore:

Contemporary Reforms and Implications,” in International

Political Science Review, 25, 2 (2004): 227-240.

Haque, M. S. “Governance Based on Partnership with NGOs:

Implications for Social Empowerment and Development in

Bangladesh,” in International Review of Administrative

Sciences, 70, 2 (2004): 271-290.

Kadir, Suzaina Abdul, “Mapping Muslim Politics in Southeast

Asia after 9/11,” in Pacific Review, 17, 2 (2004): 199-222.

Quah, J. S. T. “Democratization and political corruption in

the Philippines and South Korea: A comparative analysis,” in

Crime, Law and Social Change, 42, 1 (2004): 61-81.

Quah, J. S. T. “Best Practices for Curbing Corruption in Asia,”

in The Governance Brief, 11 (2004): 1-4.

Rappa, A. L. Globalization: An Asian Perspective on

Modernity and Politics in America. Marshall Cavendish,


Sridharan, K. “Political and Economic Overview,” in Doing

Business in India, edited by M. R Pillay. Singapore: Sweet

& Maxwell Asia, 2004, 1-27.

Selected Publications

Sridharan, K. “The ASEAN Region in India’s Look East Policy,”

in India and ASEAN: Foreign Policy Dimensions for the 21st

Century, edited by K. Raja Reddy. New Delhi: New Century

Publications, 2005, 111-137.

Department of Social Work & Psychology

Chan, D. “Multivariate Latent Growth Modeling: Issues on

Preliminary Data Analyses,” in Research in Multilevel Issues,

4 (2005).

Chan, D. “Individual Differences in Tolerance for

Contradiction,” in Human Performance, 17, (2004): 297-


Chan, D., and N. Schmitt. “An Agenda for Future Research

on Applicant Reactions to Selection Procedures: A Constructoriented

Approach,” in International Journal of Selection

and Assessment, 12, (2004): 9-23.

Chan, D. “Personnel Psychology” in Encyclopedia of Applied

Psychology, Volume 3, edited by C. Speilberger. San Diego,

CA: Academic Press, 2004, 29-34.

Chan, D. “Interactive Effects of Situational Judgment

Effectiveness and Proactive Personality on Work Perceptions

and Work Outcomes,” in Journal of Applied Psychology, 90


Chan, D. “Current Directions in Personnel Selection,” in

Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16 (2005).

Chan, D. “Methodological Issues in International Human

Resource Management,” in Handbook of Research in

International Human Resources Management, edited by M.

M. Harris. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates,

Publishers, 2005.

Chan, D. “Multilevel Research,” in The Psychology Research

Handbook (2nd ed), edited by F. T. L. Leong and J. T. Austin.

Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2005.

Chan, D., and N. Schmitt. “Situational Judgment Tests,” in

Handbook of Personnel Selection, edited by A. Evers, O.

Smit-Voskuijl, and N. Anderson. Oxford, UK: Blackwell

Publishers, Inc, 2005.

Goh, Winston D. “Talker Variability and Recognition Memory:

Instance-specific and Voice-specific Effects,” in Journal of

Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and

Cognition, 31, 1 (2005): 40-53.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

research report 2004

Kalyani Mehta, ed. Untapped Resources: Women in Ageing

Societies across Asia. Marshall Cavendish Academic

International, 2005.

Schmitt, N., and D. Chan. “Situational Judgment Tests:

Method or Construct?,” in Situational Judgment Tests,

edited by J. Weekley and R. E. Ployhart. Mahwah, NJ:

Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005.

Department of Sociology

Appold, S. J. “How much longer would men work if there

were no employment dislocation? Estimates from causeelimination

work life tables,” in Social Science Research,

33 (2004): 660-680.

Appold, S. J. “Research Parks and the Location of Industrial

Research Laboratories: An Analysis of the Effectiveness of a

Policy Intervention,” in Research Policy, 33 (2004): 225-


Appold, S. J. and J. D. Kasarda. “Building Community through

Entrepreneurship: Lessons from Vietnam and the United

States,” in Immigrant and Minority Entrepreneurship: The

Continuous Rebirth of American Communities, edited by

J. S. Butler and G. Kozmetsky. Praeger Publishing (Greenwood

Publishing Group), 2004, 61-84.

Berger, P. A., and V. H. Schmidt, eds. Welche Gleichheit,

welche Ungleichheit? Grundlagen der

Ungleichheitsforschung [Which Equality, Which Inequality?

Foundations of Inequality Research]. Wiesbaden: Verlag

für Sozialwissenschaften, 2004.

Berger, P. A., and V. H. Schmidt. “Welche Gleichheit - welche

Ungleichheit? Einleitung” [Which Equality, Which Inequality?

Introduction], in Welche Gleichheit, welche Ungleichheit?

Grundlagen soziologischer Ungleichheitsforschung, edited

by P. A. Berger and V. H. Schmidt. Wiesbaden: Verlag für

Sozialwissenschaften, 2004, 7-26.

Chua, B. H. “Asian Values: Is an anti-authoritarian reading

possible?” in Contemporary Southeast Asia: Regional

Dynamics, National Differences, edited by M. Besson.

London: Palgrave, 2004, 98-117.

Chua, B. H. “Theatre, Social Critique and Politics,” in Ask

Not: The Necessary Stage in Singapore Theatre, edited by

Tan Chong Kee and T. Ng. Singapore: Times Editions, 2004,


esearch report 2004

Chua, B. H. “Taiwan’s Present/Singapore’s Past Mediated by

Hokkien Language,” in Rouge Flows: Trans-Asian Culture

Traffice, edited by K. Iwabuchi, St. Muecke and M. Thomas.

Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2004, 73-92.

Chua, B. H. “Conceptualizing an East Asian Popular Culture,”

in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 5, 2 (2004): 200-221.

Daniels, P. W., K. C. Ho, T. A. Hutton, eds., Service Industries

and Asia-Pacific Cities - New Development Trajectories.

London and New York: Routledge, 2005.

Erb, M., Priyambudi Sulistiyanto, and Carole Faucher.

Regionalism in Post-Suharto Indonesia. London:

RoutledgeCurzon, 2005.

Erb, M. “Miscommunication and Cultural Values in Conflict:

Reflections on Morality and Tourism in Labuan Bajo, Flores,

Indonesia,” in Tourism: An Interdisciplinary International

Journal, 52, 1 (2004): 75-89.

Erb, M. “Limiting Tourism and the Limits of Tourism: The

Production and Consumption of Tourist Attractions in Western

Flores,” in Indigenous Tourism: The Commodification and

Management of Culture, edited by Ch. Ryan and M. Aicken.

London: Elsevier, 2005, 157-181.

Erb, M., R. Beni, and W. Anggal. “Creating Cultural Identity

in an Era of Regional Autonomy: Reinventing Manggarai?” in

Regionalism in Post-Suharto Indonesia, edited by M. Erb,

Priyambudi Sulistiyanto and C. Faucher. London: Routledge-

Curzon, 2005.

Hadiz, V. R., and D. Dhakidae. Social Science and Power in

Indonesia. Indonesia: Equinox Publishing, Singapore: Institute

of Southeast Asian Studies, 2005.

Hadiz, V. R. “The Politics of Labour Movement in Southeast

Asia,” in Contemporary Southeast Asia: Regional Dynamics,

National Differences, edited by M. Besson. London: Palgrave,

2004, 118-135.

Hadiz, Vedi R. “The State of Corruption: Indonesia,” in

Challenging Corruption in Asia: Case Studies and a

Framework for Action, edited by V. Bhargava and E.

Bolongaita. Washington D.C.: World Bank, 2004, 209-124.

Hadiz, V. R. “Democratising the “Third World” The Indonesian

Trajectory and the Consolidation of Illiberal Democracy,” in

Third World Quarterly: Journal of Emerging Areas, 25, 1

(2004): 55-71.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Selected Publications

Hadiz, V. R. “Decentralisation and Democracy in Indonesia:

A Critique of Neo-Institutionalist Perspectives,” in

Development and Change, 35, 4 (2004): 697-718.

Hing, A. Y. ed., Transglobal Economies and Cultures.

Manila: The University of the Philippines Press, 2004.

Hing, A. Y. “Globalization, Commodification and the

Reconstitution of Class and Gender,” in Globalization,

Culture and Inequalities, edited by A. R. Embong. Kuala

Lumpur: Universiti Kebangsan Malaysia Press, 2004, 103-128.

Hing, A. Y. “Ideology and Changing Family Arrangements in

Singapore,” Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 35, 3


Ho, K. C. New Challenges to the Workplace: Workers’

Expectations and Socio-Economic Adjustments. Singapore:

Ministry of Manpower, 2004.

Jones, G. W. and Mehtab Karim, eds., Islam, the State and

Population. London: Hurst and Co., 2004.

Jones, G. W. and K. Ramdas, eds. “(Un)tying the Knot: Ideal

and Reality in Asian Marriage”. Singapore: Asia Research

Institute, National University of Singapore, 2004.

Jones, G. W. “The demography of disadvantage,” Journal

of Population Research, 21, 2 (2004): 107-126.

Jones, G. W. “The flight from marriage in East and South-

East Asia,” Journal of Comparative Family Studies, (2005).

Jones, G. W. “Urbanization trends in Asia: the conceptual

and definitional challenges,” in New Forms of Urbanization,

edited by Tony Champion and Graeme Hugo. Hampshire:

Ashgate Publishing, 2004, 113-132.

Jones, G. W. “Not “when to marry” but “whether to marry”:

the changing context of marriage decisions in East and

Southeast Asia,” in (Un)tying the Knot: Ideal and Reality

in Asian Marriage, edited by Gavin W. Jones and Kamalini

Ramdas. Singapore: Asia Research Institute, National University

of Singapore, 2004, 3-56.

Khondker, H. H. “Science-Technology Politics for Development:

A Case Study of Singapore,” in Handbook of Development

Policy Studies, edited by G.M. Mudacumura and M. S. Haque.

New York: Marcel Drekker, 2004, 331-343.

Selected Publications

Khondker, H. H. “International Labor Migration from South

Asia,” in International Labor Migration from South Asia,

edited by H. Oda. Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies,

2004, 57-88.

Krisna, K. C., H. H. Khondker, C. Krishnan Kisha. “Nation-

Building Through International Volunteerism: A Case Study

of Singapore,” in International Journal of Sociology and

Social Policy, 24, 1/2, (2004): 21-55.

Leung, G. M., S. Quah, L. M. Ho, S. Y. Ho, A. J. Hedley, H.

P. Lee, and T. H. Lam. “A Tale of Two Cities: Community

Psychobehavioral Surveillance and Related Impact on Outbreak

Control in Hong Kong and Singapore during the Severe Acute

Respiratory Syndrome Epidemic,” in Infection Control and

Hospital Epidemiology, 25, 12 (2004): 1033-1041.

Lian, K. F., Keng We Koh. “Chinese Enterprise in Colonial

Malaya: The Case of Eu Tong Sen,” in Journal of Southeast

Asian Studies, 35, 3, (2004): 415-432.

Pereira, A. A., and C. K. Tong. “Power and Development in

Asia,” in Asia’s New Century, edited by T. Aoki. Tokyo:

Iwanami, Shoten Publishers, 2004.

Pereira, A. A. “The Suzhou Industrial Park Experiment: The

Case of China-Singapore Governmental Collaboration in China

(1992-2002),” in The Journal of Contemporary China, 13,

38 (2004): 173-193.

Pereira, A. A. “State Entrepreneurship and Regional

Development: Singapore's Industrial Parks in Batam and

Suzhou,” in Entrepreneurship and Regional Development,

16, 2 (2004): 129-144.

Priyambudi Sulistiyanto and M. Erb. “Introduction: Entangled

Politics in Post-Suharto Indonesia,” in Regionalism in Post-

Suharto Indonesia, edited by M. Erb, Priyambudi Sulistiyanto,

and C. Faucher, RoutledgeCurzon, 2005.

Quah, S., and H. P. Lee. “Crisis Prevention and Management

during SARS Outbreak, Singapore,” in Emerging Infectious

Diseases, 10, 2 (2004): 364-368.

Quah, S. “Ethnicity and Parenting Styles among Singapore

Families,” in Marriage and Family Review, 35, 4 (2004):


Robine, J. M., L. Wolfgang, and W. M. Chan, eds., Asia

Population Studies, Singapore (Special on The Asian

Demographic window), 2004.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

research report 2004

Safman, R. M, J. Sobal. “Qualitative Sample Extensiveness

in Health Education Research,” in Health Education &

Behaviour, 31, 1 (2004): 9-21.

Safman, R. M. “Assessing the Impact of Orpanhood on Thai

Children Affected by AIDS and Their Caregivers,” in AIDS

Care, 16, 1 (2004): 11-19.

Schmidt, V. H. “Rationing Health Care in the Welfare State:

Three Policies,” in Journal of Health and Social Policy, 19,

1 (2004): 57-76.

Schmidt, V. H. and Chee Han Lim. “Organ Transplantation

in Singapore: History, Problems, and Policies,” in Social

Science and Medicine, 59, 10 (2004): 2173-2182.

Schmidt, V. H. “Models of Health Care Rationing,” in Current

Sociology, 52, 6 (2004): 969-988.

Schmidt, V. H. Chinese translation of “Procedural Aspects of

Distributive Justice,” in Gong Fa Yan Jiu (Public Law

Studies), 2 (2004): 404-420. (The original English version was

published as a book chapter in 1997).

Schmidt, V. H. “Veralltäglichung der Triage”, [The

Normalization of Triage], in Tödliche Entscheidung.

Allokation von Leben und Tod in Zwangslagen, edited by

W. Lübbe. Paderborn: Mentis, 2004, 77-103. (reprint of a

paper originally published in Zeitschrift für Soziologie 1996.)

Schmidt, V. H. “Tragisches ‘Scheitern’: Behandlungsausschlüsse

in der Transplantationsmedizin,” [Tragic ‘Failure’: Exclusions

from Treatment in Transplant Medicine], in Scheitern.

Aspekte eines sozialen Phänomens, edited by M. Junge and

G. Lechner. Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften,

2004, 141-150.

Schmidt, Volker H. “Ungleichgewichtige Ungleichheiten”

[Unequal Inequalities], in Welche Gleichheit, welche

Ungleichheit? Grundlagen soziologischer

Ungleichheitsforschung, edited by P. A. Berger and Volker

H. Schmidt. Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften,

2004, 73-92.

Schmidt, V. H. “Erfolgsbedingungen des konfuzianischen

Wohlfahrtskapitalismus. Kultursoziologische und

modernisierungstheoretische Überlegungen” [Accounting for

the Success of Confucian Welfare Capitalism. Culturalist and

Modernization Theoretical Considerations], in Gesellschaft

mit beschränkter Hoffnung. Reformfähigkeit und die

Möglichkeit rationaler Politik, edited by J. Beyer and P.

Stykow. Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2004,


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Sinha, V. “British Colonial Rhetoric on ‘Modern Medicine’ and

‘Health at Home’: Realities of Health Conditions in 19th

century Britain,” in Asia in Europe, Europe in Asia, edited

by Sril Lata Ravi, M. Rutten, and Goh Beng Lan. Singapore:

IAAS and ISEAS Series on Asia, 2004, 184-213.

Tan, E. S. Does Class Matter? Social Stratification and

Orientations in Singapore. Singapore: World Scientific,


Tan, E. S. “Ethnic Relations in Singapore: Evidence from

Survey Data,” in Ethnic Relations and Nation-Building in

Southeast Asia, edited by L. Suryadinata. Singapore: ISEAS,

2004, 207-219.

Tan, E. S. “Balancing State Welfarism and Individual

Responsibility,” in Social Policy and the Commonwealth:

Prospects for Social Inclusion, edited by C. Jones Finer and

P. Smyth. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, 125-137.

Thompson, E. C. “Internet Adoption and Use in the Indonesian

Academy: Issues of Social and Institutional Hierarchy,” in

Antropologi Indonesia, 28, 73 (2004): 20-31.

Tong, C. K. “The Chinese in Singapore,” in The Encyclopedia

of Diaspora. United Kingdon: Kluwer Academic Publishers,


Tong, C. K. Chinese Rituals in Singapore. London and New

York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.

Information & Communications Management


Chung, L. Y., and S. S. Lim. “From Monochronic to

Mobilechronic - Temporality in the Era of Mobile

Communication,” in A Sense of Place: The Global and the

Local in Mobile Communication, edited by K. Nyiri. Vienna:

Passagen Verlag, 2005, 267-282.

Lim, S. S. “A Contextualised Understanding of Youth, Media

and the Asian Family,” in Journal of Development

Communication, 16, 1 (2005): 20-28.

Lim, S. S. and Y. L. Tan. “Parental Control of New Media

Usage - The Challenges of Infocomm Illiteracy,” in Australian

Journal of Communication, 31, 1 (2004): 57-74.

Parayil, Govindan “Digital Divide and Increasing Returns:

Contradictions of Informational Capitalism,” in The

Information Society, 21, 1 (2005): 41-51.

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Parayil, G. “From “Silicon Island” to “Biopolis of Asia”:

Innovation Policy and Shifting Competitive Strategy in

Singapore,” in California Management Review, 47, 2 (2005):


Parayil, G. “Change and Development,” in Encyclopedia of

Science, Technology and Ethics, edited by C. Mitcham.

Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005.

Rivera, M, and K. Sriramesh. “Information Society and E-

Governance in Singapore: Case Study of a Knowledge-Based

Economy,” in The Information Society in the Asia Pacific

Region: Diffusion, Access and Socio-economic Impact,

edited by Y. Asami and I. Douglas. Taipei: Chung-Hua Institution

for Economic Research, 2004, 317-349.

Rivera, M. H. Cho and S. S. Lim. “Consumers’ Online Privacy

Concerns,” in World Internet Law Report, 5, 4 (2004): 29-


Shim, D. “Korean wave as an international communication

phenomenon and hybridity,” in Program/Text, 11, (2004):

65-85 (in Korean).

Shim, D. “South Korean television drama in Asia,” in The

International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media,

Yearbook 2004, 2005, 163-168.

Thomas, J. J. “New Technologies for India’s Development,”

in India Development Report 2004-05, edited by K. Parikh

and R. Radhakrishna, Oxford University Press, New Delhi,

2005, 126-140.

South Asian Studies Programme

Adnan, S. Migration, Land Alienation and Ethnic Conflict

Causes of Poverty in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of

Bangladesh. Dhaka: Research and Advisory Services, 2004.

Niklas, U. H. B. “Bulls for St Anthony: Religio-/cultural

Syncretism in a Cettinadu Village,” in South Indian Horizons,

edited by J. L. Chevillard, and E. Wilden. Pondicherry: Institut

Francais de Pondicherry & Ecole Francaise d’Extreme-orient,

2004, 627-634.

Rai, R. “Sepoys, Convicts and the ‘Bazaar’ Contingent: The

Emergence and Exculsion of ‘Hindustani’ Pioneers at the

Singapore Frontier,” in Journal of Southeast Asian Studies,

35, 1 (2004): 1-19.

Selected Publications

Rai, R. “Race and the Construction of the North-South Divide

amongst Indians in Colonial Malaya and Singapore,” in South

Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, (2004).

Yahya, F., and Victor R. Savage. “Information Technology

and Aspirations of Leap Frogging,” in The Naga Challenged:

Southeast Asia in the Winds of Change, edited by V. R.

Savage and M. T. Mullins, 2004, 340-364.

Yahya, F. “Pakistan SAARC and ASEAN Relations,” in

Contemporary Southeast Asia, 2004, 346-375.

Southeast Asian Studies Programme

Goh, B. L., S. Ravi, and M. Rutten. Asia in Europe, Europe

in Asia: Rethinking Academic, Social and Cultural Linkages.

IIAS, Leiden and ISEAS, Singapore, 2004.

Ileto, R. The Diorama Experience: A Visual History of the

Philippines. Manila: Ayala Foundation, 2004.

Johnson, I. C. “The Buddha and The Puritan,” in Sri Lanka

Journal of Social Sciences, 27, 1 (2004).

Miksic, J. N., and C. A. Low Mei Gek. Early Singapore 1300s-

1819: Evidence in Maps, Text and Artefacts. Singapore:

Singapore History Museum, 2004.

Miksic, J. N. Karaton Surakarta. Jakarta: Yayasan

Pawiyatan Kabudayan Karaton Surakarta, 2004.

Miksic, J. N. “From Megaliths to Tombstones: The transition

from prehistory to the early Islamic period in highland West

Sumatra,” in Indonesia and the Malay World, 32, 93 (2004):


Miksic, J. N. “The classical cultures of Indonesia,” in Southeast

Asia from Prehistory to History, edited by I. Glover and P.

Bellwood. London/New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004, 234-


Montesano, M, and S. H. Quek. “The United States and

Southeast Asia: Deepening the Rut?,” in Orbis, Spring 2004,


Pholsena, V, and R. Banomyong. Le Laos au XXIème siècle.

Les défis de l’intégration régionale (“Laos in the twentyfirst

century. The challenges of regional integration”).

Bangkok: IRASEC, 2004.

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Pholsena, V. “Le Viêt Nam et ses voisins de l’ex-Indochine”

(“Vietnam and its former Indochinese neighbours”), in Viêt-

Nam Contemporain, edited by S. Dovert and B. de Tréglodé.

Bangkok, Paris: IRASEC/Les Indes Savantes, 2004, 149-170.

Pholsena, V. “The Changing Historiographies of Laos: a Focus

on the Early Period,” in Journal of Southeast Asian Studies,

35, 2 (2004): 235-259.

Centre for Language Studies

Chan, W. M., and D. H. Kim. “Towards greater individualization

and process-oriented learning through electronic self-access:

Project ‘e-daf’,” in Computer Assisted Language Learning,

17, 1 (2004): 83-108.

Chan, W. M. “Lernerautonomie und die metakognitive

Entwicklung: Argumente für einen Perspektivenwechsel,” in

Autonomes Lernen und Fremdsprachenunterricht, edited

by H. Barkowski und H. Funk. Berlin: Cornelsen, 2004, 108-


Chin, K. N, and J. H. Guo. “The Studies on Cohesiveness of

Chinese Language of Singapore Undergraduates,” in Chinese

Studies in Global View, edited by X.C. Chen. Beijing: Chinese

Social Sciences Publication, 2004, 246-262.

Nguyen, B. Th., and M. Thomas. “Young Women and Emerging

Post Socialist Sensibilities in Contemporary Vietnam,” in

Asian Studies Review, 28 (2004): 133-149.

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Book Abstracts

Lo Yuet Keung

Xin-Ma Yishen (on Chinese Culture and

Education: Ink Droppings in Singapore

and Malaysia) (in Chinese)

Kuala Lumpur: Book-Pro Enterprise, 2004

The book is a collection of scholarly

essays, public lectures, and contributions

to newspapers. They deal with various aspects of traditional

Chinese culture, education, and philosophy as well as issues

related to education in the local context.

Shi Yuzhi

Linguistic Typology and Chinese

Language (in Chinese)

Nanchang: Jiangxi Education Press, 2004

Typological vision in studying Chinese

language refers to a cross-linguistic

comparison in exploring commonalities

and differences between Chinese and other languages. From

this field of vision, we can discover many new topics and

principles in the design of a language and make our analyses

meaningful for the development of general linguistics. This

book would be valuable and stimulating empirically and

theoretically for readers interested in Chinese linguistics,

psychology and cognitive sciences.

Wang Hui

A Syntagmatic Study on Noun Senses

in Contemporary Chinese (in Chinese)

Beijing: Peking University Press, 2004

The research on lexical semantics,

especially the syntagmatic study of lexical

meaning, has great theoretical and

practical significance. There is a rapidly growing international

community of scholars who have been pursuing the syntagmatic

analysis approach to semantics in recent years.

This monograph aims to pave the way for a comprehensive

investigation of the behavior of Chinese lexical meaning with

a focus on the large-scale syntagmatic analysis of noun senses.

It also offers evidence to support the semantic hypothesis

that different senses have different and complementary

syntagmatic features, and indicated that there was close

correlation between lexical meaning and its distribution.

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Liu Hong & Wong Sin Kiong

Singapore Chinese Society in Transition:

Business, Politics and Socio-Economic

Change, 1945-1965

New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.,


As the first comprehensive study of its

kind, this book analyses the dynamics, processes, mechanisms,

and consequences of socio-economic and political changes

in Singapore Chinese society from 1945 to 1965.

By employing a wide range of primary materials in both

Chinese and English that have been rarely used before, the

authors demonstrated the multi-dimensionality and complexity

of the Chinese society in postwar Singapore, which was full

of vitality and political activity. They argue that the

combination of the internal dynamics and the changing sociopolitical

framework shaped the nature and characteristics of

the Chinese community and its fundamental role in the making

of modern Singapore.

Xu Jie & Wang Hui

The Structure of Chinese Language:

Characters, Words and Sentences

(in Chinese)

New Jersey: Global Publishing Co. Pte.

Ltd., Singapore, 2004

This is a theoretical description of all

aspects of the Chinese language, especially of the following

topics: The Chinese language and the Chinese communities,

Chinese phonology, Chinese rhetoric, Chinese grammar,

Chinese writing systems, and the characteristics of the

Singapore Mandarin. The book has been prepared with the

needs and interests of the readers of overseas Chinese in

mind. Phenomena of the Chinese language have been explored

from a modern linguistic perspective. It is the first of its kind

to have a full chapter devoted to the discussion of the overseas

Chinese communities and Chinese immigrants, their

preservation of their traditional language, dialects, and

culture under various social and linguistic settings.

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Gregor Benton & Liu Hong (Eds.)

Diasporic Chinese Ventures: The Life

and Work of Wang Gungwu

London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004

As doyen of studies on the Chinese

diaspora and China's relations with

Southeast Asia, Wang Gungwu has played

an instrumental role in developing this emerging field of

scholararship since the 1950s.

This collection of essays by and about Wang Gungwu brings

together some of Wang's most recent and representative

writing about the ethnic Chinese outside China giving the

reader a deeper understanding of his views on migration,

identity, nationalism and culture, all key issues in modern

Asia's transformation. The book collects interviews, speeches

and essays that illustrate the development and direction of

Wang's scholarship on ethnic and diasporic Chinese.

Ji Dong Hong, Lua Kim Teng &

Wang Hui (Eds.)

Recent Advancement in Chinese Lexical

Semantic-Proceeding of 5th Chinese

Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW-5)

Singapore: COLIPS Publication, 2004

This book houses the proceedings of the

5th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW-5) held in

Singapore on 14-19 June 2004. It provides a modern,

comprehensive, interdisciplinary survey of all relevant aspects

of Chinese lexical semantics. The topics covered included

any theoretical, computational or application issues.

Lee Cheuk Yin, Tham Poh Cheong &

Angela Koh (Eds.)

Singapore Enterprises in China: 14

Success Stories on Temasek-linked


Singapore: International Enterprise

Singapore, 2004

The book hosts a collection of special reports written and

published by LianHe Zaobao on 14 Temasek-linked companies

(TLCs), which have expanded their operations and business

into China. As the leading Chinese daily in Singapore, Zaobao

has always given prominent coverage to Singapore businesses

which have ventured into China. This coverage was a valuable

source of information for their readers and local businesses

interested in investing in China.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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Lee Cheuk Yin, Sin Chow Yiu &

Wong Yoon Wah (Eds.)

East-West Studies: Tradition,

Transformation and Innovation

Singapore: Singapore Unipress and Global

Publishing, 2004

The book is the collection of some of the

papers presented at The International Conference on East-

West Studies: Tradition, Transformation and Innovation,

which was held in Singapore in December 1998.

Some of the speakers illustrated how the East and West

studies had grown in a context of change and development

from a colonial setting to one where different nations in

Southeast Asia and East Asia study their Chinese inheritances

freely in circumstances of global transformation and

innovation. The book also sought to strengthen the spirit of

cooperation between the two chinese departments in NUS

and the University of Hong Kong as well as to allow the

speakers to share their research findings and works in the

cultural studies of the East and the West.

Shin Jang Sup & Ha-Joon Chang

Structural Adjustment of the Korean

Economy (Korean translation of

'Restructuring Korea Inc.' published by

Routledge in 2003)

Seoul: Changbi, 2004

This book is an analysis of the 1997

financial crisis and subsequent structural reform in South

Korea. It critically assesses the conventional wisdom about

the Korean crisis and the performance of the IMF-sponsored

reform programme, and provides the authors' own

interpretation of the event. The book starts by looking at

the relative strengths and weaknesses of 'Korea Inc.' in

comparison with other East Asian models. By focusing on the

corporate reform after the crisis, the book argues that the

reform has failed to achieve even its stated aim of reducing

financial risks in the corporate sector, while running up huge

'transition costs'. The book then suggests the kinds of changes

that are necessary if Korea is to launch itself on to the secondstage

catching-up phase in a way that maintains its traditional

strengths while reducing its weaknesses.

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Lu Ding & William A. W. Neilson (Eds.)

China's West Region Development:

Domestic Strategies and Global


Singapore: World Scientific, 2004

In the last two decades, China's western

inland region has largely been left out

of the nation's economic boom. While its 355-million population

accounts for 28% and its land area for 71% of China's total,

the region's share of the national GDP is under 20%. Since

1999, Beijing has implemented the West China Development

Program to boost the region's growth. To study the major

domestic issues and the global implications of this program,

the University of Victoria's Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives

organised and hosted a multidisciplinary international

conference on March 6-8, 2003. This volume of papers

presented at the conference offers perspectives on the issues

by leading experts of diversified academic disciplines from

China, Canada, the US, and other countries.

Abraham, Sunita (Ed.)

Say What Should Be Said: Arthur Lim

and His Crusade

Singapore: PG Lim Pte Ltd, 2004

This richly illustrated volume collated by

members of his family celebrates the 70

years of life and multi-dimensioned achievements of

Singaporean Arthur Lim (b.1934). Dr Lim's work as a personally

committed crusader and ophthalmologist has recreated the

lives of thousands in China and elsewhere. The book shows

how the major international and national awards he has

received mark not only his professional skills and energy but

also his astuteness and humane values in the face of opposition

and or short term thinking.

O'Halloran, Kay L.

Mathematical Discourse: Language,

Symbolism and Visual Images

London & New York: Continuum

International Publishing Group, 2005

This book brings examines mathematical

discourse from the perspective of Michael

Halliday's social semiotic theory. In this approach, mathematics

is a conceptualised as a multisemiotic discourse involving

language, visual images and symbolism. The book discusses

the evolution of semiotics in mathematics, and proceeds to

examine the grammar of mathematical symbolism, the

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grammar of mathematical visual images, intersemiosis between

language, visual images and symbolism and the ways in which

mathematics orders reality. This investigation focuses on

written mathematical texts.

Mathematics is a key semantic area as it underlies the scientific

view of the world which permeates our everyday existence.

The aim of this book is therefore to understand the nature

and implications of a social semiotic perspective of

mathematics so that the limitations and metaphorical

expansions which occur in mathematical and scientific

discourse may be appreciated.

O'Halloran, Kay L. (Ed.)

Multimodal Discourse Analysis

London & New York: Continuum

International Publishing Group, 2004

This book brings together cutting-edge

research on multimodal texts and the

'discourses' generated through the

interaction of two or more semiotic modes of communication;

for example language, dynamic and static visual images,

architecture and three-dimensional objects. This includes

the study of transition and phase, camera and body movement,

typography and how such choices orientate the viewer to

particular readings of the text and context. The contributors

collected within this volume use the systemic functional

approach to present frameworks, which are used to analys

how meaning is generated within a series of case studies.

The result is a comprehensive survey of the ways in which

enhanced meaning emerges through the interaction of more

than one mode of communication.

Richardson, John A.

Slavery and Augustan Literature: Swift,

Pope, Gay

London: Routledge, 2004

Slavery played an important part in early

eighteenth-century English society. It

created markets, provided goods and

drove political decisions. It also exerted an influence on the

ways in which people behaved and thought. Some of the

mental habits associated with slavery are to be found in the

writing of the period. Slavery and Augustan Literature

investigates slavery in the work of Jonathan Swift, Alexander

Pope and John Gay. The book begins with contemporary ideas

about slavery, with the Tory ministry years and with texts

written during those years. In its second half, the book

analyses the attitudes towards slavery in Pope's Horatian

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poems, An Essay on Man, Polly, A Modest Proposal and

Gulliver's Travels. Despite differences, all adopt a mixed

position of admiration for freedom alongside implicit support

for slavery.

Donohue, Mark & Lila San Roque

I'saka: A Sketch Grammar of a Language

of North-Central New Guinea

Canberra: Pacific Linguistics No. 554,


I'saka, the language of 600-plus residents

of Krisa village in north-central New

Guinea, is a previously undescribed language of the Macro-

Skou family, which spreads across the north coast of New

Guinea from the Skou villages in the west to Sissano lagoon

in the east. I'saka represents the earliest split from the

protofamily, and so represents a valuable source of data for

comparative work in northern New Guinea. The language is

endangered, with many of the younger generation switching

to Tok Pisin as their language of everyday communication,

but I'saka remains the language of ethnic identity and is seen

as emblematic of the uniqueness of the I'saka people. This

sketch includes discussion of the historical relationship

between I'saka and other languages in the Macro-Skou family,

as well as issues of language endangerment, language

maintenance, and spheres of language use.

Phillips, J.W.P., W. W. Yeo & R. Bishop,


Beyond Description: Space Historicity


London & New York: Routledge, 2004

(in the "Architext" Series)

Beyond Descriptions explores the history

and architecture of Singapore. It argues that neither history

nor architecture can be fruitfully examined without a reference

to the other. For this reason, aspects of urban life will always

be beyond description, yet these aspects are what most call

for analysis. On this premise, the book examines Singapore's

built environment by assessing how its past as a colonial port

relates to its present as a global hub and how these inform

its possible futures. The chapters complicate existing

assumptions about global urbanism, postcolonialism and

architectural theory from a dedicated interdisciplinary


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Goh, Robbie B. H. & S. Wong (Eds.)

Asian Diasporas: Cultures, Identities,


Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press,


Asian diasporas are all too often seen in

terms of settlement problems in a host

nation, where the focus is on issues of crime, housing,

employment, racism and related concerns. The essays in this

volume view Asian diasporic movements in the context of

globalisation and global citizenship, in which multiple cultural

allegiances, influences and claims together create complex

negotiations of identity. Examining a range of cultural

documents through which such negotiations are conducted

- literature and other forms of writing, media, popular culture,

urban spaces, military inscriptions, and so on - the essays in

this volume explore the meanings and experiences involved

in the two major Asian diasporic movements, those of South

and East Asia.

Goh, Robbie B. H.

Contours of Culture: Space and Social

Difference in Singapore

Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press,


This volume discusses the urban history

and cultural landscape of Singapore in

relation to theories of textual dialogics, multiculturalism and

the cultural and political unconscious. Multidisciplinary in

approach, it takes as its data not only government policy and

official discourses, and the more quantitative elements of

population census information on religion, income, race and

nationality, but also a wide range of related cultural discourses

in film, literature, media texts, social behaviour and other

interventions and interpretations of the city. The main

parameters of Singapore's socio-national construction - public

housing, social elitism, racial and linguistic plurality and their

management, colonial remnants and their transformation -

are explained and analysed in terms of Singapore's colonial

past, its rapid modernisation, and its current push to compete

as a global city and tourist destination.

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Pakir, Anne, K.C. Ban & C.K. Tong (Eds.)

Imagining Singapore. 2nd ed.

Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Academic,


These 17 now-amplified and revised

referenced essays were originally

published in 1992. Specialist historians,

economists, geographers, political scientists, psychologists,

photographers and literary analysts explore the events,

thinking and rationales which are behind present-day

Singapore, with some reference to future trends. The volume

will be a rich source for students/professionals from many

disciplines as well as for anyone wanting to "explain" the

island nation.

Shen, Grant Guangren

Elite Theatre in Ming China,


London & New York: Routledge, 2005

Theatre in Ming China represents a golden

age of Asian performance, when an

enthusiasm for theatre on the part of the

populace became a nationwide phenomenon. Theatre occupied

a particularly important place in the life of the elite, for

whom owning a theatre troupe was highly fashionable, and

for whom theatre performances were an integral part of

formal gatherings and of various rituals and ceremonies.

This book provides an overview of elite theatre in Ming China.

It is based on an exploration of the original historical records,

and includes comparisons with other forms of ancient theatre,

and an examination of the details of theatrical performance.

Sankaran, C. & T. Subramanian (Eds.)

Tamil in an International Arena

(Bilingual Vol. [English & Tamil])

Singapore: UniPress, 2004

This volume emerged out of a two-day

International Conference on "Tamil in an

International Arena", which took place

on 5 and 6 January 2002. The essays are the contributions

of twelve scholars who were the speakers at the conference,

leading experts in various fields.

We can never know enough about a people and their culture.

There is a constant challenge, an ongoing urgency, especially

if we are that people. As an intrinsic part of a modern, multiracial

society such as Singapore, one with an energetic global

outlook, the challenge is shared, becomes national. It is in

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this context that volumes such as this become indispensable

to us. The collection of essays in the volume explores various

aspects of Tamil culture. An array of topics ranging from

finance to arts, from ancient architecture to contemporary

films, attempts to address the depth and breadth of Tamil

culture and tradition.

Bunnell, Tim

Malaysia: Modernity and the

Multimedia Super Corridor: A Critical

Geography of Intelligent Landscapes

London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004

Based on fieldwork in Malaysia, this book

provides a critical examination of the

socio-spatial transformation of the country's main urban

region. In the late 20th century, Kuala Lumpur experienced

a spectacular redevelopment of urban space while the city

formed part of an extended metropolitan area. Particular

attention is paid here to the development of the Multimedia

Super Corridor, a high-tech zone which extends 50 kilometres

from the capital, and includes two new 'intelligent' cities,

Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.

Savage, Victor R. & Yeoh, Brenda

Toponymics: A Study of Singapore

Street Names

Singapore: Marshall Cavendish

International, 2004

A second edition of this book was

published in 2004. “Toponymics”, or the

study of place-names, provides us a fascinating means of

getting "under the skin" of places. Toponyms provide clues

to a wide variety of social, cultural, economic and political

phenomena and how they change. They may also serve

commemorative functions and reflect the power of elite

groups to shape landscape meanings. This book documents

the histories behind the street- and place-names.

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Johnston, Ron & Sidaway, James

Geography and Geographers: Anglo-

American Human Geography since 1945

Arnold: London and Oxford University

Press, sixth edition, 2004

Geography and Geographers provides

a survey of the major debates, key

thinkers and schools of thought in human geography in the

English-speaking world, setting them within the context of

economic, social, cultural and political as well as intellectual

changes. It focuses on the debates among geographers about

what their discipline should study and how that should be

done, and draws on a wide reading of the geographical

literature produced during a 50-year period which is

characterised by both growth in the number of academic

geographers and substantial shifts in conceptions of the

discipline's scientific rationale. The pace and volume of

change within the discipline shows no sign of diminishing,

and this sixth edition has been extensively revised and updated

to reflect both continued developments within established

fields of inquiry and the introduction of significantly new

approaches during the last decade. There is more material

on cultural geography, 'radical approaches', and feminist

geographies, alongside comprehensive coverage of recent

changes across the discipline. Above all, the book maintains

its traditional strength of offering a thoroughly contemporary

perspective on human geography.

Yeung, Henry Wai-chung

Chinese Capitalism in a Global Era:

Towards Hybrid Capitalism

Routledge Advances in International

Political Economy Series, London:

Routledge, 2004

Chinese Capitalism in a Global Era

examines the dynamic ways in which millions of ethnic Chinese

in East and Southeast Asian economies organise their economic

activities. It analyses how Chinese capitalism has changed

under conditions of contemporary globalisation and anticipates

what the future holds for it. The book challenges the

conventional notion of Chinese capitalism as "crony capitalism",

based around kinship networks and untouched by globalisation.

The book is comprehensive in its scope of analysis,

interdisciplinary in its coverage of literature, and well

grounded in a wide variety of empirical evidence that addresses

different sectors and economies in Asia.

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Derderian, R. L.

Becoming Visible: North Africans in

Contemporary France

New York: Palgrave, London, United

Kingdom: Macmillan, 2004

This book centers on a number of unusual

developments which took place in France

during the period from 1975 to 1995. In particular it focuses

on the rise of political and cultural initiatives from the North

African immigrant community as well as the first national

television series and museum exhibitions featuring ethnic

minority communities in France. Drawing from interviews,

private archival sources, and a variety of unexploited

audiovisual material gathered during fieldwork in the Paris

region, the book examines what this history tells us about

the prospects for greater recognition and acceptance of

ethnic diversity in France.

Murfett, M., John N. Miksic, Brian Farrell

& M. Chiang

Between Two Oceans: A Military History

of Singapore from First Settlement to

Final British Withdrawal

Marshall Cavendish Academic, 2004

This book was originally published by

Oxford University Press (OUP) in 1999 and Marshall Cavendish,

in buying out the OUP publishing company in Singapore,

believed that this was one title that ought to be reprinted

and redistributed because of its marketing potential. After

all, this is the only book on the military history of Singapore

that takes the story from its earliest origins as a trading

settlement in the twelfth and thirteenth century right up to

the final British withdrawal in 1976. This story is explored

in a series of penetrating, vivid and authoritative chapters

written using the latest primary and secondary sources by

four historians with a wealth of experience of living and

working in the republic. They have charted a fascinating

story of the highs and lows of military involvement from the

establishment of its original defences, through rebuilding

and upgrading schemes under the British colonial

administration, to Singapore's key role in British strategic

and defence policy during the inter-war years. In its final

chapters, the book re-examines the problems of the so-called

Singapore Strategy and the fall of Malaya and Singapore in

1941-42, the traumatic Japanese occupation (1942-45) and

the colonial aftermath that eventually saw the British cutting

their losses and leaving the republic in the lurch (1968-76).

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Farrell, Brian P.

Leadership and Responsibility in the

Second World War: Essays in Honour

of Robert Vogel

McGill-Queens University Press, 2004

Political office, diplomatic appointment

and military command share, among other

things, the authority to make decisions on state policy and

the power to direct others to carry them out. Along with

power and authority should come responsibility. This can be

defined as standing up to be held accountable as an officer

of the state for decisions made and directions given. Without

responsibility, power has been well defined as "the prerogative

of the harlot through the ages." This aspect is common to all

levels of leadership, although it might be fair to say the

higher the office the greater the need to take responsibility.

Has there been any connection between the results produced

by leaders and their readiness to be held accountable for

their actions?

These essays can not produce any systematic let alone

definitive answer to such a question, but they can and do

investigate how different leaders in different positions, times

and circumstances met a universal challenge. The essays

examine how different Western leaders before, during and

after the Second World War, faced up to the most important

challenges of leadership by analysing how they handled the

pressures to stand accountable for the decisions they made,

the directions they gave, and the results that ensued.

Farrell, Brian P.

The Defence and Fall of Singapore


Stroud: Tempus Publishing Limited, 2005

Winston Churchill defined the fall of

Singapore in 1942 by calling it "the worst

disaster" in British military history. That

fall, heavy and humiliating defeat though it was, did not cost

the Allies the war against Japan. In fact easy victory made

the Japanese too confident, which cost them dearly in the

long run. Nevertheless Churchill knew what he was talking

about, but his remark has long been misunderstood. The loss

of Singapore was a painful military defeat. But the disaster

to which Churchill referred was political. Losing Singapore

so quickly and easily exploded all arrangements the British

made to defend their Empire in the Far East - and shattered

the confidence their imperial partners had in those

arrangements, and in British leadership in imperial defence.

Japanese actions mattered, but were not decisive. The British

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Empire brought on political disaster by the way it planned,

prepared for, and then fought this first campaign in a modern

war against Japan. This book explains how and why.

Barnard, T. P. (Ed.)

Contesting Malayness: Malay Identity

Across Boundaries

Singapore: Singapore University Press,


People who call themselves Malay - Melayu

- are found in many countries, united by

a notional shared identity but separated by political

boundaries, divergent histories, variant dialects, and

peculiarities of local experience. The term 'Malay', widely

used and readily understood in the region, turns out to be

remarkably difficult to define or explain. This book assembles

research developed by a wide range of scholars on the theme

of how Malays have identified themselves in time and place.

The essays describe some of the historical and cultural

patterns that make up the Malay world, but taken as a whole

they demonstrate the impossibility of offering a definition

or even a description of 'Melayu' that is not rife with omissions

and contradictions.

Borschberg, P. (Ed.)

Iberians in the Singapore-Melaka Area

(16th to 18th Century). South China

and Maritime Asia, 14, edited by

R. Ptak and T. Hoellmann

Wiebaden: Harrassowitz, Lisbon:

Fundacao Oriente, 2004

This collection of essays places the Straits of Singapore and

Melaka and their surrounding regions in a larger pattern of

world trade and international diplomacy between of

approximately 1500-1800. The contributions contained in this

volume address a range of interdisciplinary issues pertaining

to the presence and expansion of Portuguese and Spanish

influence across the region. The authors draw on a wide

range of source material in Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and

Chinese, making some of them accessible to an English

language readership for the first time.

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Dubois, T. D.

The Sacred World of a Chinese Village:

Social Change and Religious Life in

Rural North China

Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2005

The Sacred Village introduces local

religious life in Cang County, Hebei

Province, as a lens through which to view the larger issue of

how rural Chinese perspectives and behaviours were shaped

by the sweeping social, political, and demographic changes

of the last two centuries. Thomas DuBois combines new

archival sources in Chinese and Japanese with his own

fieldwork to produce a work that is compelling and intimate

in detail. This dual approach also allows him to address the

integration of external networks into local society and religious

mentality and posit local society as a particular sphere in

which the two are negotiated and transformed. The book

presents fascinating and important aspects of local religious

life: the production of religious knowledge, the significance

of formal ecclesiastical structures, the rise of new religious

movements, millenarianism during the Japanese occupation,

the ongoing place of sectarian groups in ritual life, and the

relationship between religion and the village community.

Anthony Reid

An Indonesian Frontier: Acehnese and

Other Histories of Sumatra

Singapore: Singapore University Press,


Sumatra is a vast and understudied island

with a population of 43 million people

divided into a variety of ethnic groups. Apart from William

Marsden's great study of 1783, few serious historical works

deal with Sumatra's history, and even fewer attempt to

describe that history as a coherent whole.

The book is the fruit of 40 years' study of Sumatran history.

While seeking patterns of coherence in this vast island, it

focuses on Aceh, which has both the most illustrious past

and the most troubled present of any Sumatran region.

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Tan, T. Y.

The Garrison State Military,

Government and Society in Colonial


New Delhi: SAGE, 2005

Following the Mutiny of 1857, various

factors impelled the British to turn to the

province of Punjab in north-western India as the principal

recruiting ground for the Indian Army. This book examines

the process by which the politics and political economy of

colonial Punjab was militarised by the province's position as

the 'sword arm' of the Raj.

The militarisation of the administration in the Punjab was

characterised by a conjunction of the military, civil and

political authorities. This led to the emergence of a uniquely

civil-military regime, a phenomenon that was not replicated

anywhere else in British India, indeed in the Empire. Analysing

these events, this book studies the manner in which the

Punjab became the main recruiting ground for the Indian

Army. It also looks at how certain districts were selected for

military recruitment, and the factors motivating the 'military

classes' among the Punjabis to join the Army. The book also

discusses the effects of the First World War on the recruitment

process in the Punjab, and highlights the role the civil-military

regime played in the politics of the Punjab, its survival after

the Second World War and the manner in which it handled

the demand for Pakistan and the subsequent partitioning of

the province.

Kratoska, P., R. Raben & H. Schulte

Nordholt (Eds.)

Locating Southeast Asia: Geographies

of Knowledge and Politics of Space

Singapore: Singapore University Press;

Leiden: KITLV Press and Ohio: Ohio

University Press, 2005

Southeast Asia summons images of tropical forests and

mountains, islands and seas, and a multitude of languages,

cultures and religions. Yet the area has never formed a unified

political vision nor has it developed cultural unity. Academics

have defined Southeast Asia over the years as what is left

over after subtracting Australia, the South Pacific islands,

China and India. More technically, Southeast Asia is defined

as consisting of eleven countries: the ten members of ASEAN

(Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/

Burma, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam),

and Timor Lesté.

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This book considers Southeast Asia from a range of disciplinary

perspectives. The authors - from Southeast Asia, Europe,

Australia, and the United States - address climate; perceptions

from the seas as seen by fishermen, naval officers, and

governments; urbanisation and industrialisation; improvements

in transport and communications; and the world of

impoverished small farmers and marginalised minorities.

Contributors also discuss borders, monetary networks,

transnational flows of people, goods and information, and

knowledge in shaping Southeast Asia.

Tsu Yun Hui, Timothy

The Chinese in Japanese-Colonised

Korea, 1924 (Translated from Japanese

to Chinese with an Introduction by the


Taipei: The Society of Overseas Chinese

Studies, 2004

This is the Chinese translation of the most detailed Japanese

account of Chinese in colonial Korea. Although valuable as

a primary source, it has remained virtually unknown among

scholars of the Chinese diaspora. This Chinese translation

will make it accessible to scholars who do not usually work

with Japanese materials.

Thang Leng Leng & Wei-Hsin Yu (Eds.)

Old Challenges, New Strategies?

Women, Work and Family in

Contemporary Asia.

Leiden: Brill Publisher, 2004

This book explores women's working and

family lives in contemporary East and

Southeast Asia. Besides focusing on conflict between family

and work roles, structural obstacles in the workplace, and

the impact of state policies on wemen's well-being, it also

discusses strategies that women employ in response to

structural constraints within these contexts. The book covers

a particularly wide range of societies, some of which have

rarely been studied in contemporary Asia. By comparing ten

Asian economies that are at different stages of economic

development, the ways in which gender relations transform

in the course of development are demonstrated.

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Syed Muhd Khairuddin Aljunied

Rethinking Raffles: A Study of Sir

Thomas Stamford Raffles' Discourse on

Religions Amongst Malays

Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Academic,


Based on a study of Sir Stamford Raffles'

letters and related documents, the book argues that Raffles

had a variety of opinions about the religions observed amongst

the Malays that he encountered during his tour of duty in the

Malay Archipelago. These religions included Islam, Hinduism-

Buddhism, Paganism and Christianity. The common idea

running through these opinions that the author had identified

was Raffles' unwillingness to accept that the Malays should

continue to maintain the religious beliefs which he observed

amongst them. The author further argues that Raffles had

an ambivalent stance with regard to these religions, an

attitude that would attest to the "shades of alterity" lingering

in his mind and perhaps in the minds of most Europeans at

that time.

Shaharuddin Maaruf (Ed.)

Bukan Binatang Buruan Kumpulan Sajak

Sidek Saniff 1955-2004

Singapore: Singapore Malay Language

Council, Ministry of Information,

Communications and the Arts, 2004

This is a collection of poems by Sidek

Saniff, edited, introduced and translated into English by the

editor. Spanning from the time of British colonialism, through

the poet's experience in Singapore politics and as a cabinet

minister, the collection is an important contribution to the

study of Malay elite, the development of Malay nationalism,

as well to the social history of Singapore Malays.

Chan, A. K. L. & Sor-hoon Tan (Eds.)

Filial Piety in Chinese Thought and


London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004

Concern with xiao, often translated as

filial piety, pervades all aspects of Chinese

civilisation throughout its history. Its

nature is complex; hermeneutical and philosophical problems

already accompany the appearance of the term in the earliest

extant ancient texts. Its meaning and practice evolved over

time, responding to the changing circumstances of Chinese

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life. The myriad expressions of filial piety account for both

strengths and weaknesses of Chinese society. Almost invariably

lauded as a virtue that promotes social cohesion, in practice

filial piety could pose problems for government and social

order. This volume of works by sinologists, historians, and

philosophers examines the various ways in which filial piety

has influenced Chinese civilisation. Its authors raise questions

such as: How did the different Chinese philosophical traditions

understand the concept? Does it owe more to nature or

nurture? Is it a universal or a gendered virtue? How did both

theory and practice of filial piety change over time? How

does the concept underpin the ethics and social vision of

Confucianism, Daoism and Chinese Buddhism? How did the

practice of filial piety shape Chinese religions, politics and

society? In what way is filial piety still relevant today?

Ten, C. L.

A Conception of Toleration

Marshall Cavendish International, 2004

Toleration is a central value and virtue

in social and political life. The essays in

this volume discuss the nature,

significance, and limits of toleration in

various social and political contexts. In the opening essay,

which gives the volume its title, a particular conception of

toleration is defended. This conception does not involve the

endorsement of that which is tolerated. For example, those

who tolerate a practice or a form of behaviour, put up with

it, even though they may dislike or disapprove of it. Religious

toleration often invokes this conception of toleration, rather

than scepticism about religious truth, or the endorsement of

all permissible religious practices. So religious people,

convinced of the truth of their own religion, still have reason

to tolerate what they regard as error.

Ten, C. L.

Was Mill a Liberal?

Marshall Cavendish International, 2004

John Stuart Mill predicted that his essay

On Liberty, first published in 1859, was

likely to survive longer than anything else

that he had written. His prediction has

been proven correct. The subject of the essay, which he

described as "the nature and limits of the power which can

be legitimately exercised by society over the individual"

remains a topic of central interest, as does Mill's own

contribution to it. In the author's earlier book, Mill on Liberty

(1980), he gave a detailed and sympathetic interpretation

of the nature and basis of Mill's defence of liberty. All the

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essays in the current volume were published since then, and

all of them have been at the invitations of editors of journals

or books, or the organisers of conferences. Most of them

explore further Mill's case for liberty in the light of different

interpretations of his work given by others. But the last two

papers also discuss his views of related matters, such as other

aspects of his ethical and political beliefs.

Ten, C. L.

Multiculturalism and the Value of


Marshall Cavendish International, 2004

The essays in this volume explore the

significance of plurality and diversity in

our moral, social, and political lives. The

opening essay, which gives the volume its title, discusses

these issues in the context of multiculturalism. A culture is

of value not only to members of the particular cultural group,

but also to non-members, and to society at large. Related

essays in the volume discuss the notion of social identity,

and the extent to which individuals and groups may legitimately

claim a degree of autonomy from the demands of others.

Ten, C. L.

The Soundest Theory of Law

Marshall Cavendish International, 2004

The papers in this volume focus on two

central issues in the philosophy of law,

the relationship between law and

morality, and crime and punishment. In

the essay which gives the title to the volume, it is argued

that, although in many legal systems there are in fact

significant connections between law and morality, these

connections are not conceptually or logically necessary.

They depend on various social practices. Ronald Dworkin's

famous attempt to undermine the legal positivist's separation

of law from morality is rejected, and it is argued that Dworkin's

own positive theory of law may indeed be quite compatible

with certain versions of legal positivism. Other essays explore

the notion of a wicked legal system, the rule of law, and

various perspectives on the nature of law.

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Rappa, Antonio L.

Globalisation: An Asian Perspective on

Modernity and Politics in America

Marshall Cavendish, 2004

The central metaphor in Globalisation:

Modernity and Politics in America is in

part constructed out of Michel Foucault's

use of the metaphor in his work on Madness and Civilisation.

Contrary to Foucault's vessel called The Ship of Fools

metaphor is used in this book to represent the kind of

modernity that appears to have developed since the Industrial

Revolution in the West. This modernity engulfs the entire

philosophical, political, social, economic, religious, and

cultural dimensions of Western nations from Europe to the

Americas. The framework for this book is designed around

the historical, social, cultural, and normative perceptions of

American government at home and abroad. The book is

divided into several chapters that explore the central metaphor

and the themes of hope, optimism and progress in modernity.

It also takes on a slice of modernity as viewed from Asia.

This book uses the American case as the primary vehicle for

exploring the subtleties and nuances of the politics of


Haque, M. Shamsul & Mudacumura,

Gedeon (Eds.)

Handbook of Development Policy


New York: Marcel Dekker, 2004

Due to contemporary trends toward

diminishing diversity in development

thinking, reduction of multidimensional development into

economic calculus, exclusion of serious non-economic issues

from policy debates, and worsening developmental conditions

worldwide, there is an urgent need to undertake serious

development studies to encounter such an anti-developmental

global context. Development scholars need to re-examine

the recent changes in theoretical orientations, practical

policies, sectoral priorities, and institutional choices. This

volume explores these unprecedented changes, evaluates

their implications, and explores future alternatives. It brings

together diverse contributions dealing with multiple facets

of development, and represents a rich source of broad-based

learning that highlights both theoretical underpinnings and

practical policies and issues in development.

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Kalyani Mehta (Ed.)

Untapped Resources: Women in Ageing

Societies Across Asia

Marshall Cavendish Academic

International, 2005

This book is the second edition, and covers

the following countries: Japan, Korea,

Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Philippines. The first

edition was published in 1997.

In a fast greying global situation, Asia is projected to be the

home of more than five billion people above the age of 60

by the middle of the 21st century. The rate of population

ageing varies between countries, and so does the preparation

for the challenges of the changing demographic profile. This

book advocates a gender-sensitive approach to policy planning

and service provision for male and female elderly. The

cumulative lifespan advantages and disadvantages are

gendered in most countries, and taking note of this fact is

imperative for policy and service planners.

Erb, Maribeth, Priyambudi Sulistiyanto

& Carole Faucher

Regionalism in Post-Suharto Indonesia

London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2005

Since the fall of the Suharto regime,

forces pressing for regional autonomy

have strengthened in Indonesia, with

some people arguing that the country is in danger of

disintegrating. This book examines a range of issues connected

with decentralisation and regional autonomy in Indonesia,

especially focusing on various local contexts. The multiple

issues that are dealt with in this volume include: ethnic

revival and violence; corruption, collusion and nepotism; the

complexities of administrative reorganization and the forging

of new networks; reshaping of cultural identity; new emerging

social hierarchies; and new conflicts over the use of environment.

Hadiz, Vedi R. & Dhakidae Daniel

Social Science and Power in Indonesia

Indonesia: Equinox Publishing;

Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian

Studies, 2005

The premise of Social Science and Power

in Indonesia is that the role and

development of social sciences in Indonesia over the past 50

years are inextricably related to the sifting requirements of

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power. What is researched and what is not, which frameworks

achieve paradigmatic status while others are marginalised,

and which kinds of social scientists become influential while

others are ignored are all matters of power. These and other

important themes and issues are critically explored by some

of Indonesia's foremost social scientists in this seminal work.

Daniels, P.W., Ho, K.C. & Hutton, T.A.


Service Industries and Asia-Pacific

Cities - New Development Trajectories

London and New York: Routledge, 2005

During the second half of the 20th

century, development in the Asia-Pacific

region has been dominated by industrialisation. However, at

the beginning of the 21st century, services, in particular

finance, information and creative services, have become

deeply embedded in the processes of urban growth.

In the Asia-Pacific, the rise of service industries has led to

national modernisation programmes and globalisation

strategies. Services are also driving change in the internal

form of city regions and are being actively deployed as

instruments of metropolitan reconfiguration and land use

changes. These changes have created problems such as social

polarisation and the displacement of traditional industries

and residential districts. Also, there are tensions between

local and global processes in the development of service

industries, and between the imperatives of competitive

advantage and sustainable development. Service Industries

and Asia-Pacific Cities brings together a multi-disciplinary

team of experts to explore and illustrate the theoretical,

conceptual and practical issues arising from the transformation

of Asia-Pacific cities by service industries.

Berger, Peter A. & Schmidt, Volker H.


Welche Gleichheit, welche Ungleichheit?

Grundlagen der Ungleichheitsforschung

[Which Equality, Which Inequality?

Foundations of Inequality Research]

Wiesbaden: Verlag für

Sozialwissenschaften, 2004

Given that social inequalities exist in many different forms

and that these different forms impact very differently on

different aspects of life, the edited book aims to lay conceptual

foundations for sociological inequality research by proposing

strategies for prioritising inequalities in terms of their social

scientific and/or sociopolitical relevance.

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Tan, Ern Ser

Does Class Matter? Social Stratification

and Orientations in Singapore

Singapore: World Scientific, 2004

This book provides a comprehensive

portrait of class structure, dynamics, and

orientations in Singapore - understood

as a new nation, a capitalist and emerging knowledge economy,

a largely middle-class society, and a polity with a strong

state - at the turn of the new millennium. It introduces a

wide array of recent data on a broad range of topics relating

to social stratification in Singapore: class structure, political

participation, political alienation, national pride, welfarism,

success values, unionism, social mobility, the digital divide,

and the sandwich generation. To capture the lived experiences

of people from different social classes, thereby complementing

the numerous tables presented, the book also profiles six

case studies of individuals or families, highlighting the

challenges they face and the options they possess.

Adnan, Shapan

Migration, Land Alienation and Ethnic

Conflict Causes of Poverty in the

Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh

Dhaka: Research and Advisory Services,


This is a study of the forced migration,

political subordination and economic impoverishment of the

indigenous or 'Hill' peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT)

in southeastern Bangladesh, bordering eastern India and

western Myanmar. Based on several rounds of fieldwork over

1998-2002, conducted in the aftermath of decades of counterinsurgency

warfare, the book provides an updated picture of

the socio-economic conditions of these ethnic minority groups.

A photographic section with nearly 200 colour plates illustrates

the physical landscape and social contexts of the CHT, as

observed during fieldwork.

Ileto, Reynaldo

The Diorama Experience:

A Visual History of the Philippines

Manila: Ayala Foundation, 2004

This is a guidebook to the Ayala Museum's

historical dioramas with 51 historical

essays by Ileto. According to museum

director Dr F. Baker, “[Ileto's essays] will inevitably engender

new questions and pose new challenges as succeeding

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generations re-evaluate and re-interpret our history several

years hence.”

Miksic, John N. and Cheryl-Ann Low

Mei Gek (Eds.)

Early Singapore 1300s-1819: Evidence

in Maps, Text and Artefacts

Singapore: Singapore History Museum,


This edited volume summarises research

on pre-colonial Singapore history and archaeology. Miksic

also contributed a chapter, "14th-century Singapore: a port

of trade."

Miksic, John N. (Ed.)

Karaton Surakarta

Jakarta: Yayasan Pawiyatan Kabudayan

Karaton Surakarta, 2004

This edited book comprises essays by 25

Javanese scholars. It documents the

history and traditions of the royal palace

of Surakarta, which claims a lineage stretching back to pre-

Islamic times.

Pholsena, Vatthana and Ruth Banomyong

Le Laos au XXIème siècle. Les défis de

l'intégration régionale ("Laos in the

Twenty-first Century. The Challenges

of Regional Integration")

Bangkok: IRASEC, 2004

The book aims to define Laos' new

geopolitical position in Southeast Asia in the post Cold-War

era. It also analyses the country's foreign policy, with a

special focus on its relationships with Vietnam and Thailand;

its relationship with ASEAN since 1997; and the changes in

culture and society under the penetration of external


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Asian Diasporas: Re-visiting the Chinese and South Asian


Organised by the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and the

Chinese Heritage Centre

Symposium for the Studies on Penang Chinese

Organised by Department of Chinese Studies

Third International Conference on Chinese Sociolinguistics

Organised by Department of Chinese Studies and ICCSL3

NUS-University of Melbourne Joint Workshop 2004

Organised by Department of Economics (NUS) and University

of Melbourne

“Problematising Global Knowledge” Colloquium

Organised by Department of English Language & Literature

The City As Target: An International Experts' Workshop

Organised by Department of English Language & Literature

and Department of History

Asian Transnational Families

Organised by Department of Geography (NUS) and the Asian


American Studies Inside and Out: Studying and Teaching

About the United States in an Age of Globalisation

Organised by Department of History

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Globalisation, Localisation and Japanese Studies in the

Asia-Pacific Region

Organised by Department of Japanese Studies (NUS) and the

International Research Center for Japanese Studies

(Nichibunken), Japan

Singapore Under Lee Hsien Loong: Continuity/Change

Organised by Department of Political Science

Singapore Forum on Politics 2005: Towards an Open and

Inclusive Society

Organised by Department of Political Science

Post-Cold War International Order and Domestic Conflict

in Asia

Organised by Department of Sociology and Asia Research

Institute (NUS)

The Ethnography of Childhood Revisited

Organised by Department of Sociology and Asia Research

Institute (NUS)

Changing Asia Family

Organised by Department of Sociology and Asia Research

Institute (NUS)

Sociology of Urban and Regional Development

Organised by Department of Sociology (NUS), Department of

Architecture (NUS), Department of Real Estate (NUS) and the

International Sociological Association Research Committee

21 (ISA RC21)

International Seminar on “Global Challenges and Local

Responses: Trends and Developments in Society and


Organised by Department of Sociology

6th ASEAN Inter-University Seminars in Social Development

Organised by Department of Sociology

Transnational Religions: Interactions of the “Global” and


Organised by Department of Sociology

Southeast Asian Perspectives on ASEAN

Organised by Department of Sociology

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Classical Thai Music: Intensive Workshop

Organised by Southeast Asian Studies Programme and Centre

for Language Studies

Local Scholarship and the Study of Southeast Asia: Bridging

the Past and the Present

Organised by Southeast Asian Studies Programme

Contemporary Research on Pre-Angkor Cambodia

Organised by Southeast Asian Studies Programme

The Inaugural CLS International Conference CLaSIC 2004

Organised by Centre for Language Studies

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Editorial Appointments

Department of Chinese Studies

Assoc Prof Lee Cheuk Yin

• Historiography: Theory & Criticism (Taiwan)

(Executive Editor; 1997-present)

• International Confucian Studies (China)

(Member; 2000-present)

Research Series on Sinology (Hong Kong)

(Chief Editor; 2002-present)

• Monograph Series on Southeast Asian Chinese

(Singapore, New Jersey)

(Chief Editor; 2001-present)

• Chinese Cultural Series (Singapore)

(Chief Editor; 2000-present)

Dr Lee Chee Hiang

• Journal of the South Seas Society (Singapore)

(Chief Editor; 2004-present)

• Journal of Medieval China Study (Taiwan)

(Member; 2002-present)

Assoc Prof Liu Hong

• Monograph Series Southeast Asia and China: Historical and

Contemporary Perspectives (Singapore)

(Co-Editor; 2004-present)

• Monograph Series on the Chinese Overseas (Hong Kong)

(Associate Editor-in-Chief; 2000-present)

• Monograph Series on Southeast Asian Chinese

(Singapore, New Jersey)

(Member; 1998-present)

Research Series on Southeast Asia and the Chinese Overseas

(Xiamen, China)

(Member; 2002-present)

• Journal of the Chinese Overseas

(Member; 2003-present)

Dr Lo Yuet Keung

• Asian Culture (Singapore)

(Member; 2002-present)

• Journal on Zhu Xi Studies (Malaysia)

(Advisory Board Member; 2004-present)

Dr Wang Hui

• Journal of Chinese Language and Computing (Singapore)

(Executive Editor; present)

Dr Gabriel Wu Yeow Chong

• Asian Chinese Literature Series (Taiwan)

(Member; present)

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Department of English Language & Literature

Assoc Prof Rajeev Patke

• Marshall Cavendish International (S)

(Member, Advisory Committee, Board of Advisors;


• Cultural Politics


University of Durham (UK)

(Member, Review Panel; 2004-present)

Assoc Prof Philip Holden

• ELT (English Literature in Transition)

(Member; 2002-present)

Assoc Prof John Whalen-Bridge

• Connotations

(Member; 2001-present)

• Journal of Modern Literature

(Guest Editor for special issue on Norman Mailer;


Assoc Prof Ismail Talib

• Journal of Commonwealth Literature

(Member; 1999-present)

Assoc Prof Anne Pakir

• Marshall Cavendish International (S)

(Member, International Board of Advisors, and Chair of

special academic cluster: Language and Linguistics;


• Annual Review of Applied Linguistics

(Member, International Editorial Board; 1997-2004)

• World Englishes: Journal of English as an International

and Intranational Language

(Member, International Editorial Board; 1993-present)

• Current Issues in Language Planning

(Member, International Editorial Board; 1999-present)

• The International Journal of Multilingualism

(Member, International Editorial Board; 2003-present)

• Language and Education

(Member, International Editorial Board; 1998-present)

• Multilingualism and Linguistic Diversity

(Member, International Editorial Board; 1998-present)

• Language Policy (Book Series)

(Member, International Editorial Board; 2000-present)

• Asian Englishes Today (Book Series)

(Member, International Advisory Board; 2001-present)

• Journal of Asian Englishes

(Editorial Advisor; 1997-present)

• Times Media Academic Publishing

(Member, Board of Advisors; 2002-present)

esearch report 2004

Assoc Prof John Phillips

• Theory, Culture and Society

(Member; 2002-2004)

• Lemmata

(Member; 2000-present)

Assoc Prof Ryan Bishop

• Cultural Politics

(Co-Editor; 2003-present)

• Lemmata

(Member; 2003-present)

Dr Sunita Abraham

• Journal of Second Language Writing

(Member; 2000-present)

Dr Michelle Lazar

• Discourse and Society

(Member; 2000-present)

• Visual Communication

(Member; 2000-present)

• Linguistics and the Human Sciences

(Member, International Editorial Board; 2003-present)

Dr Chitra Sankaran

• Postcolonial Text

(Member; 2004-present)

Prof K.P. Mohanan

• South Asian Languages and Linguistics

(Associate Editor; 1997-present)

• Linguistic Variation Yearbook

(Member; 2001-present)

Prof Christopher Stroud

• Interpreting: International Journal of Research and Practice

in Interpreting

(Associate Editor; 1997-present)

• International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

(Member; 2001-present)

• Nordic Languages as Second Languages

(Member; 2001-pesent)

Assoc Prof Robbie Goh

• Lemmata

(Member; 2003-present)

• Annotated Bibliography of English Studies

(Editorial Advisor; 2003-present)

Department of Geography

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Editorial Appointments

Assoc Prof Shirlena Huang

• Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography

(Director; 2004-present)

Prof Lily Kong

• Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography

(Member; 1993-present)

• Australian Geographical Studies

(International Editorial Advisory Board Member;


• Journal of Geographical Science

(Member; 2001-present)

• Journal of Geography in Higher Education

(Member; 2001-present)

• Landscape Research

(Member; 1995-present)

• Progress in Human Geography

(Member; 1999-present)

Social and Cultural Geography

(Member; 1999-persent)

• Children’s Geographies

(Commissioning Editor; 2001-present)

• Popular Culture and Politics in Asia Pacific

(Series Advisor; 2002-present)

• Pacific Rim Geographies

(Series Editor; 1997-present)

• Material Religion, Berg, Oxford

(International Editorial Board Member; 2003-present)

• Asia-Pacific Viewpoint, Blackwell

(International Editorial Board Member; 2003-present)

• Journal of Geography of Religion and Belief Systems

(Editorial Board Member; 2004-present)

Assoc Prof T.C. Chang

• Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography

(Member; 2004-present)

• Current Issues in Tourism

(Member; 1998-present)

Assoc Prof David Higgitt

• Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography

(Member; 2004-present)

• Journal of Geography in Higher Education

(Editor; 2002-present)

Assoc Prof K. Raguraman

• Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography

(Member; 1992-present)

Editorial Appointments

Assoc Prof Victor R. Savage

• Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography

(Member; 2004-present)

• Geographical Review of Japan

(Member; 2002-present)

• Geografiska Annaler

(International Editorial Advisory Board Member;


• Marshall Cavendish Publishing

(Executive Board Member and Editor for Geography and

Environment subject area; 2003-present)

Assoc Prof James Sidaway

• Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography

(Editor; 2004-present)

• Arab World Geography

(Member; 2004-present)

• Geopolitics

(Member; 1997-2007)

• Asia-Pacific Viewpoint

(Member; 2004-2007)

• New Zealand Geographer

(Member; 2005-present)

Assoc Prof Peggy Teo

• Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography

(Editor; 2004-present)

• ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism

(Member; 2002-present)

• Journal of Sustainable Development

(Member; 2004-present)

• Ageing and Society

(Overseas Editor; 2004-present)

• Asian Population Studies

(International Advisory Board Member; 2004-present)

Assoc Prof Wong Poh Poh

• Tourism Geographies

(Resource Editor; 1999-2004)

• Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography

(Member; 2004-present)

Prof Brenda Yeoh

• Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography

(Book Review Editor; 2000-present)

• Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

(Advisory Board Member; 1996-present)

• Cultural Geographies

(Editorial Advisory Board Member; 2000-present)

• Gender, Place and Culture

(Editor; 2004-present)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

research report 2004

• Asian and Pacific Migration Journal

(Member; 2002-present)

• Geoforum

(Member; 2003-present)

• Urban Studies

(International Advisory Board Member; 2004-present)

Assoc Prof Henry Yeung

• Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography

(Business Manager; 1996-present)

• Environment and Planning A

(Editor; 2001-present)

• Economic Geography

(Editor; 2003-present)

• Global Network: A Journal of Transnational Affairs

(Asia-Pacific Editor; 1999-present)

• Journal of Economic Geography

(International Advisory Board Member; 2001-present)

• Review of International Political Economy

(Co-Editor; 2004-present)

• European Urban and Regional Studies

(Editorial Advisory Board Member; 2001-present)

• Journal of Business in Developing Nations

(Member; 1997-present)

• Asia Pacific Journal of Management

(Editorial Review Board Member; 1999-present)

• International Journal of Urban Sciences

(Editorial Advisory Board Member; 1997-present)

• Annals of the Japan Association of Economic Geographers

(Advisory Committee Member; 2003-present)

Dr Carl Grundy-Warr

• Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography

(Member; 1993-present)

• Geopolitics

(Member; 1999-present)

Dr Tim Bunnell

• Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography

(Member; 2000-present)

• Geografia (International On-line Journal of the Geography

Programme, School of Social, Development and

Environmental Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and

Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

(Member, International Advisory Panel; 2005-present)

Dr Lu Xixi

• Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography

(Member; 2005-present)

Dr Park Bae-Gyoon

• The Geographical Journal of Korea

(Member; 2001-present)

esearch report 2004

Department of History

Dr Timothy Barnard

• Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

(Associate Editor; 2001-present)

Assoc Prof Peter Borschberg

• Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

(Assistant Editor; 2002-present)

Assoc Prof Brian Farrell

• Journal of Military History

(Reader; 1990-present)

• Journal of the Australian War Memorial

(Referee; 2002-present)

Assoc Prof Ian Gordon

• Australasian Journal of American Studies

(Member; 1999-present)

• H-AMSTDY list on internet

(Managing Editor; 1999-2001, Member; 1999-present)

• Journal of American History

(International Contributing Editor; 2001-present)

• American Studies Asia

(Member; 2002-present)

• Image Text (Online journal)

(Member; 2003-present)

• Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Cambridge University

Press, UK

(Chairman; 2004)

Assoc Prof Huang Jianli

• China: An International Journal, East Asian Institute,


(Member; 2002-present)

• Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (Member; 2002-present)

Assoc Prof Paul Kratoska

• H-SEASIA Internet Discussion List

(Listowner and Editor; 1999-present)

Assoc Prof Albert Lau

• Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

(Member; 2002-present)

Dr Bruce Lockhart

• Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

(Editor; 2001-present)

• Encyclopaedia of Modern Asia, Berkshire Publishing, UK

(Associate Editor; 2001-present)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Assoc Prof Malcolm Murfett

• New Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford

(Associate Editor; 1997-present)

• Oxford Encyclopaedia of Maritime History, New York

(Associate Editor; 1998-present)

Dr Maitrii Aung-Thwin

• Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

(Assistant Review Editor; 2003-present)

Assoc Prof Maurizio Peleggi

• Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

(Review Editor; 2003-present)

Assoc Prof Tan Tai Yong

• Orient Longmans Monograph Series on Imperialism in Asia

(Editorial Consultant; 2000-present)

• Indian Review, USA

(International Editorial Board Member; 2000-present)

• International Journal of Punjab Studies, UK

(Member; 2001-present)

• Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

(Member; 2002-present)

Assoc Prof Yong Mun Cheong

• Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

(Member; 2002-present)

Department of Japanese Studies

Assoc Prof Thang Leng Leng

• Journal of Intergenerational Relationships

(Member; 2002-present)

• Singapore University Press

(Member; 2003-present)

Assoc Prof Tsu Yun Hui, Timothy

• Singapore University Press

(Member; 2003-present)

Department of Malay Studies

Dr Suriani Suratman

• Asian Journal of Social Science

(Review Editor; 2001-2005)

Editorial Appointments

Dr Jan van der Putten

• Indonesia and the Malay World (London)

(International Advisory Board Member; 2002-present)

Editorial Appointments

Department of Philosophy

Prof Ten Chin Liew

• Australasian Journal of Philosophy

(Member; 1982-2001, Associate Editor; 2002-present)

• Utilitas

(Member; 1989-present)

• Journal of Political Philosophy

(Member; 1993-present)

• Bioethics

(Member; 1992-present)

• Hybridity

(Member, International Board; 2000-present)

• Politics, Philosophy and Economics

(Member; 2002-present)

• Monash Bioethics Review

(Member; 1999-present)

• The Journal of Moral Philosophy

(Member; 2003-present)

Prof Chan Kam-Leung, Alan

• Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses

(Member, International Editorial Board; 1997-present)

• Hybridity

(Member; 1997-present)

Department of Political Science

Assoc Prof Lee Lai To

• Asian Journal of Political Science

(Chairman of Editorial Committee; 2000-present)

Prof Jon Quah Siew Tien

• Asian Journal of Political Science

(Co-Editor; 1998-present)

• Asian Journal of Public Administration

(Advisory Board Member; 1983-2004)

• Asian Pacific Journal of Public Administration

(Advisory Board Member; 2004-present)

• Governance: An International Journal of Policy and


(Member; 1996-present)

• International Review of Public Administration

(Member; 1999-present)

• Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government

(Member; 1998-present)

• Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial


(Member; 1997-present)

• Journal of Public Procurement

(Member; 2001-present)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

research report 2004

• Korean Corruption Studies Review

(Member; 1999-present)

• Political Studies

(International Advisory Board Member; 2000-present)

• Political Studies Review

(International Advisory Board Member; 2000-present)

• Public Administration and Policy

(International Advisory Board Member; 1998-present)

• Public Management Review

(Member; 2000-present)

• Public Administration in Asia Series, Marshall Cavendish

Academic Publishers

(Editor; 2002-present)

Assoc Prof M. Shamsul Haque

• International Review of Administrative Sciences

(Member; 1999-present)

• Public Organization Review: A Global Journal

(Member; 2000-present)

• Innovation Journal: Public Sector Innovation Journal

(Member; 2000-present)

• Politics, Administration and Change,

(Member; 1998-present)

• Korean Journal of Policy Studies,

(Member; 1999-present)

• International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior

(Guest Editor [one special issue]; 2003-present)

• International Journal of Public Administration

(Guest Editor [one special issue]; 2003-present)

Department of Social Work & Psychology

Assoc Prof David Chan

• Asia Pacific Journal of Management

(Member; 2001-present)

• Human Performance

(Member; 2000-present)

• International Journal of Selection and Assessment

(Member; 2001-present)

• Journal of Organizational Behavior

(Member; 1999-present)

• Journal of Organizational Behavior

(Consulting Editor; 2005-present)

• Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

(Member; 2001-present)

• Organizational Research Methods

(Member; 2004-present)

• Organizational Research Methods

(Special Issue on “Multilevel Methods and Statistics”)

(Guest Editor; 2004)

• Personnel Psychology (Member; 2002-present)

esearch report 2004

Dr Ng Guat Tin

• Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development

(Managing Editor; 2005-present)

Assoc Prof S. Vasoo

• Journal of Social Development Issues. Inter-university

Consortium for International Development

(Consulting Editor; 2005-present)

Department of Sociology

Prof Gavin Jones

• Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies

(International Advisory Board Member; 1990-present)

• Journal of Population Research

(Associate Editor; 2000-present)

• Asian Population Studies

(Editor; 2005-present)

Assoc Prof Ho Kong Chong

• Pacific Affairs

(Member; 2003-2006)

Assoc Prof Paulin Straughan

• Health Sociology Review

(Member; present)

Prof Stella Quah

• Marriage & Family Review (USA)

(International Board Member; 2003-present)

• Health Sociology Review (Australia)

(Editorial Advisory Board Member; 2003-present)

• British Journal of Sociology

(International Advisory Board Member; 2001-present)

• Journal of Sociology

(Official Journal of the Australian Sociological Association)

(International Board Member; 1998-present)

• Asian Population Studies

(International Advisory Board Member; 2004-2007)

• International Sociology

(Associate Editor; 1998-2004)

Assoc Prof Syed Farid Alatas

• Southeast Asian Journal of Social Sciences


Dr Vineeta Sinha

• Southeast Asian Journal of Social Sciences


Social Sciences in Asia


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Southeast Asian Studies Programme

Dr Goh Beng Lan

• Southeast Asia Publications Series, University of Wisconsin-


(Editorial Advisory Board Member; 2004-present)

Prof Reynaldo Ileto

• Philippine Studies

(International Advisory Board Member; 2004-present)

• Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

(International Advisory Board Member; 2004-present)

• Marshall Cavendish Publishers

(Academic Advisory Panel Member; 2002-present)

• Southeast Asia Publications Series, Asian Studies Association

of Australia

(Editorial Advisory Board Member; 1998-present)

Dr Niti Pawakapan

• Critical Asian Studies

(Member; present)

Centre for Language Studies

Editorial Appointments

Dr Chan Wai Meng

• e-FLT, Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching

(Editor; 2004-present)

• Journal of the Pacific CALL Association

(Member; 2004-present)

Dr Titima Suthiwan

• e-FLT, Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching

(Associate Editor; 2004-present)

Dr Chin Kwee Nyet

• e-FLT, Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching

(Member; 2004-present)

Dr Philippe Martin-Lau

• e-FLT, Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching

(Member; 2004-present)

Ms Rita Niemann

• e-FLT, Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching

(Member; 2004-present)

Mr Kim Dong-Ha

• e-FLT, Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching

(Member; 2004-present)

Mr Thach Ngoc Minh

• e-FLT, Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching

(Member; 2004-present)

Research Awards And Honours

Dr Lee Chee Hiang

Department of Chinese Studies

Won the International “Chaoxue Awards” (1st class), 2004

for the book entitled The Migration Experience of Overseas

Teochews which was edited by Dr Lee in 2003.

Assoc Prof Lee Cheuk Yin

Department of Chinese Studies

• Adjunct Professor, Hubei University (May 2004-present)

• External Examiner, M.A. in Comparative and Public History

Programme, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2004-2007)

• External Examiner, M.A. in Chinese Historical Studies

Programme, University of Hong Kong (2003-2005)

Assoc Prof Liu Hong

Department of Chinese Studies

• Adjunct Research Professor, Center for Southeast Asian

Studies, Xiamen University (May 2000-present)

• Adjunct Research Professor, Institute for Overseas Chinese

Studies, Jinan University (December 2002-present)

Assoc Prof Henry Yeung

Department of Geography

Received the Outstanding Overseas Researcher Award from

the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources

Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

Dr Wang Yi-Chen

Department of Geography

Won the third prize in the poster competition at the

Environmental Sciences Colloquium held at the University at

Buffalo, the State University of New York, on 16 April 2004.

Assoc Prof Anh Tuan Nuyen

Department of Philosophy

Appointed to the Bioethics Advisory Committee (BAC) for 2

years, commencing 20 January 2005.

Assoc Prof M. Shamsul Haque

Department of Political Science

• Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan,

26 June to 25 July 2004

• Visiting Professor, the Chinese University of Hong Kong,

January to May 2005

Dr Kripa Shridharan

Department of Political Science

• Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian

Studies, October 2004 to 2005

• International Scholar in Residence, the Stella Maries

College, University of Madras, December 2004

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

research report 2004

Assoc Prof S. Vasoo

Department of Social Work and Psychology

Advisor, Central Singapore Community Development Council

from 2005-2007.

Dr Narayanan Ganapathy

Department of Sociology

Awarded a fellowship for the Salzburg Seminar Session on

“Strengthening Democracy and Governance: Women and

Political Power” from 26 April to 4 May 2004.

esearch report 2004

Ph.D. Theses Completed

Department of Chinese Studies

Power Re-distribution in KMT: A Study of the Power Struggle

Between Nanjing and Guangzhou Government in 1931

Jin Yilin (Ph.D.)

In Search of “New” Man: A Study of Male Characters in

Women’s Writings of the May Fourth Era

Liau Ping Leng (Ph.D.)

A Study on Journeys to Nanyang in Modern Chinese Fiction

Nan Zhiguo (Ph.D.)

National Self-Survival: Qian Mu’s Views on History and


Wong Wun Bin (Ph.D.)

A Study of the Lyrical Fiction in Modern China

Xu Shuhong (Ph.D.)

A Study on Subjective Interventions in “Old Tales Retold”


Zhu Chongke (Ph.D.)

Department of Economics

Location Determinants of Foreign Logistics Firms in China:

A Discrete Choice Approach

Hong Junjie (Ph.D.)

Studies on China’s Segmented Stock Markets

Kong Jing (Ph.D.)

Stochastic Dominance in Stock Market

Lean Hooi Hooi (Ph.D.)

Essays on Financial Liberalisation

Lee Chee Tong (Ph.D.)

An Investigation of the Information Content of the Financial

Policies of China’s Listed Companies

Li Ning (Ph.D.)

Essays in Technology Gap and Process Spillovers at the

Firm Level

Luckraz Shravan (Ph.D.)

Higher Degree Theses Completed

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Foreign Investment Inflows, Government Institutions,

External Openness, and Economic Growth in Developing

Countries: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation

O.G. Dayaratna Banda (Ph.D.)

Reforming Formal Social Security System in Sri Lanka

P.D.L. Wasana Karunarathne (Ph.D.)

Effects of Temporal Aggregation and Systematic Sampling

on Model Dynamics and Causal Inference

Rajaguru Gulasekaran (Ph.D.)

Economic Liberalisation and Indian Manufacturing Industries:

Productivity Spillovers and Linkages

Sanja Samirana Pattnayak (Ph.D.)

Competition with Horizontal and Vertical Differentiation:

Location Theory and Experiments

Toh Gek See, Ruby (Ph.D.)

The Prospects for Monetary Integration in East Asia

Yuen Ling, Hazelyn (Ph.D.)

Department of English Language & Literature

Bazaar Malay: History, Grammar and Contact

Daw Khin Khin Aye (Ph.D.)

Grammatical Features of Singapore Colloquial English:

A Corpus-Based Variation Study

He Ji Sheng (Ph.D.)

An In-Depth Study of Discourse Particles in

Singapore English

Ler Soon Lay, Vivien (Ph.D.)

A Marxist Analysis of Populist 20th Century Thai and

American Fiction: Steinbeck, Saovaphong and Herbst

Prapaipan Aimchoo (Ph.D.)

The Dynamics of Literary Representation and Interpretation

in a Multilingual Environment: A Study of Selected Malaysian

and Singaporean Novels in English

Rosaly d/o Joseph Puthucheary (Ph.D.)

Dislodging Imperial Crates of Subalternity: A Study of the

Representations of the Indian Coolie Experience of Colonial


Shanthini Pillai (Ph.D.)

Higher Degree Theses Completed

Investigating Evaluative Language in Undergraduate

Argumentative Essays

Wu Siew Mei (Ph.D.)

The Pulitzer Prize Plays: Women Writers and their

Winning Ways

Yeo Loy Ngee, Anne Charlene (Ph.D.)

Envisioning the ‘Malay World’: A Study of Conrad’s

Eastern Tales

Yeow Swee Kim, Agnes (Ph.D.)

Department of History

Construction of Femininity: Girls’ Education in Singapore,


Kho Ee Moi (Ph.D.)

Economic Change in the Pattani Region, c.1880-1930:

Tin and Cattle in the Era of Siam’s Administrative Reforms

Mala Rajo Sathian (Ph.D.)

Department of Philosophy

Excursions on the Way: A Comparative Study of Wang Bi’s

Laozi and John Finnis’ New Classical Natural Law Theory

With Special Attention to the Relations Between

Metaphysical Speculation and Political Theorising

Chua Soo Meng, Jude (Ph.D.)

The Concept of Human Nature in Wei-Jin Chinese Philosophy

Wang Jinyi (Ph.D.)

Department of Political Science

Participation in Jihad as a Politico-Religious Form of

Collective Action

Dicky Sofjan (Ph.D.)

Problems of Decision Making in Rural Development NGOs:

A Case Study from India

Sarita Seshagiri (Ph.D.)

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

research report 2004

Bangladeshi Workers in Singapore: A Sociological Study of

Temporary Labor Migration

Md Mizanur Rahman (Ph.D.)

Southeast Asian Studies Programme

National Culture and Ethnic Cultures: Government Policy

and Performing Arts in 20th Century Indonesia

Julianti Lakshmi Parani (Ph.D.)

A Song for Lowalangi - The Interculturation of Catholic

Mission and Nias Traditional Arts with Special Respect

to Music

Manhart Thomas Markus (Ph.D.)

Power, Leadership and Morality: A Reading of Ken Arok’s

Images in Indonesian Literature and Popular Culture

Novita Dewi (Ph.D.)

esearch report 2004

Masters Theses Completed

Department of Chinese Studies

A Study of Chinese Leftist Poetry in Singapore (1965-1975)

Han Poh Tin (M.A.)

Cognitive Metaphor Theory: Applications and Controversies

Lee Tong King (M.A.)

The Concern for Women in Lin Hai Yin’s Fiction

Lee Wan Yin (M.A.)

The Construction of Hong Kong Identity in Sam Hui’s Films

and Canto-Pops

Liu Fang (M.A.)

A Study of Pre-Qin “Daoist” Thoughts: from Guodian to


Ong Bendick (M.A.)

In Search of Confucian Ideas in Early Warring-States - The

Case of the “Wuxing” Chapter from Guodian Chu Bamboo


Teoh Joo Kiow (M.A.)

A Critical Study of the Qing Chivalric Novel: The Seven

Knights-Errant and Five Altruists

Thia Peter (M.A.)

A Manifestation of a Sense of Crisis in Ci Written During

the Late Ming and Early Qing Period

Toh Chen Yeong (M.A.)

A Comparision of Person Deixis in Chinese and Vietnamese

Tran Thi Phuong Thao (M.A.)

The Textual Presentations of Maitreya in Dunhuang during

the Early Tang

Wee Sheau Theng (M.A.)

Department of Economics

Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment:

A Cross-country Study

Arathi Jayaram (M.Soc.Sci.)

Analysis of the Proposed China-Asean Free Trade Area:

A Gravity Model and RCAI Approach

Benjamin A. Roberts (M.Soc.Sci.)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Higher Degree Theses Completed

Rise of China’s Manufacturing Industry: Impact on

Neighbouring Economies

Chen Wei (M.Soc.Sci.)

Economic Evaluation of an Alternative Strategy for the

Diagnosis of Chest Pains

Cheng Chai Kiet, Terence (M.Soc.Sci.)

Environmental Damage Schedules: The Response to Public

Allocation Decisions?

Choa Yuh Yang, Edward (M.Soc.Sci.)

Modelling Long Memory in Exchange Rate Volatility

Ho Kin Yip (M.Soc.Sci.)

Institutional Investors, Financial Sector Development and

Economic Growth

Kuhan Harichandra (M.Soc.Sci.)

The Internalisation of Natural Capital Depreciation in a

Selected Macroeconomic Model: Implications for Short-

Run Analysis

Lawrence Ravishankar Sunderaj (M.Soc.Sci.)

China’s Integration to the World Economy and Impact on

Economic Links with Hong Kong

Li Jun (M.Soc.Sci.)

Tax Policy with Hyperbolic Discounting

Naris Sathapholdeja (M.Soc.Sci.)

Two Essays on Indeterminacy, Externalities and Growth

Sim Cheng Siang, Nicholas (M.Soc.Sci.)

Economic Incentives and Gender Discrimination in Schooling:

Theory and Evidence from Thai Hill Tribes

Swee Eik Leong (M.Soc.Sci.)

Port Privatisation, Efficiency and Competitiveness: Some

Empirical Evidence from Container Ports/Terminals

Wu Heng (M.Soc.Sci.)

Unemployment Insurance and its Effects on Duration of

Unemployment Spell

Wu Shuanglin (M.Soc.Sci.)

Revisit the Volume versus GARCH Effects - Evidence from

China Stock Markets

Xu Jun (M.Soc.Sci.)

Higher Degree Theses Completed

Long-Run Effects of Government Policy in the Growth

Model with Creative Destruction

Xu Wen (M.Soc.Sci.)

Empirical Study of China’s Economic Growth and

Convergence Across Regions

Ye Tingting (M.Soc.Sci.)

Empirical Investigation on Determinants of China’s Export


Yu Shujie (M.Soc.Sci.)

An Empirical Examination of IPO Underpricing in Chinese

A-Share Market

Yu Ting (M.Soc.Sci.)

Under-Pricing and Long-Run Performance of IPOs in China

Zhang Feng (M.Soc.Sci.)

The Determinants of Equity Market Correlation - A Gravity

Model Analysis

Zhang Juan (M.Soc.Sci.)

The Aftermarket Performance of Chinese A Share IPOs

Zhang Xin (M.Soc.Sci.)

Department of English Language & Literature

Emotional Speech By Speakers of Educated Singapore

English: An Acoustic Phonetic Study

Chan Lee Min (M.A.)

“What Ceremony of Words Can Patch the Havoc?”: Manic-

Depression and the Writings of Sylvia Plath

Goh Kwee Hwa, Sheri Kristen (M.A.)

“Method in the Madness?”: VOT in Singaporean Native

Languages and English

Ng Sandy (M.A.)

Crisis Narratives in Political Discourse in Singapore

Pang Yen-Ning (M.A.)

The Use of Demonstratives in Journalistic Discourse

Quah Zubair Jasmine (M.A.)

Religious and Political Ideology in the Works of Charles


Quek Ping Kiat, Kenneth (M.A.)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

research report 2004

The Concept of Otherness in Shakespearean Film

Rathiga d/o Veerayan (M.A.)

The Rise of the Jayalalitha Phenomenon: Myth, Gender,

Race and Caste Discourses in Tamil Films and Politics

Senthil Kumaran Uma (M.A.)

The Semantics and Grammar of Vietnamese Classifiers

Sim Sook Hui (M.A.)

A Sociolinguistic Analysis of the “Bilingual Approach to the

Teaching of Chinese Language” in Singapore

Tan Geok Poh, Andrea (M.A.)

The Nature of Reference in Computer-Mediated Role-Play

Tea Jiun Haw, Alan (M.A.)

Consorting with the Other: Re-Constructing Scholastic,

Rhetorical and Literary Attitudes to Pagans and Paganism

in the Middle Ages

Teo Kia Choong (M.A.)

The Politics of Drama: Post-1969 State Policies and Their

Impact on Theatre in English in Malaysia from 1970 to 1999

Velerie Kathy Rowland (M.A.)

Nightmares in the Sunlight: Psychoanalysis in Stephen

King’s Gothic

Wang Xiu (M.A.)

Department of Geography

The Temporal Dynamics of the Urban Heat Island of


Chow Tseon Loong, Winston (M.Soc.Sci.)

Localising Memory Scapes, Building a Nation:

Commemorating the Second World War in Singapore

Hamzah bin Muzaini (M.Soc.Sci.)

“Imagineering” Emerging Markets Financial Knowledge

Networks in Singapore and London

Lai Peak Yue (M.Soc.Sci.)

River Channel Change in the Middle Yangtze River in the

Last 50 Years: A Case Study in the Jianli Sub-Reach

Li Luqian (M.Soc.Sci.)

Made in Hong Kong? Unpacking the Transnational Linkages

of the Hong Kong Film Industry

Lim Kean Fan (M.Soc.Sci.)

esearch report 2004

Adventurism: Singapore Adventure Tourists in the New


Ong Chin Ee (M.Soc.Sci.)

“War on SARS”: Discursive Constructions, Spatial Strategies

and Embodied Experiences in Singapore

Ong Shir Nee (M.Soc.Sci.)

Application of GIS and Remote Sensing in Flood Management:

A Case Study of West Bengal, India

Sanyal Joy (M.Soc.Sci.)

The Privatisation of Aviation Security: An Evaluation of

Different Models

Silva Kandiah (M.Soc.Sci.)

Towards a Global City: Emerging Arts Spaces in Singapore

Tan Keng Ling, Serene (M.Soc.Sci.)

Singaporeans in Shanghai and Sydney: Differential


Wai Wing Tai (M.Soc.Sci.)

Department of History

1954-1975 Vietnamese Historiography: Using Regionalism

To Study Southern Narratives of Vietnamese History

Ang Tsu Lyn, Claudine (M.A.)

The Subversion of Public Icons: John Ruskin and the

Crystal Palace

Chang Yueh Siang (M.A.)

A Nation in Art: Drawing Education in Meiji Japan

Chee Pui Yee (M.A.)

Secret Societies in Singapore: Survival Strategies,

1930s to 1950s

Chwee Cheng Foon (M.A.)

Beautifying the Indian: The Culture of Cosmetics in Colonial

Urban India

Harminder Kaur d/o Amarjit Singh (M.A.)

Unearthing Vietnam: Archaeology and the Making of

a Nation

Haydon Leslie Cherry (M.A.)

“To Forge a Strong and Wealthy China”: The Buy-Chinese

Products Movement in Singapore, 1905-1937

Hu Wen (M.A.)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Higher Degree Theses Completed

Negotiating the Image of a New Woman: Women

Intellectuals’ Group Identity and the Funu Zhoukan

(Women’s Weekly) in the 1930s China

Jiang Na (M.A.)

Conquest or Collaboration? In Portuguese Malacca from

1511 To 1521

Lee Kum Chuen, Keith (M.A.)

Beyond “Rubber Prices” History: Life in Singapore During

the Great Depression Years

Loh Kah Seng (M.A.)

Importance of Northeast India As a Cultural and Trade Link

Between India and Southeast Asia

Lotha Liteno (M.A.)

Of “Wei” and “De”: Revisiting the Yongle Emperor’s Military

and Cultural Offensives in Vietnam, 1406-1427

Ong Eng Ann, Alexander (M.A.)

Ideas of Nation and Malayness in Malaya 1809-1942:

A History of Inclusion and Exclusion

Sandra Khor Manickam (M.A.)

Phoenix Without Wings: The Negotiation of Modernity

Among Straits Chinese Women in Early Twentieth Century


Seah Bee Leng (M.A.)

“Shades of Alterity: A Study of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles’

Discourse on Religions Amongst the Malays

Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied (M.A.)

Imagining Ayutthaya: A Recent Transformation in the Thai

Collective Identity of the Past

Vanichviroon Kunakorn (M.A.)

Higher Degree Theses Completed

Department of Japanese Studies

The Stories They Tell: Komik Strips During the Japanese

Occupation of the Philippines, 1942-1945

Karl Ian Uy Cheng Chua (M.A.)

Shinto and Christian Festivals: An Analysis of the Japanese

Religious Policy in Wartime Singapore

Ng Suan Khee, Judy (M.A.)

Memory, Mirrors and Missing Women: Metafictive Narrative

Strategies and the Doppelganger Image in the Fictions of

Abe Kobo and Murakami Haruki

Posadas Baryon Tensor Santiago (M.A.)

Editorialising September 11: A News Discourse Analysis of

the Asahi Shimbun, The New Straits Times and The New

York Times

Tan Chee Kuan (M.A.)

A Study on the Error of Extra Particle 'no' by Singaporean

Secondary School Students

Tan Chyn Ngian (M.A.)

Centers of Excellence?: Localisation of Sogo Shosha in


Zheng Yu (M.A.)

Department of Philosophy

Abraham's Dilemma: A Levinasian Ethical Exegesis of the

Divine Command in Genesis 22

Chia Mook Soo (M.A.)

Environmental Ethics and the Moral Status of Animals

F. M. Zamirul Islam (M.A)

The Nature of Truth

Ho Jong-Wee (M.A.)

The Cultural Mistake

Lau Chek Wai (M.A.)

The Notion of Verification in Early Buddhism

Soorakkulame Pemarathana (M.A.)

Newcomb's Paradox

Sovan Patra (M.A.)

A Critical Defense of Animal Liberation

Toh Shuet Wern, Genevieve (M.A.)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

research report 2004

Mozi's Root of Politics: A Reading of Shang Xian

Wee Toon Meng (M.A.)

Department of Political Science

Human Rights Diplomacy in Australian Foreign Policy

Anbarasu Balrasan (M.Soc.Sci.)

China's Evolving Regional Security Strategy - China and the

ASEAN Regional Forum

Ge Juan (M.Soc.Sci.)

Evaluating the Anti-Corruption Laws and Regulations in

Chinese Local Government: A Case Study of the Hangzhou

News and Publishing Bureau

Guo Li (M.Soc.Sci.)

Nationalism and State Integration Strategy - A Case Study

of Uygur People in Xinjiang, China

Huang Wei (M.Soc.Sci.)

China's Foreign Economic Policy Making and Cooperation

with ASEAN: A Case Study of the ASEAN-China Free Trade


Jiang Yang (M.Soc.Sci.)

The Security Dilemma Between PRC and ASEAN

Liu Lin (M.Soc.Sci.)

The Influence of Cultural Perception on Political Awareness:

A Case Study in Okinawa, Japan

Nakachi Ayako (M.Soc.Sci.)

Ethnic Consciousness and Allegiance to the State: Weak

State, Weak (Ethnic) Society and the Question of Dual

Loyalties in Myanmar

Oh Yoon Ah (M.Soc.Sci.)

Japan's ODA to China: An Analysis of Chinese Attitudes

towards Japan

Wang Jingru (M.Soc.Sci.)

Department of Social Work & Psychology

Pool Familiarity Effects in Verbal Short-Term Memory:

Implications for the Notion of Redintergration

De Cruz Esther Joanne (M.Soc.Sci.)

esearch report 2004

Judging Others from Nationality and Race: Are People

Pragmatic Intuitive Politicians?

Fazlinda bte Junid (M.Soc.Sci.)

Inter-Ethnic Attitudes of Young Children: Implications for

Early Intervention

Loke Tze-Ming, Vernon (M.Soc.Sci.)

Neuroaffective Processing in Psychopaths and Non-


Misir Carolyn (M.Soc.Sci.)

Chinese Implicit Beliefs About Relationships and Their


Neo Hwee Chin (M.Soc.Sci.)

The Language Skills of Singaporean Deaf Children using

Total Communication

Phua Su Yin, Mandy (M.Soc.Sci.)

Coping with Daily Stressors: Strategies of Caucasian and

Asian School-Aged Children in Australia

Senthurini Jeyaraj (M.Soc.Sci.)

Women's Perspectives on Responses to Intimate Partner


Sohini Basu (M.Soc.Sci.)

Drug Abuse: an Exploratory Study of Ecstasy Abusers in


Tan Swee Lye, Terence (M.Soc.Sci.)

Phonological Recoding and Cognitive Processing of Chinese


Wee May Ling, Olivia (M.Soc.Sci.)

A Model for Studying Personality and Health of Mainland


Zheng Xinyi (M.Soc.Sci.)

Department of Sociology

Unspoken Realities: Gender, Agency and the Spiritual

Experience in Protestant Christianity

Chan Cheryl (M.Soc.Sci.)

Cupid in Trouble: Romantic Love, Social Control, and Social


Chan Wing Lun (M.Soc.Sci.)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Higher Degree Theses Completed

Sacred Sacrilege: Religion and Popular Culture in Singapore

Chia Yung San, Lloyd (M.Soc.Sci.)

Aging Bodies: Cultural Narratives of Men-o-Pause(s) in


Chow Yvonne (M.Soc.Sci.)

Social Integration in Singapore : A Study of Personal

Community Networks and Inter-Ethnic Ties

Chua Kynn Hong, Vincent (M.Soc.Sci.)

School Effectiveness and Nation-Building in Singapore:

Analysis of Discourses on Madrasahs and Why Madrasahs

Stand Out from National Schools?

Dayang Istiaisyah bte Hussin (M.Soc.Sci.)

From Home to Hospital: A Social History of Childbirth in


Fu Su Yin, Kelly (M.Soc.Sci.)

The Unbearable Emptiness of Being - The Meanings of

Boredom in Everyday Life

Koh Su-Li, Stella (M.Soc.Sci.)

Giving and Receiving: Organ Transplantation in Singapore

Lim Chee Han (M.Soc.Sci.)

Yellow Box - An Ethnography of Yelaixiang Nightclub

Lim Peck Whee (M.Soc.Sci.)

Scents and Scent-sibilities: A Sociocultural Inquiry of Smells

in Everyday Life Experiences

Low Eng Yong, Kelvin (M.Soc.Sci.)

Negotiating Orang Asli Identity in Postcolonial Malaysia

Nah Han Yuong, Alice Maria (M.Soc.Sci.)

The Death Penalty - A Perspective from Singapore

Ng Thiam Tuan, Terence (M.Soc.Sci.)

Flights of Ecstasy: Youth Recreational Drug Use in Singapore

Noorman Abdullah (M.Soc.Sci.)

Same Sex Sexuality and Islam in Singapore

Norhazlina bte Md Yusop Abdullah (M.Soc.Sci.)

Higher Degree Theses Completed

Information & Communications Management


Entrepreneurial Universities in a Knowledge-Based Economy:

The Case of National University of Singapore

Soon Hsueh-yirng, Louisa (M.A.)

User Behavior and the Impact of the Internet: A Study on

Chinese Net Users in Beijing and Shanghai

Jiang Wei (M.A.)

Southeast Asian Studies Programme

Tourism Management in Vietnam: Hoian, A Case Study

Hannah Phan Nhu Ngoc Han (M.A.)

Exploring Political Violence in Southeast Asia: Who Controls

Indonesia's Satgas Parpol?

Lee Maggie Anne (M.A.)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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