Curriculum Vitae



  • Senior Lecturer

  • Department of Chinese Studies
    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Head, UNIVERISITI MALAYA, 02/03/2021 to present
  • Head, UNIVERISITI MALAYA, 02/03/2020 to 01/03/2021
  • Penyelaras Program Sarjana Pengajian Cina, Faculty, 01/10/2019 to present
  • Bachelor (Pengajian Tionghua/Chinese Studies) University of Malaya, TIONGHUA STUDIES, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • Master of Arts (Political Science) California State University of Los Angeles, POLITICAL SCIENCE, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
  • International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO), Active Member, 2018 to 2019 (International)
  • MALAYSIAN RESEARCH CENTRE FOR CHINESE STUDIES, Board of Directors, 2018 to 2021 (University)
  • PERSATUAN SAINS SOSIAL MALAYSIA, Registered Member, Since 2010 (National)
Area of Expertise
  • (Malaysian Chinese society, local politics, Sarawak, Christianity)
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
  • AAEA3313 - Contemporary Chinese Politics in Malaysia, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2014/2015)
  • AIX1004 - Outline of Chinese Culture, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019)
  • AII2006 - Chinese Culture and Society in Southeast Asia, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019)
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    Refereed Journals
    • Ngu, I. T. & Ngeow, C. B. Soft Power, Confucius Institute and China's Cultural Diplomacy in Malaysia. Kajian Malaysia, 39(1) (SCOPUS-Indexed)
    • Ngu, IT (2021). The Politics of Food Aid in Sarawak, Malaysia. Contemporary Southeast Asia Vol. 43(1), pp. 83-89. (ISI-Indexed)
    • Ngu, I. T. (2020). Revisiting the Resinification Discourse on the Ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia. Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences (pp. 1-22), No.55. 2002 No. 55. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
    • Book review on "Getting-by": Class and state formation among Chinese in Malaysia (ISI-Indexed)
    • Ngu, I. T. (2018). Book review on "Towards Democracy: Do Malaysia Ethnic and Religious Tensions Dim Its Prospects?. The Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences, 51, 203-207. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
    • Ngu, I. T. & Chai. S. L. (2017). Malaysian Chinese Youth Reconstructing the Homeland: Postmodernism and Cultural Symbols. Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture. 516, 67-80. (ISI-Indexed)
    • Ngu, I. T. Book Review. Universitas: Monthly review of philosophy and culture (ISI-Indexed)
    • Ngu, I. T. (2017). Ideological struggles in Sarawak 1940-1960. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies. (ISI-Indexed)
    • NGU Ik Tien ( 16 2017 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Ngu, Ik Tien. June 2015. Journal of Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic (JMBRAS). (SCOPUS-Indexed)
    • .2015. . . The politics of federation and the cultural rights of minorities in Malaysia. Southeast Asian Affairs 3: 91- 99. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Wong, D., Tien, N. I. 2014. A "Double Alienation" The Vernacular Chinese Church in Malaysia Asian Journal of Social Science. (Tier 4, Impact Factor = 0.161) (ISI-Indexed)
    Non-Refereed Journals
    • Ngu Ik Tien. Centralization of the Federation of Malaysia. 2012 Vol.1
    Book Chapter
    • Ngu, I. T. & Tan, A. B. Buddhism and Christianity in Malaysia ( . In Tan, B. P. (Ed.), Contemporary Malaysia: Society and Education . Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Chinese Research Centre.
    • Ngu, I. T. (2019). Idenity Politics in Sarawak . In Phoon, W. K. (Ed.), Unconsolidated Democracy: Malaysia 2018 General Election (pp. 237-251). Kuala Lumpur: Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies.
    • Ngu, I. T. (2019). The Evolution of a Chinese Cultural Hub in Kuala Lumpur . In Wu Xiao An & Danny Wong (Eds), Chinese Studies in Malaysia and Singapore in Global Context (pp.204-217). Beijing: Science Press.
    • Ngu, I. T. & Lee, H. A. (2019). Social Transformation and the Consolidation of Chinese Votes for Regime Change. In Hutchinson, F. E. & Lee, H. A. (Eds), The Defeat pf Barisan Nasional: Missed Signs or Late Surge? (pp. 235-257). Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
    • Ngu, I. T. (2018). The Dynamics of Chinese Votes in Sarawak in GE14. In Regime Change in Malaysia: GE14 and the End of UMNO-BN'S 60-Year Rule (Edited by Francis Loh and Anil Netto), pp. 294-301. Petaling Jaya: SIRD and Aliran.
    • Benny Teh & Ik Tien Ngu (2018). Perceptions and practice of human security in Malaysia. In Mine, Yoichi, G mez, Oscar A., Muto, Ako (Eds.), Human Security Norms in East Asia. Palgrave Mcmillan. pp.113-133
    • Ngu, I. T. (2017), Repok and Meradong: Challenges in Courting Rural Votes. In Weiss, L. M. & Arnold Puyok (Eds), Electoral Dynamics in Sarawak: Contesting Developmentalism and Rights. Petaling Jaya: SIRD; Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
    • Ngu, I. T. 2014. Sibu and Lanang, Sarawak: Defeats of the bosses, In Weiss, M. (Ed). Findings from the grassroots: the electoral dynamics in Malaysia. Singapore and Kuala Lumpur: ISEAS & SIRD
    • The electoral results of GE13 in Sarawak: Realities and challenges ( ). In Wu Yan Hua, Pang Yong Qiang (Eds) , A transitional state ( ) (pp.171-184). Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Chinese Resource and Research Centre.
    Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
    • 2017
    • 2016 Contemporary Review
    Other Media(Tape,Video,Internet)
    • The ethnicity factor in constructing identity . Contemporary Review
    • 2020 . Ngu, I. T. (2020). The challenges of equal rights movements to the traditional power structure. Contemporary Review.
    • Contemporary Review
    • Ngu, I. T. (19 Jul 2019). China Factor and Changes in the Malaysian Chinese's Identity . Contemporary Review.
    • Ngu, I. T. (31 Oct 2019) DAP is going to become MCA 2.0? Contemporary Review. 2019
    • 2016 2018 . Contemporary Review . LLG Cultural Developmental Centre .
    • 2018
    • Ngu, I. T. (2017). Managing a cultural study course. Contemporary Review. LLG Foundation.
    • Ngu Ik Tien 2015
    • A Hybrid Schooling Model is Emerging (2020). Aliran Newsletter. - Newsletter
    • Ngu, I. T. (2020), Book Review: Schooling Diaspora: Women, Education, and the Overseas Chinese in British Malaya and Singapore, 1850s-1960s by Karen M. Teoh. Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 93 (318), pp. 174-175. - Book Review
    • Ngu, I. T. (12 Oct 2019) Enough of ethno-religious talk; focus on easing people s plight. Aliran. - Newsletter
    • Ngu, I. T. (15 Jul 2019). Restoring local government polls would empower people in new Malaysia. Aliran - Newsletter
    • Ngu, I. T. (23 Feb 2019). Quicken the pace from regime change to good governance. Aliran - Newsletter
    • Ngu, Ik Tien (2018). In New Malaysia, Winners Don't Take All. Aliran. - Newsletter
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    International Funding
  • Local politics, governance, and public goods in Southeast Asia, Co-PI, 2019 - 2021 (International)
  • Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
  • Representasi Tradisi dan Budaya: Kajian Artis Muda di Bandaraya Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2018 (National)
  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • Intersection of civilizations: the social and cultural transformation in Borneo , Consultant, 2015 - 2017 (National)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • China's cultural diplomacy to ASEAN countries and its sociopolitical impacts , Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2015 (National)
    Academic Adviser
    (Total of Student),(No. of Contact Hours),(Academic Session)
  • 15, 5, 2014/2015
  • 18, 9, 2016/2017
  • Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    • Pembelajaran dan Penguasaan Bahasa Cina bagi Murid Bukan Cina di Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Daerah Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan., Tan Yong Ling, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Kajian bahan pengajaran Bahasa Cina sekolah kebangsaan tahap tinggi dari perspektif komunikasi merentasi budaya, Lim Kian Ming, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Kapital Sosial dalam sistem pendidikan Cina di Malaysia, Tang Zhi Quan, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Mandarin Education of Confucius Institutes in Malaysia, Ju Meng, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • China's Soft Power, Xing Jing, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    Undergraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Academic Session)
    • Projek Ilmiah, 2016/2017
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • 隆雪华堂线上讲座 Online Public Seminar: the Way out for Pakatan Harapan, 29/06/2020 to 29/06/2020
    • 隆雪华堂 线上讲座 Online Public Seminar - 多党协议终止政治权斗?Ending the political tussle by building multiple parties alliances?, 21/06/2020 to 21/06/2020
    • 隆雪华堂妇女组 线上课程 Online Classroom: Plural Society , 07/06/2020 to 07/06/2020
    • 隆雪华堂 线上讲座 Online Public Seminar: 国家未来的政治走向 The Prospect of Malaysia, 20/05/2020 to 20/05/2020
    • Speaker for a forum on the Recent Trends of Chinese Education, 05/03/2019 to 05/03/2019
    • A member of national integration committee under Dong Zong., 01/11/2018 to 31/10/2021
    Evaluation Activity
  • Young voters' perceptions towards political parties and their involvement in political activities: A study in Batu Pahat Parliamentary constituency, 2018 to 2018 (Thesis)
  • Proposal defense held in conjunction with the Research Method course., 2018 to 2018 (Proposal Defense)
  • Major Islamic organizations in Indonesia: A comparative study between the New Order and post New Order Eras, 2018 to 2018 (Thesis)
  • Review an article, 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture , 2016 to 2016 (Article in Journal)
  • Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture , 2016 to 2017 (Article in Journal)
  • Expert Linkages
    (Linkages Description),(Organisation),(Duration of Involvement),(Level)
  • Taiwan-Malaysia Conference on Chinese Culture in Southeast Asia, Research Center for Chinese Cultural Subjectivity, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, 2021 (International)
  • DAAD , ProGrant, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), 2018 (International)
  • As an invited panelist, Inter-Asia School, 2016 (International)
  • Research collaboration, Dr Benny Teh, Japan International Cooperation Agency and Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2015 (International)
  • Research collaboration, Dr Kang Min, Beijing Foreign Language University, 2015 (International)
  • Research collaboration, Professor Motoko Shuto, University of Tsukuba, 2015 (International)
  • Invitation from Dr Lee Hock Guan of ISEAS to give a talk on Sarawak politics, ISEAS, Singapore, 2015 (International)
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
  • A preliminary report of the resinicization process among the Malaysian Chinese , Academic Forum on "Mobility and local experiences" , 18/10/2017 to 18/10/2017, Department of Chinese Studies, Taiwan Spotlight Project, etc. (International)
  • The GE14 and the Chinese votes and local politics in East Malaysia, International Conference on Borneo Chinese Studies, 08/12/2018 to 09/12/2018, Huaqiao University (International)
  • The consolidation of Chinese votes for regime change, Malaysia's GE14: Missed signs or late surge? , 27/09/2018 to 28/09/2018, ISEAS (International)
  • Penyertaan Wanita Dalam Politik di Malaysia: Respons Ahli Politik terhadap Cadangan Penetapan Kuota Perwakilan Politik Wanita, Persidangan Wanita Selangor Hybrid 2021, 24/04/2021 to 24/04/2021, Wanita Berdaya Selangor, Kerajaan Selangor. (National)
  • A report on the Sibu Municipal Council, Local governance regimes project Malaysia team meeting, 14/12/2019 to 14/12/2019, The Australia National University (International)
  • The formation of Chinese cultural hub in the metropolitan city of Kuala Lumpur, 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON SOUTHEAST ASIANS STUDIES IN TAIWAN, 02/06/2017 to 03/06/2017, COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, NATIONAL CHI NAN UNIVERSITY, TAIWAN (International)
  • , International Conference on the Study of the Chinese in Malaysia and Singapore: History, Politics and Culture, 04/12/2016 to 05/12/2016, History Department, Peking University, China (International)
  • Chinese politics in Repok and Meradong, 2016 Sarawak State Election, 01/11/2016 to 01/11/2016, UNIMAS (International)
  • Ideological struggles in Sarawak, 1940-1960, Revisiting Malaya 2.0: Malaya and Indonesia: Links and Fractures in Political and Historical Thoughts, 04/08/2016 to 06/08/2016, Inter-Asia Office (International)
  • Forging tools for cross-cultural communication: ethnic minority activism in the capital city of Malaysia, The Twentieth Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), 02/07/2016 to 03/07/2016, Asian Studies Conference Japan (International)
  • The social dynamics of the Chinese vote in Sarawak: pre and post Taib, Forum on East Malaysia, 04/12/2015 to 04/12/2015, Institute of Southeast Asia Studies (International)
  • Urbanization in Sarawak, Convergence of civilizations: the social transformation in Borneo, 02/08/2015 to 08/08/2015, Sponsor: Beijing Foreign Studies University  (International)
  • Ethnic Chinese activism in Malaysia, Re-imagining anthropological and sociological boundaries, 15/07/2015 to 17/07/2015, The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)  (International)
  • China's cultural diplomacy to Malaysia, China's Cutlural Diplomacy to ASEAN Countries and its socio-political impacts, 23/12/2014 to 24/12/2014, University of Tsukuba, Japan (International)
  • The endurance of Barisan Nasional in Sarawak, Democracy in Taiwan: Looking at the 2012 Elections , 24/08/2013 to 24/08/2013, Institute of China Studies, UM and Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (International)