Curriculum Vitae

DR. NGU IK TIEN

Senior Lecturer
  • Department of Chinese Studies
    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • OTHER POLITICAL SCIENCES AND PUBLIC POLICY
    Malaysian Chinese society, local politics, Sarawak, Christianity

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • PhD, (Political Science)
    Universiti Sains Malaysia (Usm)
  • MA, (Political Science)
    California State University, Los Angeles
  • B.A, (Tionghua Studies)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Head
    02 Mar 2023 - present (Malaysian Chinese Research Center (McRc), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Head
    02 Mar 2021 - 01 Mar 2023 (Malaysian Chinese Research Center (McRc), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Deputy Head
    01 Nov 2022 - 31 Oct 2023 (University Malaya)
  • Programme Coordinator
    02 Sep 2021 - 01 Sep 2023 (Department)
  • Committee Members
    01 Aug 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 (Department of Chinese Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Head
    02 Mar 2020 - 01 Mar 2021 (Malaysian Chinese Research Center (McRc), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Penyelaras Program Sarjana Pengajian Cina
    01 Oct 2019 - 30 Sep 2021 (Department of Chinese Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD , EDITORIAL BOARD
    2020 to present (National)
  • PERSATUAN SAINS SOSIAL MALAYSIA, REGISTERED MEMBER
    Since 2010 (National)
  • ACADEMIC MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    2018 to 2023 (National)
  • INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF CHINESE OVERSEAS (ISSCO), ACTIVE MEMBER
    2018 to 2019 (International)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • EXCELLENCE SERVICE AWARD
    University of Malaya, 2022 (University)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2020 (University)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Ngu, Ik-Tien (2023). Moderation of Sarawak Regionalism in Malaysia's 15th General Election, PACIFIC AFFAIRS. 96(2), 323-341. doi:10.5509/2023962323
  2. Ik-Tien, N. (2021). The Politics of Food Aid in Sarawak, Malaysia. Contemporary Southeast Asia, 43(1), 83-89.
  3. Ngu, I. T. (2017). Ethnicity and nationalism: ideological struggles in Sarawak after the Second World War. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 18(3), 433-444. doi:10.1080/14649373.2017.1345346
  4. Ngu, I. T., Chai, S. L. (2017). Malaysian Chinese Youth Reconstructing the Homeland: Postmodernism and Cultural Symbols. Universitas-Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture, 44(5), 67-80.
  5. Wong, D., Tien, N. I. (2014). A "Double Alienation" The Vernacular Chinese Church in Malaysia, Asian Journal of Social Science. 42(3-4), 262-290
Scopus
  1. Ngu I.-T. (2023). Moderation of Sarawak Regionalism in Malaysia s 15th General Election, Pacific Affairs. 96(2), 323-341. doi:10.5509/2023962323
  2. Tien, N. I., & Bing, N. C. (2021). Soft power, confucius institute and China s cultural diplomacy in Malaysia. Kajian Malaysia, 39(1), 55-76. doi: 10.21315/KM2021.39.1.3
  3. Ngu I.-T. (2020). Revisiting resinicisation discourse on ethnic chinese in southeast asia the case of malaysia, Hong Kong journal of Social Sciences. (55), 1-22
Others
  1. Ngu, I. T. 2015). The cultural rights of minorities in the Federation of Malaysia .. Southeast Asian Affairs 3: 91- 99. (CSSCI)
  2. Ngu Ik Tien. Centralization of the Federation of Malaysia. 2012 Vol.1
Chapter in Books
  1. Khoo, Y. H. & Ngu, I. T. (2023). Covid-19 and its consequences on civic space in Malaysia, In Vilashini Somiah and Nur Dayana Mohamed Ariffin, Revisiting Covid-19 in Malaysia: plight and perseverance (pp. 121-148). Universiti Malaya Press.
  2. Ngu, I. T. & Tan, A. B. Buddhism and Christianity in Malaysia ( ). In Tan, B. P. (Ed.), Contemporary Malaysia: Society and Education. Kuala Lumpur: Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
Other Publications
  1. Ngu Ik Tien (2023) Oriental Daily - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  2. 2020 . Ngu, I. T. (2020). The challenges of equal rights movements to the traditional power structure. Contemporary Review. - Online Magazine
  3. Ngu, I. T. (2020). Book review on "Schooling Diaspora: Women, Education, and the Overseas Chinese in British Malaya and Singapore, 1850s 1960s" by Karen M. Teoh (review). Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 93( 1, No. 318) , pp. 174-175. - Book Review
  4. The ethnicity factor in constructing identity . Contemporary Review - Online Media
  5. Contemporary Review - Online Magazine
  6. Ngu, I. T. (19 Jul 2019). China Factor and Changes in the Malaysian Chinese's Identity . Contemporary Review. - Online Magazine
  7. Ngu, I. T. (31 Oct 2019) DAP is going to become MCA 2.0? Contemporary Review. 2019 - Online Magazine
  8. 2018 - Online Magazine
  9. 2016 2018 . Contemporary Review . LLG Cultural Developmental Centre . - Internet
  10. Ngu, I. T. (2018). Book review on "Getting-by": Class and state formation among Chinese in Malaysia. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (pp. 166-168), 49(1). 10.1017/S0022463417000820 - Book Review
  11. 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. - Book Review
  12. 2017 - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  13. Ngu, I. T. (2017). Book Review on "qianxi, jiaxiang he rentong: wenhua bijiao shiye xia de haiwai huaren yanjiu". Universitas: Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture, 44(5), pp. 81-84. - Book Review
  14. Ngu, I. T. (2017). Managing a cultural study course. Contemporary Review. LLG Foundation. - Online Magazine
  15. 2016 Contemporary Review - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  16. Ngu Ik Tien 2015 - Other Media(Tape,Video,Internet)
  17. Ngu, I. T. (2015). Book Review on "Domination and Contestation: Muslim Bumiputera Politics in Sarawak". Journal of Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic (JMBRAS). 88 (June). pp. 126-128. - Book Review

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2020 - 2023, RU Geran - Fakulti Program
    Human Rights, Power And The Politics Of Global Order ( Co-Researcher)
  2. 2020 - 2023, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Local autonomy and governance in Malaysia and Indonesia, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) ( Co-Researcher)
  3. 2016 - 2018, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    Representasi Tradisi dan Budaya: Kajian Artis Muda di Bandaraya Malaysia ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  4. 2015 - 2017, Beijing Foreign Studies University
    Intersection of civilizations: the social and cultural transformation in Borneo ( Consultant)
  5. 2013 - 2015, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
    China's cultural diplomacy to ASEAN countries and its sociopolitical impacts ( Principal Investigator(PI))
Private
  1. 2021 - 2024, Private Funding
    Perkembangan Sosial Dan Politik Masyarakat Cina Di Sungai Petani, Kedah ( Principal Investigator(PI))
International
  1. 2019 - 2023, International Funding
    Pentadbiran Bandar Dan Perkhidmatan Awam Di Sibu, Malaysia Timur ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  2. 2019 - 2021, International Funding
    Local politics, governance, and public goods in Southeast Asia ( Co-PI)

CONSULTANCY PROJECT


  • Kajian Politik Sarawak 2022, Merdeka Strategic Development Centre, Consultant
    01 Aug 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 (National)

PAPER PRESENTED


CONFERENCE
  1. A preliminary report of the resinicization process among the Malaysian Chinese , Academic Forum on "Mobility and local experiences" , Department of Chinese Studies, Taiwan Spotlight Project, etc. (International) (18 Oct 2017 - 18 Oct 2017)
INVITED SPEAKER
  1. Regional-based Identity politics of the Chinese in Sarawak , Southern Salon Session 113, Southern University College (National) (18 Oct 2022 - 18 Oct 2022)
  2. 2021 SARAWAK ELECTIONS: VOTING PATTERNS IN THE CHINESE-MAJORITY CONSTITUENCIES, UNIMAS FSSH seminar series, UNIMAS (National) (09 Feb 2022 - 09 Feb 2022)
  3. The GE14 and the Chinese votes and local politics in East Malaysia, International Conference on Borneo Chinese Studies, Huaqiao University (International) (08 Dec 2018 - 09 Dec 2018)
  4. The consolidation of Chinese votes for regime change, Malaysia's GE14: Missed signs or late surge? , ISEAS (International) (27 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018)
ORAL PRESENTER
  1. Penyertaan Wanita Dalam Politik di Malaysia: Respons Ahli Politik terhadap Cadangan Penetapan Kuota Perwakilan Politik Wanita, Persidangan Wanita Selangor Hybrid 2021, Wanita Berdaya Selangor, Kerajaan Selangor. (National) (24 Apr 2021 - 24 Apr 2021)
PRESENTER
  1. The formation of Chinese cultural hub in the metropolitan city of Kuala Lumpur, 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON SOUTHEAST ASIANS STUDIES IN TAIWAN, COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, NATIONAL CHI NAN UNIVERSITY, TAIWAN (International) (02 Jun 2017 - 03 Jun 2017)
  2. , International Conference on the Study of the Chinese in Malaysia and Singapore: History, Politics and Culture, History Department, Peking University, China (International) (04 Dec 2016 - 05 Dec 2016)
  3. Chinese politics in Repok and Meradong, 2016 Sarawak State Election, UNIMAS (International) (01 Nov 2016 - 01 Nov 2016)
  4. Ideological struggles in Sarawak, 1940-1960, Revisiting Malaya 2.0: Malaya and Indonesia: Links and Fractures in Political and Historical Thoughts, Inter-Asia Office (International) (04 Aug 2016 - 06 Aug 2016)
  5. Forging tools for cross-cultural communication: ethnic minority activism in the capital city of Malaysia, The Twentieth Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), Asian Studies Conference Japan (International) (02 Jul 2016 - 03 Jul 2016)
  6. The social dynamics of the Chinese vote in Sarawak: pre and post Taib, Forum on East Malaysia, Institute of Southeast Asia Studies (International) (04 Dec 2015 - 04 Dec 2015)
  7. Urbanization in Sarawak, Convergence of civilizations: the social transformation in Borneo, Sponsor: Beijing Foreign Studies University  (International) (02 Aug 2015 - 08 Aug 2015)
  8. Ethnic Chinese activism in Malaysia, Re-imagining anthropological and sociological boundaries, The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)  (International) (15 Jul 2015 - 17 Jul 2015)
  9. China's cultural diplomacy to Malaysia, China's Cutlural Diplomacy to ASEAN Countries and its socio-political impacts, University of Tsukuba, Japan (International) (23 Dec 2014 - 24 Dec 2014)
  10. The endurance of Barisan Nasional in Sarawak, Democracy in Taiwan: Looking at the 2012 Elections , Institute of China Studies, UM and Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (International) (24 Aug 2013 - 24 Aug 2013)

ACADEMIC/PROF. SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2021) Internal Examiner for Cd and Proposal Defence, University, (Internal Examiner)
  2. (2018) Young voters' perceptions towards political parties and their involvement in political activities: A study in Batu Pahat Parliamentary constituency, (External Examiner)
  3. (2018) Proposal defense held in conjunction with the Research Method course., (Internal Examiner)
  4. (2018) Major Islamic organizations in Indonesia: A comparative study between the New Order and post New Order Eras, (External Examiner)
  5. (2018) Review an article, (Reviewer)
  6. (2016) Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture , (Editor)
  7. (2016) Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture , (Internal Examiner)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2023) Moderator for a Keynote Speech, International, (Resource Person)
  2. (2021) Guest Editor for The Journal of Malaysian Chinese Studies, National, (Resource Person)
  3. (2021) Guest Editor for Journal of Malaysian Chinese Studies, National, (Resource Person)
  4. (2021) Taiwan-Malaysia Conference on Chinese Culture in Southeast Asia, Research Center for Chinese Cultural Subjectivity, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, International
  5. (2018) DAAD , ProGrant, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), International
  6. (2016) As an invited panelist, Inter-Asia School, International
  7. (2015) Research collaboration, Dr Benny Teh, Japan International Cooperation Agency and Universiti Sains Malaysia, International
  8. (2015) Research collaboration, Dr Kang Min, Beijing Foreign Language University, International
  9. (2015) Research collaboration, Professor Motoko Shuto, University of Tsukuba, International
  10. (2015) Invitation from Dr Lee Hock Guan of ISEAS to give a talk on Sarawak politics, ISEAS, Singapore, International

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  1. (2023) China and Nanyang in the Mutual Formation of Cosmopolitan Chinese Elites: a Study of Wong Nai Siong, Khoo Seok Wan, Lim Boon Keng, and Wu Lien Teh, LAN LIN
  2. (2023) CHINA'S CULTURAL DIPLOMACY TO MALAYSIA FROM THE PERSEPTIVE OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (PROPOSAL), XING JING
  3. (2019) Mandarin Education of Confucius Institutes in Malaysia, Ju Meng
  4. (2019) China's Soft Power, Xing Jing
Master
  1. (2023) ADAPTATIONS TO LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL SHIFTS OF TRADITIONALLY CANTONESE SPEAKING PROTESTANT CHURCHES AND CHRISTIANS IN IPOH, JAMES RICHARD GARRAD
  2. (2023) A Study on chinese shipping in colonial malaya, 1840-1957, CHAN MEI YI
  3. (2021) KAPITAL SOSIAL DALAM PERKEMBANGAN INSTITUSI PENDIDIKAN CINA DI MALAYSIA: KAJIAN KES SEKOLAH- SEKOLAH CHONG HWA (KUALA LUMPUR) DAN SEKOLAH MENENGAH KATOLIK (PETALING JAYA), TANG ZHI QUAN
  4. (2021) The Malaysia Chinese Association (MCA)'s institutional reforms in the post BN-Mahatir Era (2003-2021), KENT WEI JAGAT LAI
  5. (2021) Chinese Women?s organizations in Malaya after World War II: A Case Study of Selangor Li Chee Women's Association, QING ROU LIM
  6. (2021) A Study of the Development of Lim Sz Chong Su and Tien How Temple in Batu Pahat, WEN HAN FAM
  7. (2019) KAJIAN UNSUR BUDAYA DALAM BUKU-BUKU TEKS BAHASA CINA SEKOLAH KEBANGSAAN DARI PERSEPEKTIF KOMUNIKASI MERENTAS BUDAYA, LIM KIAN MING
  8. (2017) Kajian bahan pengajaran Bahasa Cina sekolah kebangsaan tahap tinggi dari perspektif komunikasi merentasi budaya, Lim Kian Ming
  9. (2017) PERTAMBAHAN MURID MELAYU DI SEKOLAH JENIS KEBANGSAAN CINA DAERAH KUALA PILAH: MOTIVASI, CABARAN DAN ADAPTASI, TAN YONG LING
  10. (2016) Kapital Sosial dalam sistem pendidikan Cina di Malaysia, Tang Zhi Quan
  11. (2014) Pembelajaran dan Penguasaan Bahasa Cina bagi Murid Bukan Cina di Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Daerah Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan., Tan Yong Ling
Under Graduate Students
  1. (2016) Projek Ilmiah

TEACHING


Master
  1. (2023) AQB7012 - The Chinese Society in Southeast Asia
  2. (2022) AQB7012 - The Chinese Society in Southeast Asia
  3. (2021) AQB7013 - Special Topics in Chinese Studies
  4. (2021) AQB7012 - The Chinese Society in Southeast Asia
Bachelor
  1. (2023) AII3016 - Contemporary Chinese Politics in Malaysia
  2. (2022) AII2006 - Chinese Culture and Society in Southeast Asia
  3. (2022) AIX2001 - Research Methodology for Social Science and Humanities
  4. (2021) AII2006 - Chinese Culture and Society in Southeast Asia
  5. (2021) AIX1004 - Outline of Chinese Culture
  6. (2020) AII1008 - Introduction to Study of Chinese Societies
  7. (2019) AII2006 - Chinese Culture and Society in Southeast Asia
  8. (2019) AIX1004 - Outline of Chinese Culture
  9. (2018) AII2006 - Chinese Culture and Society in Southeast Asia
  10. (2015) AAEA3313 - Contemporary Chinese Politics in Malaysia

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES


  • Editorial Committee Member, (01 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2025) (National)
  • Forum Panelist On Ge15, (09 Nov 2022 - 09 Nov 2022) (National)
  • Appointment as a Academic Director for Research Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies, (23 Jul 2022 - 29 Jun 2024) (National)
  • Online Interview by Pocketimes Sin Chew, (15 Dec 2021 - 15 Dec 2021) (National)
  • Online Interview by Cityplus Fm, (06 Dec 2021 - 06 Dec 2021) (National)
  • Panelist of a Public Forum, (19 Aug 2021 - 19 Aug 2021) (National)
  • Moderator of a Webinar, (05 Aug 2021 - 05 Aug 2021) (National)
  • Moderator of a Webinar, (06 Mar 2021 - 06 Mar 2021) (National)
  • 隆雪华堂线上讲座 Online Public Seminar: The Way Out for Pakatan Harapan, (29 Jun 2020 - 29 Jun 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 Jun 2020 - 21 Jun 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 May 2020 - 20 May 2020)
  • Speaker for a Forum On The Recent Trends of Chinese Education, (05 Mar 2019 - 05 Mar 2019)
  • A Member of National Integration Committee Under Dong Zong., (01 Nov 2018 - 31 Oct 2021)