Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

DR. PETER CHANG THIAM CHAI

  • Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean's Office
    Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  •    603 7956 5663
  •   peterchang@um.edu.my

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Deputy Director, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/01/2021 to present
  • Editorial Board of Al-Sajarah, ISTAC , International, 01/09/2020 to present
  • Research Director Center for New Inclusive Asia , National, 01/01/2020 to present
  • MENJALANKAN FUNGSI SEBAGAI KETUA UNIT, University Malaya, 24/02/2021 to 31/12/2021
  • Bilik Sumber , University Malaya, 24/02/2021 to 31/12/2021
  • Fundraising , University Malaya, 24/02/2021 to 31/12/2021
  • IJCS , University Malaya, 24/02/2021 to 31/12/2021
  • Bulletin, University Malaya, 24/02/2021 to 31/12/2021
  • Deputy Director, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020
  • Deputy Director, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/02/2019 to 31/12/2019
  • Ahli Jawatan Kuasa Penyaringan Kertas Soalan dan Penyemak Markah, Faculty, 01/10/2016 to 30/09/2017
  • Ahli Jawatan Kuasa Laman Web, Faculty, 29/01/2016 to 31/12/2016
  • Ahli Jawatan Kuasa Penerbitan, Faculty, 26/01/2016 to 31/12/2016
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Jurnal IJCS, Faculty, 26/01/2016 to 31/12/2016
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • PHD, SOCIAL SCIENCES, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, USA
  • MDiv, SOSIOLOGI AGAMA / ETNIK(DIVINITY CHRISTIAN), PRINCETON THEOLOGICAE SEMINARY USA
  • BEng, KEJURUTERAAN, KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
  • DIPLOMA IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, KEJURUTERAAN(CIVIL ENGINEERING), SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • International Cultural Relations Council , Expert Panel Member, Since 2017 (International)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • POLITICAL THEORY AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (Human Rights, Philosophy, Religion )
  • POLITICAL THEORY AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (Chinese Diaspora, China Soft Power)
  • (Modern China, Confucianism, Chinese Religion)
  • COMPARATIVE RELIGION (Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity, Islam)
  • COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY (Confucianism, Christianity)
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • AYEA2337 - CONFUCIANISM IN CHINA , First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 2 )
  • AYEA2313 - CULTURE AND SOCIETY OF CHINA, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - )
  • AYEA3313 - ISLAM IN CHINA , First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 2 )
  • AYEA2313 - CULTURE AND SOCIETY OF CHINA, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 1 )
  • Teaching Activity
  • AIG2011 - CONFUCIANISM IN CHINA, Bachelor/First Degree, University Malaya (2021)
  • AIG1009 - CULTURE AND SOCIETY OF CHINA, Bachelor/First Degree, University Malaya (2021)
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    Refereed Journals
    2021
    • Peter Chang (2021) Admiral Zhenghe and the West: A Comparative Analysis in Confucian and Christian Civilization Power, Al-Shajarah, Vol26, no2. (159-175)
    2019
    • Peter T. C. Chang (2019). The Chinese Civilization Quest For The Great Harmony Through Humanness. IIUM Journal of Religion and Civilisational Studies. 2(1), 73-81. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2017
    • "The CCP's Pragmatic Retrieval of Traditional Chinese Sacred Ethos: A Critical Assessment", International Journal of China Studies (April 2017) (SCOPUS)
    • Peter Chang (2017). An Ageing China and the Euthanasia Dilemma. The Online Journal of the China Policy Institute. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2016
    • Book Review: "The Power of Culture: Encounters between China and the United States." International Journal of China Studies ( December, 2016) (SCOPUS)
    2015
    • Book Review: "New Confucianism in Twenty-First Century China." Journal of International and Global Studies. (November, 2015) (Non ISI / Non Scopus) (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • " Euthanasia and China: The Traditional Chinese Moral Perspective and Its Social-Justice Implications." Asian Bioethics Review (March, 2015). (SCOPUS)
    2014
    • "Confucian Pluralism and China's Dream of a Harmonious World", China Information, (November, 2014) (WoS)
    2012
    • "Singapore' Cultural Experimentation: Gay Rights, Stem Cells, Casinos, and the Evangelical Response." Religion, State and Society (May, 2012). (WoS)
    2011
    • Confucian China and Jeffersonian America: Beyond Liberal Democracy , Asian Studies Review (March, 2011) (WoS)
    • China s Environmental Crisis: Practical Insights from Chinese Religiosity , Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture and Ecology (October, 2011). (WoS)
    Non-Refereed Journals
    2017
    • " An Aging China and the Euthanasia Dilemma". Online Journal of the China Policy Institute, Nottingham University. (July, 2017)
    2009
    • "A Comparative Analysis of the Confucian and Christian Worldview" e-Journal of the Globalization of the Common Good. (Spring, 2009)
    Book
    2022
    • Peter T. C. Chang, Chinese Religiosity in an Evolving China, Cambridge Scholar Publisher
    2014
    • "Bishop Joseph Butler and Wang Yang-ming: A Comparative Study of their Moral Vision and View of Conscience." Bern, Switzerland, Peter Lang AG, International Academic Publisher, 2014.
    Book Chapter
    2022
    • Chang, Peter T. C. (2021). China's Soft Power and Overseas Chinese Case Study: Xiamen University in Malaysia. In Suryadinata, Leo (Eds). Rising China and New Chinese Migrants in Southeast Asia. ISEAS NUS.
    • Khairudin Aljuined, editor, Festschrift in Honor of Professor Osman Bakar , Oxford University Press
    2021
    • Chang, Peter T. C. (2019). China and South-South Cooperation -- Important Role in Promoting Human Rights Development in the World: A Perspective From Malaysia. In Zhang Chong (ed). South-South Dialogues in Human Rights. (pp.250-300). Netherlands, Brill.
    • Chang, Peter T. C. (2021) A Pioneering Class of Bridge-Building Junzi. In Wong, Danny., and Lee, KH (eds). Essays on Wang Gungwu. University of Malaya Press
    1999
    • "Tracking the Spirit of the Vietnam War Memorial" in Inn Sook Lee and Timothy D Son, editors, Asian Americans and Christian Ministry, Voice Publishing House, Seoul Korea, 1999.
    Article in Proceedings
    2019
    • "Legacy of Zhenghe and the Sino-Malaysia Relationship" , Zhenghe International Forum, Surabaya, Indonesia, Jul 2019
    • "Legacy of Cheng Ho and China Malaysia Ties." International Cheng Ho Festival, Malaysia
    2016
    • International Confucian Association (2016). A Dialogue Between Civilizations Proceeding of the International Confucian Association (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Nishan Forum (2016) Proceedings of the International Conference on East Asian Civilizations Exchange (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
    2022
    • SCMP: Fate of Chinese and American billionaires reveal divergences in fight against poverty, Jan 2022.
    • Peter T. C. Chang., ThinkChina: Rise of Christian nationalism and its threat to the US-China rivalry, Feb, 2022.
    • Peter T. C. Chang, SCMP: Ukraine crisis: US and China must restore pragmatism of Nixon and Mao to pull the world back from the brink, Mar 2022.
    • Peter T.. C. Chang, ThinkChina: Wang Gungwu and Malaysia: Building an Intellectual Bridge to China, Apr, 2022.
    • Peter T. C. Chang, SCMP: China s no strings attached approach to the Middle East may work better than US ethos of liberation, May 2022.
    • Peter T. C. Chang, SCMP, US must accept Southeast Asia wants China to play a central Indo-Pacific role, Jun 2022.
    2021
    • Chang, Peter T. C.(2021). Chinese dissidents and their role amid worsening China-US relation. Think China
    • South China Morning Post: The religion behind a divided American and its conflict with China., Jun 2021.
    • China Vaccine Diplomacy in Malaysia, ISEAS Perspectives No. 121, Sept 2021
    • China has conducted an enthusiastic vaccine outreach in Malaysia. Can the US buck up? ThinkChina, Sept 2021.
    • The Xinjiang Problem: Can Washington be the defender of all? ThinkChina, Nov, 2021.
    • Time for China s elite to embrace the Zheng He spirit and open up to a wary world., SCMP, Jul 2021.
    • US must learn to share global stage with China and adapt to the reality of a diverse, multipolar world., SCMP, Sept 2021.
    • China s vaccine diplomacy in Malaysia: problems and prospects amid the pandemic., SCMP, Sept 2021.
    • Dysfunctional US-China relationship and divided America hinder efforts to tackle global crisis., SCMP, Oct 2021.
    • Press freedom: China may have too little but America has far too much., SCMP, Oct 2021.
    2020
    • As academic ties between US and China unravel, Malaysia could fill the gap. South China Morning Post, Oct 2020
    • What the Christian evangelical grip on America means for China and the world, South China Morning Post, Nov 2020
    • Can China s community of shared future grow amid Malaysia s internal trust deficit? South China Morning Post, Aug 2020
    • A divided America is losing its footing in the Cold War with China. Think China,, June, 2020
    • America cooperated with the Soviets to fight smallpox. Why is it so hard for the US to work with China against Covid-19?. South China Morning Post, April 2020.
    • How Southeast Asia s Chinese diaspora could play a role in defusing Sino-US rivalry. South China Morning Post, Apr 2020.
    • Humanity needs to face the digital age as one family, not disparate warring tribes. Think China. Mar 2020.
    • Battling the virus and a rival in the coronavirus outbreak. Straits Times. Feb 2020.
    2019
    • "Are Confucian China and Christian West destined to clash? How religion can explain the new cold war" , South China Morning Post, Feb 2019
    • "To avoid of clash of flawed but great civilizations, the US and China must address their own deficiencies and hubris" , South China Morning Post, May 2019
    • "Why the US should not push Malaysia to pick sides in Washington's rivalry with China", South China Morning Post, Aug 2019
    2018
    • "Mahathir's new Malay dilemma: tackle poverty among the majority without excluding others." South China Morning Post, Aug 2018
    • "China's Confucian Push", Straits Times, Feb 2018
    • "Ethnic Chinese in Malaysia are celebrating China's rise but as multicultural Malaysians, not Chinese". South China Morning Post, May 2018
    • "Amid growing suspicion of Beijing, the world needs the wisdom of Chinese scholarship -- and so does China", South China Morning Post, Oct 2018
    • "How China lost sight of Malaysia's changes", The Diplomat, Jun 2018
    2017
    • BBC World Service, Talking Business, Panelist, program first aired on 28 Feb 2017
    • "On the Belt and Road, the Chinese civilization is on the march", in South China Morning Post, 7 Feb, 2017
    • "Civilizational faultline could unravel grand vision." New Straits Times, 31 Jan 2017
    • "Fissures beneath one belt initiative", The Sun Daily, 26 Jan 2017
    • "The civilizational fissures beneath China's OBOR", The Malay Mail, 25 Jan 2017
    • Peter T. C. Chang (2017) Beijing Declaration and the Quest for a Community of Community Destiny, South China Morning Post
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation
  • The Transfiguration of Chinese Christianity: Impact on China and the World, Principal Investigator(PI), 2017 - 2019 (National)
  • Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
  • One Belt One Broad: Analyzing China's Expanding Web of Cultural Power, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2018 (National)
  • SUPERVISION
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Ongoing
    • Chinese Religion and Chinese History (TBC), Yeow Jun Heng, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Chinese Traditional Culture and Comparative Philosophy (TBC), How Siok Hong, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • AN ANALYSIS OF "REN" (BENEVOLENCE) FROM THE ANALECTS OF CONFUCIUS (PROPOSAL), HOW SIOK HONG, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • Political Theory and Political Philosophy-- Phenomenology of Violence In International Relations, Jing Zhang, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • A DISCUSSION ON DONG ZHONGSHU'S PERSPECTIVE OF CALAMITIES AND ANOMALIES, YEOW JUN HENG, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • Presentation uploaded to CGTN News webpage , 15/12/2021 to 15/12/2021 (International)
    • Panelist in BBC World News program Talking Business, 26/02/2017 to 26/02/2017
    COURSE ATTENDED
    (Course Title),(Venue),(Duration),(Level)
    Internal / External Course
  • PROGRAM TRANSFORMASI MINDA, Aras 4, Bilik Senat Bangunan Canseleri, 03/09/2019 to 06/09/2019
  • THE 5TH ZHENGHE INTERNATIONAL FORUM , State Islamic University of Sunan Ampel Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, 14/07/2019 to 18/07/2019
  • 16TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHINESE STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA: "ENGAGING CHINESE SCHOLARSHIP: NEW DIRECTIONS, NEW CHALLENGES" , La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 30/06/2019 to 04/07/2019
  • THE ASIAN CIVILIZATION DIALOGUE CONFERENCE , Beijing, China, 14/05/2019 to 17/05/2019
  • CONFUCIANISM IN MALAYSIA , Shanghai, China, 06/01/2019 to 10/01/2019
  • SOUTHEAST ASIA SUMMIT OF SINOPHONE CULTURAL STUDIES , Taipei Taiwan, 12/12/2018 to 18/12/2018
  • HARMONY AND FREEDOM : EAST AND WEST , City University of Hong Kong, 17/10/2018 to 22/10/2018
  • CUPL HUMAN RIGHTS ACADEMY 2018, China University of Political Science and Law, 01/07/2018 to 07/07/2018
  • "WORKSHOP ON COLLABORATION WITH CHINA" PADA 29 HINGGA 30 JANUARI 2018, Nexus Hotel, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, 29/01/2018 to 30/01/2018
  • SOUTH SOUTH HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM , Great Hall of The People, Beijing, 05/12/2017 to 10/12/2017
  • ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Professional Services
    (Contribution),(Duration),(Level),(Role)
  • Moderator, 26/11/2021 to 26/11/2021, International, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • Commented on China Malaysia relationship, 10/09/2021 to 10/09/2021, International, (Expert Advisor)
  • Commentator on Xi Jinping Publication, 20/03/2021 to 20/03/2021, International, (Expert Advisor)
  • Evaluation Activity
    (Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • Evaluate doctoral dissertation of candidate from the International Islamic University of Malaysia, 2016 to 2016 (Thesis)
  • Peer Review for articles submitted to International Journal of China Studies, Asia Bioethics., 2016 to 2016 (Article in Journal)
  • PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    INVITED SPEAKER
  • A Malaysia Perspective on ASEAN Centrality and ASEAN-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership , ASEAN Centrality and ASEAN-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, 01/03/2022 to 01/03/2022, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (International)
  • US-China Rivalry & Malaysia Non-Aligned Policy , Crimson International Lectures in K-Sejong 2022, 08/02/2022 to 08/02/2022, Sejong Institute of International Affairs and Education  (International)
  • Turning Crisis into a Shared Future of Opportunities in a Democratic Way , International Forum on Democracy: the Shared Human Values , 14/12/2021 to 15/12/2021, China Academic of Social Science  (International)
  • Human Rights in Malaysia , 2021 South South Human Rights Forum , 07/12/2021 to 07/12/2021, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China  (International)
  • China Vaccine Diplomacy in Malaysia: Problem and Prospect amid the pandemic , Regional Social Studies Program Webinar , 20/08/2021 to 20/08/2021, ISEAS NUS  (International)
  • China's Foreign Policy and Malaysia Non-Aligned Status , NIICE Global Conclave , 25/06/2021 to 27/06/2021, Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement  (International)
  • EVENT ORGANISER
  • The Growth of Chinese Christianity and the Remaking of World Christianity , The Revival of Religiosity and Its Impact on China Today , 04/12/2017 to 04/12/2017, Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya  (International)
  • PRESENTER
  • China's Soft Power and the Overseas Chinese: Case Study -- Xiamen University in Malaysia, Rising China and New Chinese Migrants in Southeast Asia , 07/12/2020 to 08/12/2020, ISEAS -- Ishak Yusof Institute, NUS  (International)
  • The Chinese Civilization Quest for the Great Harmony through Humanness , Civilizations: A Multidimensional Perspective, 21/12/2017 to 21/12/2017, International Institute for Islamic Unity, International Islamic University of Malaysia.  (National)
  • China and South South Cooperation -- Important Role in Promoting Human Rights Development in the World: A Perspective from Malaysia , South South Human Rights Forum , 14/12/2017 to 15/12/2017, The State Council, Information Office, People's Republic of China  (International)
  • Contrasting the Confucian and Islamic Model for Pluralistic Co-Existence , International Seminar on Islam, Confucianism, and the Moderate Path of Civilization , 28/09/2017 to 28/09/2017, University of Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia  (International)
  • Progress and Regress of Religiosity in China , Annual China Review Seminar , 15/06/2017 to 15/06/2017, Institute of China Studies, UM (National)
  • Country Perspective and Experience: Malaysia Report , NACT (Network of Asean China Think Tank) Working Group Meeting Promoting People to People Exchange , 09/06/2017 to 09/06/2017, East Asia Institute, NUS  (International)
  • "Will China Siniczie and Confucianize the World? Case Study: Malaysia", International Seminar on East Asian Civilizations Exchange, 09/11/2016 to 12/11/2016, Nishan Forum on World Civilizations (International)
  • A Framework for Inter-Civilizational Co-existence: The Inclusive Confucian Model, A Dialogue between Asian Civilizations, 08/07/2016 to 12/07/2016, International Association of Confucians (International)
  • The China Factor and the Malaysia Chinese' Evolving Sense of Belonging and Identity, Contemporary Malaysian Chinese Society and the China Factor, 28/05/2016 to 29/05/2016, Center for Malaysian Chinese Studies (International)
  • A Rehabilitated Confucianism and China's Soft Power, East Asian Symposium of the World Forum on China Studies, 21/05/2016 to 24/05/2016, Shanghai Academy of Social Science (International)
  • Confucian Inclusive Vision and the Chinese Encounter with the World, 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and Chinese Soft Power: Review and Prospect, 10/11/2015 to 15/11/2015, University of Malaya (International)
  • China s Environmental Crisis: Drawing Wisdom from the Ancient Dao, World Religion and Current Affairs, 04/11/2009 to 07/11/2009, Parliament of World Religions (International)
  • China s Soft-Power: Why Confucianism?", Melbourne Conference on China, 01/08/2009 to 04/08/2009, Asia Institute, Melbourne University (International)