Authored Books by FASS Faculty Members (Jan-June 2015)

Interested in the Cold War or where and when consciousness exists? Want to learn about resistance activists in colonial Malaya or the politics of infrastructure investment in Indonesia? FASS faculty write about these and many more fascinating topics in this collection of 13 authored books published during the first half of 2015: http://blog.nus.edu.sg/fassresearch/2015/06/16/authored-books-by-fass-faculty-members-jan-june-2015/

Congratulations to Professor Ten Chin Liew!

Prof Ten Chin Liew was conferred the title Emeritus Professor on 17 April 2015 in recognition of his sterling contributions and distinguished service to scholarship and the University.

Prof Ten has accumulated over 25 years of service to the University, including 7½ years as Head of the Department of Philosophy and countless hours as a dedicated and inspiring teacher and supervisor. He is also a Fellow at both the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of Social Services.

Prof Ten is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities, if not the leading authority on the political philosophy of John Stuart Mill. His ideas have influenced the likes of other notable philosophers such as H.L.A. Hart, Joseph Raz, Nigel Walker and Wayne Summer, just to name a few. Prof Ten had also contributed nationally in the areas of bioethics and laboratory animal research.

On receiving the Emeritus Professorship, Prof Ten says: “I am delighted and honoured to be given this Award. My association with NUS and its predecessors goes back a very long way. I was a freshman at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur in 1957. I graduated with B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy from the University of Malaya in Singapore in 1961. My first full-time academic appointment was to the Philosophy Department, University of Singapore, in 1964.”

“Since then I have taught at Monash University in Australia and at the National University of Singapore. In Singapore, I have greatly enjoyed teaching a wide range of courses, both undergraduate and graduate, in the Philosophy Department and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. I look forward to my continued association with NUS.”

On behalf of the University, NUS Provost Prof Tan Eng Chye presented a goldfish plaque as a token of appreciation for Prof Ten. The poem at the lower left of the plaque reads:

Nine goldfish swimming happily all day long
Up to the fragrant lotus in the pond
When the time is right and the wind
Begins to blow, their dreams will come true
Lo and Behold.”

Auspiciously significant to the Chinese, the goldfish signifies wealth and abundance while the lotus is a symbol of purity and fruitfulness due to its ability to flourish even in muddy water.

Our heartiest congratulations to Prof Ten once again!

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NUS Provost Prof Tan Eng Chye, presenting the goldfish plaque to Prof Ten
(Photo credit: Nicholas Cai)

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Prof Ten (4th from right), NUS Provost Prof Tan Eng Chye (right), FASS Dean Prof Brenda Yeoh (2nd from right), FASS Director of Administration Mr Mark Teng (left, first row), Prof Chong Chi Tat, Head of the Department of Philosophy A/P Michael Pelczar and the faculty from the Department of Philosophy at the award ceremony.

STARS Awards and Lohei Dinner 2015

Alongside the myriad of awards honouring members of the Faculty, the FASS STARS Awards and Lohei Dinner (2015) also saw the inauguration of the Distinguished Arts and Social Sciences Alumni Award. Befitting NUS’ 110th and Singapore’s 50th year respectively, the inaugural recipients comprise eight outstanding alumni from FASS whose illustrious achievements and careers have shaped the landscape of the Faculty, University, Singapore and beyond.

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Prof Lily Kong, Vice-Provost (Academic Personnel) (fourth from left) poses with the recipients of the Distinguished Arts and Social Sciences Alumni Awards, including (from left): Prof Mahbubani, Prof Wang, Mrs Tan, Mr Edmund Baker (who received the award on behalf of his father Prof Baker), Prof Yeoh, Ambassador Chan, Mr Hochstadt and Mr Yap

The Distinguished Arts and Social Sciences Alumni Award (Lifetime Achievement) was conferred upon former President Mr S R Nathan (Class ‘54) for his outstanding contributions. Seven other exceptional alumni were also recognised. They are:

  • Professor Maurice Baker (Class of ’41)
  • Professor Wang Gungwu (Class of ’53, ’56)
  • Mr Herman Ronald Hochstadt (Class of ’58)
  • Mrs Tan Suan Imm (Class of ’61)
  • Ambassador Chan Heng Chee (Class of ’64, ’74)
  • Mr Yap Boh Tiong (Class of ’69, ’73)
  • Professor Kishore Mahbubani (Class of ’71)

Additionally, 124 FASS STARS (Service, Teaching, Alumni, Research and Long Service) Awards were presented to faculty and staff to celebrate their remarkable achievements and years of dedication. The Faculty Research Award recognises excellent staff achievements and encourages quality research; the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award is given to faculty members who have displayed a high level of commitment to their teaching; the FASS Service Award honours administrative staff for their excellent service attitude; and the Long Service Award commemorates the long-term commitment and loyalty of employees who have achieved significant milestones with the Faculty.

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Faculty members, staff and guests alike joined in the tossing of Yu Sheng

The 2015 STARS Awards coincided with the Faculty’s Lunar New Year Lohei celebrations and the entertainment provided for the evening augured well with it. A roving silhouette artist, Mr Welles Tan, expertly cut out guests’ side profiles within seconds. FASS’ alumni Jonathan Leong (Class of ’07) belted out Maybe Tonight (whose melody and lyrics he wrote) and the popular Mandarin song Xin Bu Liao Qing.

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Silhouette Artist Mr Welles Tan

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Jonathan Leong and Jourdan Chang

The highlight of the performances was certainly by mask-changer Li Quanlin. Mr Li piqued the interest of the crowd with his entrance and costume, later on indulging them with a teasing performance; he changed his “face” without touching it!

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Mask-Changer Mr Li Quanlin even donned “faces” of popular characters!

All in all, it was a very enjoyable night with good food and great company. Congratulations to all our STARS winners!

These are the names of the recipients for the rest of the awards:

Faculty Research Award Winners

 

Name  

Department

 

Award for Excellent Researcher

 

A/P Davin Chor

 

Economics

 

Award for Promising Researcher

 

Dr Jessica Pan

 

Economics

 

Dr Daniel Friess

 

Geography

 

Dr Woon Chih Yuan

 

Geography

 

 

Faculty Teaching Excellence Award Winners (FTEA)

 

Name Department
Ms Sasiwimol Klayklueng Centre for Language Studies
A/P Chin Kwee Nyet Centre for Language Studies
Ms Rungnapa Kitiarsa Centre for Language Studies
Mr Yuzuru Hamasaki Centre for Language Studies
Dr Ho Chee Lick Chinese Studies
A/P Lee Cheuk Yin Chinese Studies
Dr Iccha Basnyat Communications and New Media
A/P Lee Seow Ting Communications and New Media
Dr Zhang Yang Economics
Dr Aamir Rafique Hashmi Economics
A/P Chia Ngee Choon Economics
Dr Susan Ang English Language and Literature
Dr Gilbert Yeoh English Language and Literature
Prof Goh Boon Hua Robbie English Language and Literature
Dr Anne M. Thell English Language and Literature
Dr Graham Wolfe English Language and Literature
A/P Michelle Lazar English Language and Literature
Dr Tania Roy English Language and Literature
Dr Yosuke Sato English Language and Literature
Dr Daniel Friess Geography
Dr Harvey Neo Geography
Dr Woon Chih Yuan Geography
Prof Brian Farrell History
A/P Maurizio Peleggi History
Dr John P. Dimoia History
Dr Donna Brunero History
A/P Timothy P. Barnard History
Dr Chris Mcmorran Japanese Studies
A/P Noor Aisha Abdul Rahman Malay Studies
Mr Chin Chuan Fei Philosophy
Dr Terence Lee Chek Liang Political Science
Dr Ryan Hong Psychology
Dr Cha Yeow Siah Psychology
Dr Jia Lile Psychology
A/P Trevor Penney Psychology
A/P Esther Goh Chor Leng Social Work
Dr Peace Wong Yuh Ju Social Work
Dr Feng Qiushi Sociology
A/P Joonmo Son Sociology
A/P Irving Johnson Southeast Asian Studies

 

 

Special Teaching Award Winners

 

Name Department Award
A/P Timothy P. Barnard History Educational Leadership Award
A/P Lim Sun Sun Communications & New Media Innovation Award
Ms Sasiwimol Klayklueng Centre for Language Studies Pedagogy Award
Dr Gilbert Yeoh English Language & Literature Students’ Choice Award
Dr Zhang Yang Economics Students’ Choice Award
Dr Suriani Suratman Malay Studies Versatility Award

 

FASS Service Award Winners (Outstanding Award)

Name Department
Mdm Asma Bevi Binte Abdul Majid Dean’s Office
Ms Loh Poh Yee Psychology
Mrs Rajamani Subramaniam Sociology

FASS Service Award Winners

Name Department
Miss Chan Guek Hong English Language and Literature
Ms Chan May Ling, Karen Undergraduate Studies
Ms Gayathri d/o Dorairaju Communications and New Media
Ms Jamunarani d/o Danakkody Administration
Ms Kanaga d/o Muthuveloo Communications and New Media
Ms Lee Bee Ling Japanese Studies
Mr Lee Choon Yoong Geography
Miss Lee Pei Ying Centre for Language Studies
Mdm Norizan Binti Abdul Majid Communications and New Media
Mdm Shazlina Binte Sahlan English Language and Literature
Miss Soh Gek Han Geography
Miss Wong Pauline Undergraduate Studies

Long Service Award (10 Years)

Name Department
Ms Malwina Baranska Centre for Language Studies
A/P Donald Francis Favareau Communications and New Media
Ms Shirley Koh See Liew Dean’s Office
Mr Teng Mah Kiong Dean’s Office
Mr Jagan s/o Sinnasamy Dean’s Office
A/P Barbara Therese, Ryan English Language & Literature
Dr Tania, Roy English Language & Literature
A/P Wang Yi-Chen Geography
Dr Tang Weng Hong Philosophy
A/P Eddie, Tong Mun Wai Psychology
Mdm Suraya Binte Ahmad Social Work
Dr Muhammad Arafat Bin Mohamad Southeast Asian Studies

Long Service Award (15 Years)

Name Department
A/P Lo Yuet Keung Chinese Studies
A/P Shi Yuzhi Chinese Studies
Ms Karen Chan May Ling Dean’s Office
Ms Colleen Chen Hian Ngo Dean’s Office
Mdm Gayathry Devi d/o Silvarasan Dean’s Office
Mdm Foo Peck Jia Dean’s Office
Ms Susan Khoo Poh Siok Dean’s Office
Mdm Wong Khuan Heng Dean’s Office
Ms Irene Nai Hai Ling Dean’s Office
Mr Tan Eng Tian Dean’s Office
Ms Lim Meng Woan Economics
A/P Shin Jang-Sup Economics
A/P Liu Haoming Economics
Ms Audrey Lee Li Khim English Language & Literature
Mdm Lim Lay Hoon English Language & Literature
A/P Michelle M. Lazar English Language & Literature
A/P Timothy Gwyn Bunnell Geography
A/P Matthias, Roth Geography
Ms Rona Foo Yoke Ling History
A/P Timothy Percy Barnard History
A/P Ian Lewis, Gordon History
A/P Gregory Kevin Clancey History
Mdm Ng Lai Leng Japanese Studies
A/P Hendrik Carl Meyer-Ohle Japanese Studies
A/P Noor Aisha Bte Abdul Rahman Malay Studies
Mr Chin Chuan Fei Philosophy
Mdm Nur Jannah Binte Mohamed South Asian Studies Programme
A/P Gyanesh Kudaisya South Asian Studies Programme
Dr Rajesh Rai South Asian Studies Programme

Long Service Award (20 Years)

Name Department
Mdm Ng Siew Hua Dean’s Office
A/P Grant, Shen Guangren English Language & Literature
Mdm Rohani Binte Sungib Southeast Asian Studies

Long Service Award (25 Years)

Name Department
Mdm Yuen Sau Yoong Centre for Language Studies
Mdm Normah Binte Osman Dean’s Office
Mdm Ng Choai Hia Dean’s Office
Prof Sun Yeneng Economics
A/P Albert Tsui Ka Cheng Economics
A/P Walter Lim Swee Huat English Language & Literature
Dr Peter Tan Kok Wan English Language & Literature
Dr Barnard E. Turner English Language & Literature
A/P Chng Huang Hoon English Language & Literature
Dr Mohd Maliki Bin Osman Social Work

Long Service Award (30 Years)

Name Department
A/P Ismail Talib Bin Said English Language & Literature

Long Service Award (35 Years)

Name Department
A/P Hussin Mutalib Political Science
A/P Bilveer Singh Political Science

Long Service Award (40 Years)

Name Department
Prof Basant Kumar Kapur Economics
A/P Yong Mun Cheong History

 

Selected Forthcoming Authored Books by FASS Faculty in 2015

FASS professors have authored a number of intriguing books set for release in 2015. Read on to learn about some of them, and do attend our launch events for The Crisis of Gl0bal Modernity and Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities if you can.

The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future (Cambridge UP, January 2015) by Prasenjit Duara, Professor in the Department of History, is available here. A panel discussion and presentation will be held as a launch event at Seminar Rooms A and B at the Shaw Foundation Building on Friday, January 30th. More information can be found here.

Radicals: Resistance and Mobilization in Colonial Malaya by Syed Aljunied, Associate Professor in the Department of Malay Studies, will be published by Northern Illinois UP in June 2015.

Global Production Networks: Theorizing Economic Development  in an Interconnected World by Neil Coe and Henry Yeung, Professors in the Department of Geography, will be published by Oxford UP in June 2015.

Neoliberal Health Organizing: Communication, Meaning, and Politics by Mohan Dutta, Professor and Head of the Department of Communications and New Media, will be published by Left Coast Press in April 2015.

Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World by Masuda Hajimu, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, will be published by Harvard UP in February 2015.

The Bengal Diaspora: Muslim Migrants in Britain, India and Bangladesh by Annu Jalais, Assistant Professor in the South Asian Studies Programme, with Claire Alexander and Joya Chatterji, will be published by Routledge in March 2015.

Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities: Creating New Urban Landscapes in Asia by Lily Kong, Professor in the Department of Geography and Vice-Provost, with Chia-ho Ching and Tsu-Lung Chou, will be published by Edward Elgar in January 2015. A public lecture and launch will be held at the Pod, NLB on Wednesday, February 25th, from 4-6pm, in collaboration with the Singapore Research Nexus and the Centre for Liveable Cities. Details are available here.

Three Centuries of Conflict in East Timor by Douglas Kammen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, will be published by Rutgers UP in August 2015.

Sensorama: A Phenomenalist Analysis of Spacetime and Its Contents by Michael Pelczar, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy, will be published by Oxford UP in March 2015.

Quest for Political Power: Communist Subversion and Militancy in Singapore by Bilveer Singh, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, will be published by Marshall Cavendish in February 2015

FASS Bookshare on Nov 25 2014: Photo Gallery

FASS Bookshare was held on 25 November with presentations by Rajesh Rai (South Asian Studies) on Indians in Singapore, 1819-1945: Diaspora in the Colonial Port City, Rahul Mukherji (South Asian Studies) on Political Economy of Reforms in India and Globalization and Deregulation: Ideas, Interests and Institutional Change in India, and Itty Abraham (Southeast Asian Studies) on How India Became Territorial: Foreign Policy, Diaspora, Geopolitics. Click here for a complete catalogue of books and stay tuned for the next edition of Bookshare.

 

Dr Yosuke Sato and his co-authors named Routledge’s authors of the month

Dr Yosuke Sato, Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, and his co-authors of The Routledge Handbook of Syntax, Dr Andrew Carnie (University of Arizona) and Daniel Siddiqi (Carleton University, Canada), are Routledge’s authors of the month for November 2014!

Have a look at their interview, where they discuss their inspiration to write the Handbook, what makes it special, and how it represents several perspectives on the study of syntax. You can read the first 30 pages of The Routledge Handbook of Syntax here, and the book, which is a whopping 716 pages, was published in May 2014 and is available from NUS Central Library.

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Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards (FTEA)

We are very pleased to extend our warmest congratulations to the following lecturers on their achievements in teaching.  42 FASS lecturers have been awarded the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2014 for their work in 2013/14.  Of these lecturers, 15 have also been nominated for the Annual Teaching Excellence Award and one for the Outstanding Educator Award.  We will know the outcome of these nominations in due course (early 2015).

Name

Department/Programme

MS SASIWIMOL KLAYKLUENG

Centre for Language Studies

A/P CHIN KWEE NYET

Centre for Language Studies

MRS RUNGNAPA KITIARSA

Centre for Language Studies

MR YUZURU HAMASAKI

Centre for Language Studies

DR HO CHEE LICK

Chinese Studies

A/P LEE CHEUK YIN

Chinese Studies

DR ICCHA BASNYAT

Communications and New Media

A/P LEE SEOW TING

Communications and New Media

DR ZHANG YANG

Economics

DR AAMIR RAFIQUE HASHMI

Economics

A/P CHIA NGEE CHOON

Economics

DR ANG WAN LING SUSAN

English Language and Literature

DR GILBERT YEOH

English Language and Literature

PROF ROBBIE GOH BOON HUA

English Language and Literature

DR ANNE M. THELL

English Language and Literature

DR GRAHAM WOLFE

English Language and Literature

A/P MICHELLE LAZAR

English Language and Literature

DR TANIA ROY

English Language and Literature

DR YOSUKE SATO

English Language and Literature

DR DANIEL FRIESS

Geography

DR HARVEY NEO

Geography

DR WOON CHIH YUAN

Geography

PROF BRIAN FARRELL

History

A/P MAURIZIO PELEGGI

History

DR JOHN P. DIMOIA

History

DR DONNA BRUNERO

History

DR JACK FAIREY

History

A/P TIMOTHY P. BARNARD

History

DR CHRIS MCMORRAN

Japanese Studies

A/P NOOR AISHA ABDUL RAHMAN

Malay Studies

MR CHIN CHUAN FEI

Philosophy

DR TERENCE LEE CHEK LIANG

Political Science

DR RYAN HONG

Psychology

DR CHA YEOW SIAH

Psychology

DR JIA LILE

Psychology

A/P TREVOR PENNEY

Psychology

A/P ESTHER GOH CHOR LENG

Social Work

DR PEACE WONG YUH JU

Social Work

DR FENG QIUSHI

Sociology

A/P JOONMO SON

Sociology

A/P IRVING JOHNSON

Southeast Asian Studies

DR JULIUS BAUTISTA

Southeast Asian Studies

Faculty Research Awards (FRA)

We are also pleased to extend our warmest congratulations to the following faculty members on winning the FRAs for this year.

 Award for Excellent Researcher (AER)

Name

Department/Programme

A/P DAVIN CHOR

Economics

 

Award for Promising Researcher (APR)

Name

Department/Programme

DR JESSICA PAN

Economics

DR DAN FRIESS

Geography

DR WOON CHIH YUAN

Geography

Congratulations to all our winners for their excellent work, and best wishes to all faculty members as we head into the final weeks of Semester One!.

 

 

What does Jackson Hole mean for Asia’s businesses?

Monday, 25 August 2014

BBC News

This was an interview with Professor Sumit Agarwal, a former economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago who has appointments with the Departments of Economics, Finance and Real Estate at NUS. Prof Agarwal shared his views about what the discussions about unemployment and inflation at the recent central banker meeting at Jackson Hole, which was hosted by the US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, mean for businesses in Asia.

Click here to read the full article.

National Day Award Recipients from FASS

Every year, a good number of staff from FASS receive the National Day Awards to honour their commitment and services to the nation, and this year is no exception. We would like to extend our hearty congratulations to all of them!

The Public Administration Medal (Bronze)

Assoc Prof Pakir, Anne
Director, International Relations Office
Associate Professor, Department of English Language & Literature

The Commendation Medal

Miss Wong Swee Eng
Senior Associate Director, Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

The Efficiency Medal

Ms Hannah Lim Mong Yee
Management Assistant Officer, Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

The Long Service Medal

Mdm Jamunarani d/o Danakkody
Management Assistant Officer, Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

Mrs Kamariah Bte Sumshuddin
Management Assistant Officer, Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

Assoc Prof Lee Cher Leng
Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Studies

Assoc Prof Albert Tsui Ka Cheng
Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Mrs Fatimah Bte Ahmad
Management Assistant Officer, Department of English Language & Literature

 

For the full list of recipients from NUS, please click here.

FASS Congratulates Prof Tan Tai Yong!

The Faculty would like to congratulate Prof Tan Tai Yong on his appointment as NMP. Prof Tan is a proud graduate of the Faculty, having gotten his BA (Hons) and MA at the Department of History and finally coming back to lecture after obtaining his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He also served as Dean of FASS from 2004 to 2009 and is currently Vice Provost (Student Life).

To read more about Prof Tan’s appointment, click here.