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Professor LEE Guan Kin

 

Name

LEE Guan Kin

Designation

2003-2013: Director, Centre for Chinese Language & Culture (CCLC), NTU
2013-2016: Distinguished Senior Research Fellow, CCLC, NTU

Email

clgklee@me.com

Education

Ph.D., University of Hong Kong  
MA, Nanyang University
BA (Hons), Nanyang University
Dip-Ed, Institute of Education

Research Interests

Lim Boon Keng
Singapore Chinese intellectuals
History of Nanyang University
Ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian Chinese and modern China

Biography

After obtaining her Master's degree from Nanyang University in 1974, Dr. Lee Guan Kin taught at Hwa Chong Junior College. In 1994, she left to pursue her Ph.D. degree at the University of Hong Kong, writing her thesis on the comparison of three Singapore Chinese intellectuals under the supervision of Professor Wang Gungwu. Immediately after her Ph.D. completion in 1998, she joined the Centre for Chinese Language and Culture at the Nanyang Technological University. With the set up of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2003, she was appointed to head the newly established Division of Chinese as well as the Centre for Chinese Language and Culture. Having stepped down as Head of the division in October 2007, she continued to front CCLC. The following month, she headed for Academia Sinica, the University of California (Berkeley) and the University of Toronto for an 8 month sabbatical leave.

Her major research interest is on the study of ethnic Chinese in SEA and has published numerous papers on them. Her major publication was reviewed by scholars in Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, China and Singapore. Besides serving as the Editor of five academic books, she is also the General Editor of Nanyang Humanities Series under which six books have been published to date. She is a co-editor along with scholars from the United Kingdom and China for a new international journal, "International Journal of Diasporic Chinese Studies". She is currently working on two research projects, the first, "The History of Nanyang University", funded by the NTU Academic Research Fund, and the other, "Cultural Transplant and the Construction of Chinese Communities: A Project of Documents & Research on Singapore Chinese Communities", sponsored by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. A founding member of an important local academic organization, Singapore Society of Asian Studies, launched in 1982, she has served as treasurer, head of research, vice-president, and president for the society through the years.

Selected Publications

Books - sole author

1.    Responding to Eastern and Western Cultures in Singapore: A Comparative Study of Khoo Seok Wan, Lim Boon Keng and Song Ong Siang. Singapore: Dept of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore and Global Publishing Co., 2001. 413 pages.

2.    The Thought of Lim Boon Keng: Convergency and Contradiction between Chinese and Western Culture. Singapore: Singapore Society of Asian Studies, 1991. 250 pages.

Books - author and editor (authored 6 out of 12 chapters)

3.   Lim Boon Keng and Xiamen University. Singapore: Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, Nanyang Technological University, and Global Publishing. 2009. 272 pages.

Edited Volumes

I. Editor

  1. Nantah Images: Looking from Historical Perspective. Singapore: NTU Centre for Chinese Language and Culture and Global Publishing, 2007. 338 pages.

  2. Demarcating Ethnicity in New Nations: Case of the Chinese in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Singapore: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Singapore Society of Asian Studies2006. 253 pages. (In English version)

  3. Demarcating Ethnicity in New Nations: Case of the Chinese in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Singapore: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Singapore Society of Asian Studies2006. 257 pages. (In Chinese version)

  4. Ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia: A Dialogue between Tradition and Modernity. Singapore: NTU Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, Nanyang Technological University, 2002. 544 pages.

  5. The Nantah Scholar. Singapore: NTU Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, 2001. 276 pages.

II. Chief Editor / General Editor

1.    The International Journal of Diasporic Chinese Studies (Chief Editor). Singapore: Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, Nanyang Technological University; University of Manchester; Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Global Publishing Co., 2008- (Bi-annual publication)

2.    Historical Studies on Nanyang University of the Nanyang Humanities Series (General Editor), Singapore: Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, Nanyang Technological University and Global Publishing Co.,2006-

3.    National Boundaries and Cultural Configurations of the Nanyang Humanities Series (General Editor), Singapore: Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, Nanyang Technological University and Global Publishing Co.,2006-​

Journal Papers and Book Chapters
(sole author, except 3 papers with *co-author with others)

1. "Chinese Immigrant in Singapore: from Xinke to New Immigrant,"in Chinese Migration in Comparative Perspectives: Adaptation and Development, edited by Lee Guan Kin and Leo Suryadinata. Singapore: Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, Nanyang Technological University and Chinese Heritage Centre, 2010, pp.161-181.

2. "Huaqiao and Huaren: The comparative Study of Tan Kah Kee and Lim Boon Keng"in Humanities International, No1, 2010. Xiamen: Xiamen University Press, pp.38-49.

3. "Historical Coincidence? Singapore Chinese Response to the Two Social Transformations in China Crossing the Two Centuries,"in the World Ethno-National Studies, No3, 2009. Beijing: Institute of Ethnology & Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, pp.51-61

4. "Nation and Culture: Boundaries · Networks · Identity,"in the introduction to Boundary Transcendence and Cultural Adaptation, Singapore: Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, Nanyang Technological University and Global Publishing, 2008, pp.1-10.

5. "From the Comparative Study of Ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia to the Comparative Study of Chinese Literature in Malaysia and Singapore,"in the preface to The Literary Scene across the Straits: A Comparative Study of Chinese Literature in Singapore and Malaysia, written by Xu Wenxiong. Singapore: the Youth Book Co., 2008, pp.i-vi.

6. "University Chinese Education in Singapore: The case of the Division of Chinese and Research Centre at Nanyang Technological University,"in Chinese Studies in a Global Context. Hsinchu: Department of Chinese Literature, National Tsinghua University, 2007, pp.70-83.

7. "The Story of Nantah: Interpretation, Reflection, Construction," in the introduction to Nantah Images: Looking from Historical Perspective, edited by Lee Guan Kin. Singapore: NTU Centre for Chinese Language and Culture & Global Publishing, 2007, pp.1-15.

8. "Images of Nanyang University: Imagination and Reality in Singapore and Malaysian National Boundaries," in Nantah Images: Looking from Historical Perspective, edited by Lee Guan Kin. Singapore: NTU Centre for Chinese Language and Culture and Global Publishing, 2007, pp.291-334.

9&10.  "Ethnic Relations and Nation-Building: Three Models of the Ethnic Chinese in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia," in the introduction to Demarcating Ethnicity in New Nations: Cases of the Chinese in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, edited by Lee Guan Kin.Singapore: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Singapore Society of Asian Studies2006, pp.7-18/pp.1-11. (In both English & Chinese versions)

11.&12. *"The Split of the Ethnic Chinese and Their Separate Goals of Nation-Building: Contest for the Establishment of Nanyang University," (co-author with Zhou Zhaocheng) in Demarcating Ethnicity in New Nations: Case of the Chinese in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, edited by Lee Guan Kin.Singapore: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Singapore Society of Asian Studies2006, pp.39-67/pp.33-61. (In both English & Chinese versions)

13. "A Chinese Journey: Lim Boon Keng and His Thoughts," in the introduction to Lim Boon Keng, The Chinese Crisis from Within. Singapore: Select Publishing, 2006 (First published by Grant Richards, London, 1901), pp.v-xxii. (In English)

14. "Swept by the Currents: The Nanyang University Student Union - Preface," in Khe Su Lin, Ideals and Reality: A Study on Nanyang University Student Union (1956-1964), under Historical Studies on Nanyang University of the Nanyang Humanities Series, Singapore: Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, Nanyang Technological University and Global Publishing Co., 2006, pp.ix-xiii.

15. "The 1911 Revolution in the Global Context: the Significance of Singapore," in Tongmenhui, Sun Yat Sen and the Chinese in Southeast Asia: A Revisit, edited by Leo Suryadinata. Singapore: Chinese Heritage Centre, 2006, pp.147-169. (In English)

16. "Chinese Studies in the Southeast Asian Context: Teaching and Research at Nanyang Technological University," in The Chinese Department in a globalised era Edited by Wong Yoon Wah. Taipei: Wenshizhe Chubanshe, 2006, pp.105-118.

17. "Cultural Interaction among China, Singapore and Southeast Asia Manifested by Two Peak Periods of the Development of Confucianism in Singapore," in History of Chinese Philosophy No.3, 2005 (Serial Number: 51). Beijing: Society of the History of Chinese Philosophy, pp. 124-128.

18. "Professor Wang Gungwu: An Oral History," in Power and Identity in The Chinese World Order - Festschriften in Honor of Professor Wang Gungwu, edited by John Fitzgerald, Billy So, Huang Jianli and James K. Chin. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2003, pp. 375-413. (In English)

19. "Nantah Spirit: The Common Historical Legacy of the Ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia," in Nantah Spirit, edited by Academic Group of Tan Kah Kee International Society. Singapore: World Scientific & Tan Kah Kee International Society, 2003, pp. 28-37.

20 "Singapore Chinese Society in Transition: Reflections on the Cultural Implications of Modern Education," in  Chinese Migrants Abroad: Cultural, Educational, and Social Dimensions of the Chinese Diaspora, edited by Michael W. Charney, Brenda S. A. Yeoh and Tong Chee Kiong. Singapore: Singapore University Press & World Scientific, 2003, pp. 229-251. (In English)

21. "The Chinese in Malaysia: A Critical Review," in Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Vol. LXXVI, Pt. 1, No. 284, 2003. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, pp. 121-123. (In English)

22. "Between Retreating and Advancing: The Predicament of Singapore Chinese-language Intellectuals," in Overseas Chinese History Studies, No. 59, 2002. Beijing: China Institute for Overseas Chinese History, pp. 28-37.

23. "The Reformist Activities of Khoo Seok Wan: A Critique from the Developmental Perspective of Chinese Society in Singapore and Malaysia," in Social Changes and the Interpretation of Culture, edited by Hou Kok Chung. Kuala Lumpur: the Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies, 2002, pp. 189-209.

24. "Opening a New Chapter for the Comparative Studies of the Ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia," in the Introduction to A Dialogue between Tradition and Modernity, edited by Lee Guan Kin. Singapore: Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, Nanyang Technological University, 2002, pp. 1-13.

25. "The Changing Identification of the Chinese in Singapore," in The Ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia: A Dialogue between Tradition and Modernity, edited by Lee Guan Kin. Singapore: Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, Nanyang Technological University, 2002, pp. 55-76.

26. "Lim Boon Keng: Promoter of Chinese Cultural Renaissance and Modern Education," in The Intellectual Elites in Malaysian Chinese History, edited by Hou Kok Chung. Taipei: Program for Southeast Asian Area Studies, Academia Sinica, 2001, pp. 1-38.

27. "The Modern Significance of the Confucian Movement in Singapore and Malaya, 1894-1911: Light Shed by the Confucian Movement in Singapore in the 1980s," in The Nantah Scholar, edited byLee Guan Kin. Singapore: Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, Nanyang Technological University, 2001, pp. 171-190.

28. "Does History Repeat Itself? The Two 'Speak Mandarin Campaigns' in Singapore Crossing the Two Centuries," in Challenges of the 21st CenturyinThe Present and Future of Chinese Language Education in Singapore, edited by Chan Chiu Ming.  Singapore: Times Media, 2000, pp. 98-125.

29. "Song Ong Siang and His One Hundred Years' History of the Chinese in Singapore: A Critical Review," in Asian Culture, No. 22, 1998. Singapore: Singapore Society of Asian Studies, pp. 96-113.

30. "Lim Boon Keng and Xiamen University: The Root- Searching Route of a Straits-born Chinese," in Journal of the South Seas Society, Vol. 52, 1998. Singapore: South Seas Society, pp.4-21.

31. "From Hong Kong History: New Perspectives to the Construction of the History of Singapore," in Asian Culture, No. 22, 1998. Singapore: Singapore Society of Asian Studies, pp. 170-175.

32. "Women's Rights and Women's Education in the Eyes of 19th Straits Chinese Intellectuals in Singapore," in Southeast Asian Chinese Literature and Culture, edited by Yeo Song Nian & Wong Hong Teng. Singapore: Singapore Society of Asian Studies, 1995, pp. 262-308.

33. "Changes in Chinese Education in Singapore and the Attitude of Intellectuals toward the Preservation of Roots (1959-1987) ," in Traditional Culture and Social Change, edited by Yeo Song Nian. Singapore: Singapore Tung Ann District Guild, 1994, pp. 47-97.

34. "Losing and Searching of Root: Singapore Straits Chinese and Chinese Culture,' in Zong Hui San Nian, 1989. Singapore: Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, PP.85-87.

35. "Confucian Thoughts of Dr. Lim Boon Keng," in AsianCulture, No. 101987. Singapore: Singapore Society of Asian Studies, pp.95-122.

36.* "Using Newspaper Reports and Commentaries as Teaching Materials: A Report on Study of Social Issues," (co-author with others) in Report of the Seminar on Innovative Approaches to the Teaching of Chinese in Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges, 1987. Singapore: Ministry of Education, pp.55-70.

37. "Kang You-wei's Situation in Singapore: An Analysis through the Chinese and English Newspapers Reports," in Asian Culture, No. 7, 1986. Singapore: Singapore Society of Asian Studies, pp. 3-18.\

38. *"The Search for Identity among the Singapore-born Chinese at the Turn of the Twentieth Century," (co-author with Wong H.H.) in Chinese Scholars, Vol.5, 1973. Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1973, pp.1-30. (In English)

39. "English Bibliography of Southeast Asian Chinese Studies," in Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1971. Singapore: Department of History, University of Singapore, pp.125-134. (In English)

40. "Kang You-wei and Singapore", Historical Miscellany, No.4, 1970. Singapore:Dept. of History, Nanyang University, pp.1-4.

41. "The Strategic Location of Xuanwumen in the Palace Coup D'état of the Tang Dynasty", Historical Miscellany, 1969, No. 3. Singapore: Dept. of History, Nanyang University, pp.1-4.

42. "The Historiography of China in the Early Twentieth Century", Historical Miscellany, No. 2, 1968. Singapore: Dept. of History, Nanyang University, pp.69-71.

Conference Papers / Public Talks
(sole author, except 2 papers with *co-author with others)

1.    "The Development of Confucianism in Singapore,"A public talk presented at National Library, jointly organized by Singapore Society of Asian Studies and National Library, Singapore, 5 June 2010.

2.    "A Collection and Critique of Documents on Tan Lark Sye,"presented at “the 7th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas"in Singapore, jointly organized by HSS, NTU and Chinese Heritage Centre, 7-9 May 2010.

3.    "Nanyang University: A Story Unfolding from Tan Lark Sye’s 43 Letters,"presented at The Fourth International Conference of Institutes & Libraries for Overseas Chinese Studies, 9-11 May 2009, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.

4.    "Double Chineseness: The Study on Identification of Tan Kah Kee and Lim Boon Keng,"presented at Forum of Liberal Arts, 19 December 2008, Xiamen University, China.

5.    "Huaqiao and Huaren: The comparative Study of Tan Kah Kee and Lim Boon Keng,"presented at Tan Kah Kee and Lee Kong Chian: Their Significance in the Making of Modern Singapore and Malaysia, 28-29 November 2008. National Library, Singapore.

6.    "Interaction and Disengagement between Chinese Communities in Singapore and Malaysia: A Perspective from Developments in Chinese Education,"presented at Joint Exhibition on the History of Chinese-Medium Schools (2008): Seminar on the Chinese Education and History of Ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia in Singapore, 30 Nov 2008. Hwa Chong Institute, Singapore.

7.    "Changing relations between China and Southeast Asia: a perspective on Southeast Asian Chinese,"presented at ASEAN-CHINA Relations in the Coming Decades, 13 September 2008. Singapore-China Business Association, Singapore.

8.    "The Evolving Role of Singapore Chinese-language Intellectuals,"presented at Asian Heritage Month Event and Southeast Asia Seminar Series, 02 May 2008. Munk Centre, University of Toronto, Canada.

9.    "The Cultural Identities of Southeast Asian Chinese,"presented at Zhigong Salon, The Lung Yintai Cultural Foundation, 18 Jan 2008, Taipei, Taiwan. 

10.  "Chinese Immigrant in Singapore: from Xinke to New Immigrant," presented at International Conference on "Chinese Migration in Comparative Perspectives: Adaptation and Development" in Singapore, jointly organized by Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, Nanyang Technological University and Chinese Heritage Centre, 26-27 October 2007.

11.  "Lim Boon Keng and Guoxueyuan of Xiamen University," presented at "the 6th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas" in Beijing, organized by Peking University, 21-23 September 2007.

12.  "Lim Boon Keng Pavilion at Xiamen University: History Recovered, Nanyang Link Reconnected," presented at the public talk on "Lim Boon Keng 50th Anniversary Commemorative Events" in Singapore, jointly organized by National Library Board, Settlement of Dr Lim Boon Keng, Singapore Heritage Society and the National University of Singapore History Department, 27 January 2007.

13.  "Chinese Culture and Nation-Building in Southeast Asia," presented at the book launch of Lee Guan Kin (ed.), Demarcating Ethnicity in New Nations: Case of the Chinese in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia (Singapore: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Singapore Society of Asian Studies2006) and public talk on "Culture and Nation: Ethnic Chinese in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia" in Singapore, jointly organized by Singapore Society of Asian StudiesKonrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Singapore National Heritage Board,17 December 2006.

14.  "Chinese Education in Singapore University: The case of the Division of Chinese and Research Centre at Nanyang Technological University" presented at "Globalization and the new direction for Chinese Studies," in Xinzhu, Taiwan, organized by Department of Chinese, National Tsing Hua University, 7-8 December 2006.

15.  "Lim Boon Keng's The Crisis from Within: East and West Culture Blend," presented at the International Conference Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Founding of Guoxueyuan by Lim Boon Keng" in Xiamen, jointly organized by Division of Chinese, Nanyang Technological University and Dept of Chinese, Xiamen University, 25-26 November 2006.

16.  "Chinese Culture in Southeast Asia: Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia as Three Models," presented at "Beijing Forum 2006" in Beijing, organized by Peking University, 27-29 October 2006.

17.  "Chinese Education in Singapore," presented at the Symposium on "Southeast Asian Chinese Culture in an Era of Globalization" in Singapore, jointly organized by Chinese Heritage Centre and Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 30 September 2006.

18.  "The 1911 Revolution in the Global Context: the Significance of Singapore," presented at the Bilingual International Seminar on "Tongmenhui, Sun Yat Sen and the Chinese in Southeast Asia: A Revisit" in Singapore, jointly organized by Chinese Heritage Centre and Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 June 2006.

19.  "The Significance of the Comparative Study between Ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia" presented at the International Conference on "Forty Years' of Social Change in Singapore and Malaysia" in Johor, Malaysia, jointly organized by the Southern College, Malaysia and Singapore Society of Asian Studies, 10-11 December 2005.

20.  "Lim Boon Keng and Xiamen University," presented at "Xiada Seminar Series" in Xiamen, organized by Xiamen University, 13 June 2005.

21.  "Cultural Interaction among China, Singapore and Southeast Asia Manifested by Two Peak Periods of the Development of Confucianism in Singapore," presented at the International Conference on "The Spread and Development of Confucianism in the World" in Beijing, organized by Institute of Confucian Studies, RenminUniversity of China, 3-5 December 2004.

22.  "Nanyang University Totem: The Imagined and the Real of the National Boundaries Between Singapore and Malaysia," presented at the International Conference on "National Boundaries and Cultural Configurations" in Singapore, organized by Centre for Chinese and Language, Nanyang Technological University, 23-24 June 2004.

23.  "Chinese Studies in the Southeast Asian Context: Teaching and Research at Nanyang Technological University," presented at the International Conference on "The New Directions and Developments of Chinese Studies Departments" in Taoyuan, Taiwan, organized by Yuanzhi University, 10-12 June 2004.

24.  "Nantah Spirit: The Common Historical Legacy of the Ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia," presented at the Seminar on "Nantah Spirit and Chinese Education" in Johor, Malaysia, organized by Southern College, 3 Aug 2003.

25.  *"The Split of the Ethnic Chinese and Their Separate Goals of Nation-Building: Contest for the Establishment of the Nanyang University," (co-author with Zhou Zhaocheng), presented at the International Conference on "Ethnic/Race Relations and Nation-Building in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia: The Case of Ethnic Chinese" in Singapore, organized by Singapore Society of Asian Studies, 23 November 2002.  

26.  "Historical Coincidence?  Singapore Chinese Response to the Reforms and Opening Up of China at the Two Turns of Two Centuries," presented at the International Conference on "China in the World in the  Twenty-First Century: Hot Issues in Contemporary China" in Hong Kong, jointly organized by Hong Kong Baptist University and Tsing Hua University, 22-25 May 2002.

27.  "The Changing Identification of the Chinese in Singapore," presented at the International Conference on "The Ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia: A Dialogue between Tradition and Modernity" in Singapore, jointly organized by Centre for Chinese Language and Culture of Nanyang Technological University, Association of Nanyang University Graduates and Singapore Society of Asian Studies, 30 June-1 July 2001.

28.  "Patching up Memory in the Age of Oblivion," presented at the talk as a celebrative activity of Ai Tong School 88th Anniversary in Singapore, 9 July 2000.

29.  "Reflections on the Chinese Implications of Modern Education: Singapore in Transition", presented at the International Conference on 'Immigrant Society and Modern Education,' in Singapore, jointly organized by Tan Kah Kee International Society and Faculty of the Arts and Social Science of the National University of Singapore, 31August –3 September 2000.

30.  "The Reformist Activities of Khoo Seok Wan: A Critique from theDevelopmental Perspective of Chinese Society in Singapore and Malaysia," presented at the International Conference on "Traditional Culture and Social Change" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, jointly organized by the Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies, Bhd. and Chinese University of Hong Kong, 24-25 June 2000.

31.  "Lim Boon Keng: Promoter of Chinese Cultural Renaissance and Modern Education," presented at the Conference on "Malaysian Chinese Community: Leaders and Intellectuals" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, organized by Huazi Resource and Research Centre, 17-19 December 1999.

32.  "The Contemporary Significance of the Confucian Movement in Singapore   and   Malaya, 1894 -1911: Light Shed by the Confucian Movement in Singapore in the 1980s," presented at the Seminar on "The Confucianism in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore" in Singapore, jointly organized by Singapore Society of Asian Studies and Lianhe Zaobao," 17 April 1999.

33.  "The Changing Roles of Chinese Intellectuals in Singapore," presented at the Seminar on "The Role of Singapore Chinese Intellectuals in the 21st Century" in Singapore, organized by Hwa Chong Junior College, 28 February 1999.

34.  "Does History Repeat Itself? The Two 'Speak Mandarin Campaigns' in Singapore Crossing the Two Centuries," presented at the International Conference on "Ethnic Chinese" in Manila, Philippine, organized by the International Society for the Study of the Chinese Overseas (ISSCO), 26-28 November 1998.

35.  "The Response of Chinese Intellectuals in Singapore towards East and West," presented at the International Conference on "East-West Studies: Tradition, Transformation and Innovation" in Singapore, jointly organized by Centre for the Arts, Dept. of Chinese Studies of the National University of Singapore, and Dept. of Chinese of the University of Hong Kong, held on 10-13 December 1998.

36.  "Lim Boon Keng and Xiamen University: The Root-Searching Route of a Straits-born Chinese," presented at the International Conference on "Ethnic Chinese, History and Prospective: Ethnic Chinese at the Turn of the Centuries" in Xiamen, China, organized by the International Society for the Study of the Chinese Overseas (ISSCO), 18-22 November 1996.

37.  "Multi-Lingualism in Singapore," presented at "Robert Black College Seminar,"in Hong Kong, organized by Robert Black College, University of Hong Kong, 1995.

38.  "The Comparative Study of Lim Boon Keng and Song Ong Siang," presented at the International Conference on "Traditional Culture: Historical and Contemporary Significance" in Singapore, organized by Tung Ann District Guild, 21-22 May 1994.

39.  "Women's Rights and Women's Education in the Eyes of Straits Chinese Intellectuals in Singapore," presented at the International Conference on "Southeast Asian Chinese: Culture, Economy and Society " in Singapore, jointly organized by the Singapore Society of Asian Studies, the Association of Nanyang University Graduates and the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, 21-23  January 1994.

40.  "Changes in Chinese Education in Singapore and the Attitude of Intellectuals toward the Preservation of Roots (1959-1987)," presented at the International Conference on "Traditional Culture and Social Change" in Singapore, organized by Tung Ann District Guild, 26-27 September 1992.

41.  "The Reform Movement of the Singapore Chinese Society in the Late Nineteenth Century," presented at the International Conference on "Preservation and Development of Chinese Culture" in Singapore, organized by Tung Ann District Guild, 25-26 August 1990.

42.  *"Using Newspaper Reports and Commentaries as Teaching Materials: A Report on Study of Social Issues," (co-author with others), presented at the Seminar on "Innovative Approaches to the Teaching of Chinese in Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges" in Singapore, organized by Curriculum Planning Division, Ministry of Education, 2-4 September 1987.

 

 
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