KUAH-PEARCE Khun Eng

Associate Professor and Head,

Department of Sociology.

Honorary Academic Director,

Centre for Anthropological Research.

University of Hong Kong

 

List of Publication

 

Published Books

 

1. State, Society and Religious Engineering: Towards A Reformist Buddhism, Singapore: Times International: Eastern Universities Press, pp. viii + 328 pp (including diagram). (April 2003). Sole author. (Refereed)

 

2.      Rebuilding the Ancestral Village: Singaporeans in China, Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd and Brookfield, Vermont, U.S.A. pp. xv + 284 pp (including maps and tables). (January 2000). Sole author. (Refereed)

 

Edited Volumes

 

1.      Editor - Voluntary Organizations in the Chinese Diaspora, (HKU Press, 2006), co-editor: E. Hu-DeHart, (contribution: K.E. Kuah-Pearce 80%, Hu-DeHart 20%) (Refereed)

 

2.      Editor, Chinese Women and Their Social and Network Capitals (Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International, 2004) (Refereed)

 

3.      Co-editor, Overseas Chinese and the Qiaoxiang Society,  <<Qiaoxiang yimin yu difang shehui>> Beijing: Publishing House for Nationality, << Beijing: Minzu chubanshe>> (February 2003) ISBN: 7-105-05426-3  [Chinese title: ] Co-editor (January 2003)

 

4.      Compiler, Preliminary Conference Proceedings, the First International Symposium on "Chinese Women and their Network Capital, (Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong, June 20-21), 2002, pp. 308. (Co-compiler: Tang Hei Hang, Hayes)

 

5.      Co-editor, Where China Meets Southeast Asia, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Publication and New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. (Hardback edition); Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Publication and White Lotus Press (Bangkok) (Paperback edition) (Refereed)

 

 

Journal Articles

 

1.    "Of Gods, Ancestors and Hungry Ghosts" in Criticism, Heresy and Interpretation, 1989, 3(l), pp. 91‑96.

 

2.    "Confucian Ideology and Social Engineering in Singapore" in Journal of Contemporary Asia, 1990, 20(3), pp.371‑383. (Refereed)

 

3.    "Buddhism, Moral Education and Nation‑Building in Singapore", in Pacific Viewpoint, 1991, 32(1), pp.24‑42. (refereed)

 

4.    "Negotiating Emigration and the Family: Individual Solutions to the 1997 Anxiety", ANNALS, AAPSS, 1996 (547), pp. 54-67. Special Issue on The Future of Hong Kong. (Invited Paper) (refereed)

 

5.    "Inventing a Moral Crisis and the Singapore State", Asian Journal of Women's Studies, 1997, 3(1), pp. 36-70. (refereed)

 

6.    "Maintaining Ethno-Religious Harmony in Singapore", Journal of Contemporary Asia, 1998, 28(1): 103-121. (refereed)

 

7.    "State, Conservation and Ethnicisation of Little India in Singapore", Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development, 1998, 27 (1), pp. 1 - 48. (refereed)

 

8.    "The Moral Economy of Ancestor Worship in a Chinese Emigrant Village" Journal of Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 1999 (23), pp. 99-132. (Special Issue: The Transformation of Social Experience in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China edited by Kleinman, A., Kleinman, J. and Lee, S.) (refereed)

 

9.    "Cross-Border Trading in South China: Social and Economic Implications" in Histoire et Anthropologie, 2000 (20), pp. 99-128. (refereed)

 

10."Chinese Women and The Strategy of Social Networking", in Chinese Cross Currents, Special Issue on Success and Values, 2005, 2(2): 70 – 91.

 

11. "Where Anthropology Meets Diaspora Studies: Some Considerations in Qiaoxiang Studies, Journal of Guangxi University For Nationalities, 2005: 27 (4). <<人类学与散居人口研究:侨乡研究中的一些注意事,广西民族学院学报>>, pp. 55 - 62.

 

12.  中国女性及其建立社会网络的策略》 in           (Chinese Cross Currents), April – June 2005, pp. 71 – 91.

 

13."Where Anthropology Meets Diaspora Studies: Some Considerations in Qiaoxiang Studies, Journal of Guangxi University For Nationalities, 2005 (July) 27 (4). <<人类学与散居人口研究:侨乡研究中的 一些注意事,广西民族学院学报>>, pp. 55 – 62.  (First appeared as " Where Anthropology Meets Diaspora Studies: Some Considerations for Emigrant Village (Qiaoxiang) Studies" in Zhou Daming and He Guochiang (eds.), New Perspectives on Cultural Anthropology, Hong Kong: International Yenhuang Cultural Publishing House, pp. 178 – 192. (refereed)

 

14.( 群 英, 2003,  "人 類 學 散 居 人 口 究:僑 究 中 的 一 些 注 意 事 項", 周 大 鳴, 何 國 強 主 編 《文 化 人 類 學 理 論 新 視 野 學 術 研 討 會 論 文 集》 國 際 炎 黃 文 化 出 版 社 200312月 第1), pp. 178 – 192.

 

15.Moralising Ancestors as Socio-moral Capital: A Study of a Transnational Chinese Lineage”, in Asian Journal of Social Sciences, June 2006, vol. 34 (2): 243 – 263.

 

16.Asian Studies Review Journal – Guest Editor “Locating the Self in the Chinese Diaspora” (Vol. 30 (3) September 2006)

 

17.“Locating the Self in the Chinese Diaspora: Introductory Remarks” in Asian Studies Review Journal – “Locating the Self in the Chinese Diaspora” – equal contribution(Vol. 30 (3) September 2006), pp. 217 - 222

 

18.“Transnational Self in Chinese Diaspora: A Conceptual Framework” in Asian Studies Review Journal – “Locating the Self in the Chinese Diaspora” (Vol. 30 (3) September 2006), pp.223 – 240.

 

 

Book Chapters

 

(1)       "Bugis Street in Singapore: Development, Conservation and the Reinvention of Cultural Landscape" in M.R. Askew and W.S. Logan (eds.), Cultural Identity and Urban Change in Southeast Asia, Australia: Deakin University Press, 1994, pp. 167-186. (Refereed)

 

(2)       "Customary and Legal Marriages: Emerging Trends in Hong Kong" in Ma, J., Chiao, J. and Thoraval, J. (eds.), Marriage Systems and Status of Women in Southern China, Nanning: Guanxi Minority Publishing House, 1994,  pp. 141-158. (in Chinese). Co-author: Tam, M.S.M.

 

(3)       "Negotiating Emigration and the Family: Individual Solution to the 1997 Anxiety", in Skidmore, M., Hong Kong and China: Pursuing a New Destiny, Singapore: Toppan Publishing Company 1996,. pp. 54-67. (Invited Paper) (Refereed)

 

(4)       仲:1997 , in , translated by Jian Shi Yuan, Singapore: Toppan Co, 1997, pp. 47 – 61. (Refereed)

 

(5)      "Rebuilding Their Ancestral Villages: The Moral Economy of the Singapore Chinese" in Wang, G.W. and Wong, J. (ed.), China's Political Economy, Singapore: University of Singapore Press and World Scientific, 1998, pp. 249-276. (Invited Paper) (Refereed)

 

(6)       "Doing Anthropology within a Transnational Framework: A Study of the Singapore Chinese and Emigrant Village Ties", in Cheung, S.C.H. (ed.), On the South China Track, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1998, pp. 81-109. (Refereed)

 

(7)       "The Singapore-Anxi Connection: Ancestor Worship As Moral-Cultural Capital" in Douw, L, Huang, C. and Godley, M.R. (ed.), Qiaoxiang Ties: Interdisciplinary Approaches to "Cultural Capitalism" in South China, London: Kegan Paul International, 1999, pp. 143-157 (Invited Paper). (Refereed)

 

(8)       "The Split Family Phenomenon: An Emerging New Immigrant Family Structure in Contemporary Hong Kong" in Wang, Gungwu and Wong, J. (eds.), Hong Kong in China: A Year Later, Singapore: Times Academic Press, 1999, pp. 203-230. (Invited Paper) (Refereed)

 

(9)               "Negotiating Central and Provincial Policies: Border Trading in South China" in Kuah, K.E., Hutton, C. and Evans, G. (eds.), Where China Meets Southeast Asia, pp. 72-99, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. (Refereed)

 

(10)           "Introduction: The Disappearing Frontier?" in Kuah, K.E., Hutton, C. and Evans, G. (eds.), Where China Meets Southeast Asia, pp. 1-6, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000 (co-authors: G. Evans and C. Hutton). (Refereed)

 

(11)           "As Local and Global Cultural Brokers: A Fujianese Territorial Based Association in Hong Kong" in Intercultural Relations, Cultural Transformation and Identity: The Ethnic Chinese, edited by Teresita Ang, Manila: Kaisa Publication, 2000, pp. 226-235. (co-author: Wong Siu-lun) (Refereed)

 

(12)           "Dialect and Territorial-Based Associations: Cultural and Identity Brokers in Hong Kong" in Hong Kong Reintegrating with China: Political, Cultural and Social Dimensions, edited by Lee Pui-tak, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2001, pp. 203-218. (co-author: Wong Siu-lun) (Refereed)

 

(13)           "Buddhism in Singapore", in Melton, J. Gordon and Martin Baumann, eds.  Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices (vols. 1-4).  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2002, vol. 4: 1184 - 1185. (Refereed)

 

(14)           "The Relationship Between Ancestor Worship and Cultural Capitalism in a Qiaoxiang Village in Fujian, South China" <<Fujian Qiaoxiang zhong wenhua ziben yu jizu de guanxi>> in Overseas Chinese and the Qiaoxiang Society,  <<Qiaoxiang yimin yu difang shehui>> Beijing: Publishing House for Nationality, << Beijing: Minzu chubanshe>> (February 2003)Zhou Daming and Kuah-Pearce Eng (eds.), co-editor, pp. 51 – 67.

 

(15)           "Overseas Chinese and the Construction of Qiaoxiang Society" <<huaqiao yu qiaoxiang shehui de jiangou>> in Overseas Chinese and the Qiaoxiang Society, <<Qiaoxiang yimin yu difang shehui>> Beijing: Publishing House for Nationality, << Beijing: Minzu chubanshe>> (February 2003) Zhou Daming and Kuah-Pearce Eng (eds.), co-editor, pp. 1 –7.

 

(16)           "Where Anthropology Meets Diaspora Studies: Some Considerations for Emigrant Village (Qiaoxiang) Studies" in Zhou Daming and He Guochiang (eds.), New Perspectives on Cultural Anthropology, Hong Kong: International Yenhuang Cultural Publishing House, 2003, pp. 178 – 192. ( , 2003,  " 究:僑 ", 鳴, 《文 集》 200312月第1), pp. 178 – 192.

 

(17)           "The Cultural Politics of Mainland Chinese Migration to Hong Kong", edited by Chan, Johannes M.M., Immigration Laws and Policies in Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Sweet and Maxwell Asia, 2004, pp. 211 – 226. (Refereed)

 

(18)           "Introduction" in Kuah-Pearce (ed.), Chinese Women and Their Social and Network Capitals, Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International, 2004, pp.1-20. (Refereed)

 

(19)           "Cultural and Network Capitals: Chinese Women and the "Religious" Industry in South China" in Kuah-Pearce (ed.), Chinese Women and Their Social and Network Capitals, Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International, 2004, 121-143. (Refereed)

 

(20)           "Tapping into their Social Networks: Chinese Businesswomen in the Garment Industry in Guangzhou" in Kuah-Pearce (ed.), Chinese Women and Their Social and Network Capitals, Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International, 2004, pp. 144-168. (co-author GAO Chong) (Refereed)

 

(21)           “State, Conservation and Ethnicization: A Case Study of Little India in Singapore” [国 家,族 群 文 化 保护 与 族 性 化:以 新 加 坡 的 小 印 度 为 例], in Zhou Daming and Ma Jianjian (eds.), An Investigation of the Process of Urbanization and the Problems of Ethnic Minorities” [城 市 化 进 程 中 的 民 族 问 题 研 究], Beijing: Nationalities Publishing House [北 京:民 族 出 版 社], November 2005, pp. 223-253.

 

(22)           "Introduction: The Chinese Diaspora and Voluntary Associations" in Kuah-Pearce and Hu-Dehart (eds.), Voluntary Organizations in the Chinese Diaspora, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, January 2006 (co-author: Evelyn Hu-DeHart) (equal contribution), pp. 1-28. (Refereed)

 

(23)           “The Cultural Politics of Clan Associations in Contemporary Singapore, in Kuah-Pearce and Hu-Dehart (eds.), Voluntary Organizations in the Chinese Diaspora (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press), January 2006, pp. 53 – 76. (Refereed)

 

(24)           "The Worship of Qingshui Zushi and Religious Revivalism in South China" in Tan, Chee-Beng, ed., March 2006, Southern Fujian: Reproduction of Tradition in Post-Mao China, Hong Kong: Chinese Hong Kong University Press, pp. 121 – 144.

 

 

Book Reviews

 

(1)   "The Saga of Anthropology in China: From Malinowski to Moscow to Mao", ed. Gregory E. Guldin, ASAA Review (November Issue, 1995, 19 (2), pp. 116-118.

 

(2)   "Training the Body for China: Sports in the Moral Order of the People's Republic" by Susan Brownell, Asian Studies Review, 1997: 21 (2 and 3): 240-241. 

 

(3)   "Cantonese Society in a Time of Change" by Goran Aijmer and Virgil K.Y. Ho, 2000, Hong Kong: Chinese University Press in Journal of Oriental Studies, 1999 (XXXVII: 1): 94-96.

 

(4)   "Race and State in Independent Singapore 1965-1990" by J. Clammer, 1998, Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. (Book review) in Asian Ethnicity, 2000, 1(2): 173-174.

 

(5)   Chinese Femininities/ Chinese Masculinities, edited by Susan Brownell and Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, 2002, Berkeley: University of California Press in China perspectives, 2003 (50): 85-86 (November-December issue).

 

 

Unpublished and Consultancy Reports

 

(1)   Confucian Ideology and Sinic Identity in Singapore, a report prepared for Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 1989.

 

(2)   A Reader on Chinese Anthropology: A Guide to original Chinese Sources, editor, Asian Business Centre, University of Melbourne, 1989, 199pp.

 

(3)   A Study of the Relationship of Contaminated Shellfish, Consumption Patterns and Health Risk, A Report prepared for the Environmental Protection Department, Hong Kong, SAR. Principal Investigator, 1998, 61 pp.

 

(4)   Smart, J., Huang, C., Pang, C.L. and Kuah, K.E., Negotiating Chinese Immigrant Food in a Global Setting, IIAS Newsletter, 1998, June 19: 30-31.

 

 

Forthcoming

Edited Book (refereed)

 

1.      Editor - At Home in the Chinese Diaspora: Memory and Belonging, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming 2007) (co-editor: Andrew Davidson) [Equal contribution], submission of manuscript December 2006

 

2.      Editor – Emerging Social Movements in China, Armonk, N.Y. and London: M.E. Sharpe (under negotiation) (co-editor: Gilles Guiheux) [Equal contribution].

 

3.      Editor – Log On: Chinese Women and Cyber Empowerment, London: Macmillan Palgrave (under review)

 

Book Chapters (refereed)

 

4.      "Towards Religious Modernity: The Emergency of Engaged Reformist Buddhism in Singapore" in Chinese Mahayana Conference Thesis Collection, pp. 174 – 208 (forthcoming).

 

5.      “From Chinese Syncretic Religion to Reformist Buddhism: Religious Modernization in Singapore”, in M. Hutter (ed.), Religionsinterne Kritik in den gegenwigen Religionen Sdostasiens (forthcoming 2007)

 

6.      “Diversities and Unities: Towards a Reformist Buddhism in Singapore” in Lai Ah Eng, Religious Diversities and Harmony in Singapore (forthcoming 2007).

 

7.      “A Strategic Partnership between Buddhism and the State: Delivering Welfare Services in Singapore” in Lai Ah Eng, Religious Diversities and Harmony in Singapore (forthcoming 2007).

 

8.      “The Power of Belongingness: Memory and Identity in the Diaspora” in At Home in the Chinese Diaspora: Memory and Belonging, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming 2007).

 

9.      “Intersecting Intersecting Transnational Memories: Between Diaspora and the Ancestral Home” in At Home in the Chinese Diaspora: Memory and Belonging, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming 2007).

 

10.  “Framing Social Movements in China” in Emerging Social Movements in China, Armonk, N.Y. and London: M.E. Sharpe (under negotiation) (co-author: Gilles Guiheux)

 

11.  “Anti-Globalisation Movement as Protest Space in Hong Kong Society” in Emerging Social Movements in China, Armonk, N.Y. and London: M.E. Sharpe (under negotiation) (co-author: Gilles Guiheux)

 

12.  “Chinese Women and the Cyberspace: An Overview” in Chinese Women and Cyber Empowerment, London: RoutledgeCurzon (under review, expected publication 2007)

 

13.  “Internet and Gender Empowerment: Comparing Chinese Women in Hong Kong and Shanghai in Chinese Women and Cyber Empowerment, London: Macmillan Palgrave (under review, expected publication 2007)

 

14.  “The Poetics of Religious Philanthropy: Buddhist Welfarism in Singapore” in Religious Pluralism and Civil Society: Sources of Social Cohesion and Conflict in Modern Society, edited by Bryan S. Turner (forthcoming, National University of Singapore Press, 2007)

 

Completed Manuscripts

 

Sole authorship – The Cultural Logic of Moral Economy: Ancestor Worship in South China  (under revision)

 

Huawai hunren yu huanan qiaoxiang de daode jingji wangluo) (The Moral Economic Network: Overseas Chinese and the Emigrant Villages in South China)

 

Book Series (Under preparation)

 

Series Editor for Chinese Women and Their Network Capital in the Diaspora Series:

 

1.      Chinese Women: Spiritual/Religious Capital and Networks

 

2.      Chinese Women in Politics: Utilising their Social Capitals

 

3.      The Reach of Grassroots Organisations and Networks by Chinese Women

 

 

Conference Organiser and Convenor

 

1.      Co-convenor, International Conference on "South China and Mainland Southeast Asia: Cross Border Relations in the Post-Socialist Age", Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong, 4-6 December 1996.

 

2.      "Postgraduate Symposium: Research-in-Progress", Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong, 12-13 April 1997 (organiser and convenor)

 

3.      Postgraduate Research Symposium, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong, 19 May 2001 (organiser and convenor)

 

4.      Conference on "Local Society, Identity and Change in South China", jointly organised with Department of Anthropology, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, 16-17 June 2001. Funded by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong (co-organiser and co-convenor)

 

5.      First International Symposium on "Chinese Women and Their Network Capital", Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, June 20-21, 2002 (organiser and convenor) (sponsored by Lee Foundation, Singapore)

 

6.      Second International Symposium on "Chinese Women and Their Cybernetwork", Centre for Anthropological Research, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, October 20-21, 2004.

 

7.      International Conference on “Emerging Social Movements In China”,  jointly organised by the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) and the Centre for Anthropological Research, Hong Kong University with the financial support of the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and the Fonds d’Alembert (Ministère des Affaires étrangères, Paris). Dates: 23rd & 24th March 2005

 

8.      Workshop on “Tourism, Globalisation and Identity in Contemporary China”, jointly organized by the Department of Sociology and Centre for Anthropological Research, University of Hong Kong, 17 June 2006.

 

 

Conferences and Presentations from 1996

 

1.      "Singapore Chinese and Their Qiaoxiang: Reviving Ancestor Worship". Paper presented at the Conference on The Transformation of Social Experience in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China, Academia Sinica, Taipei, 25-31 August 1996.

 

2.      "Negotiating Central and Provinicial Policies: Border Trading in Southern China". Paper presented at the Conference on South China and Mainland Southeast Asia: Cross Border Relations in the Post-Socialist Age, Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong, 4-6 December 1996.

 

3.      "Doing Anthropology of Singapore Chinese and the Emigrant Village Ties: Greater China Thesis or Cultural Network Analysis". Paper presented at an International Workshop on Indigenous and Indigenised Anthropology in Asia, Research School of Asian, African and Ameridian Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands, 1-3 May 1997.

 

4.      "Insiders or Outsiders: Doing Research in the Emigrant Villages". Paper presented at a Workshop on The Futures of Anthropology: Reflections on Anthropological Research and Teaching in South China. Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 10-11 June 1997.

 

5.      "The Moral Economy of Ancestor Worship and Lineage Revivalism: Singapore Chinese and Their Qiaoxiang". Paper presented at the Conference of the 5th Chinese Studies Association of Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 16-18 July 1997.

 

6.      "The Moral Economy of Ancestor Worship and Lineage Revivalism", Paper presented at the 5th Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference, 16-19 July 1997.

 

7.      "Maintaining Ethno-Religious Balance and The Singapore State", Paper presented at the Australia-Asian Centre, Swinburne University of Technology, 22 July 1997.

 

8.      "Village Reconstruction and the Moral Economy: The Relationship Between Singapore Chinese and Their Ancestral Villages", Paper presented at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, 29 August 1997.

 

9.      "State, Ethnicity and Religious Law in Singapore", Paper presented at the 2nd Asia Pacific Regional Conference of Sociology, Kuala Lumpur: 18-20 September 1997.

 

10.  "Rebuilding the Ancestral Village: The Moral Economy of the Singapore Chinese", Paper presented at the Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 24 October 1997.

 

11.  "Chinese Dialect Associations as Cultural Brokers: Maintaining Ties Between China and Hong Kong", Paper presented at the International Conference on Hong Kong and Modern China, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 3-5 December 1997.

 

12.  "Ancestor Worship as Moral-Cultural Capital: Reviving the Chinese Lineage", First International Convention of Asian Scholars, Noordwijkerhout, Holland, 25-26 June 1998. Invited Paper.

 

13.  "The Split Family Phenomenon: An Emerging New Immigrant Family Structure in Contemporary Hong Kong, paper presented at the Conference on Hong Kong in China: A Year Later, organised by the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, 26-29 October 1998. Invited paper.

 

14.  "As Local and Global Cultural Brokers: Fujianese-based Territorial Associations in Hong Kong", paper presented at the International Conference on the Ethnic Chinese: Inter-cultural Relations and Cultural Transformation of Ethnic Chinese Communities, organised by the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas, Manila, Philippines, 26-28 November 1998.

 

15.  "Chinese Lineage as Cultural Network: A Model", paper presented at the Workshop on Networking in Chinese History: The Utility of A Concept, Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong, 5 February 1999. Invited paper.

 

16.  "The Hawker Centres: Negotiating Chinese Food and Identity in Singapore", panel organiser and paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies Conference, 10-13 March 99, Boston, U.S.A.

 

17.  "New and Old Roles: Tongxiang Hui in Hong Kong and Singapore", paper presented at the International Conference on Traditions, Identity and Change in Minnan, China, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4-6 June 1999.

 

18.  "Cultural Capitalism in South China: The Roles of Ancestor Worship", paper presented at the Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 24 November 2000.

 

21.  "The Cultural Politics of Mainland Chinese Migration to Hong Kong", paper presented at the Conference on Immigration Law and Policies, University of Hong Kong, 24 February 2001. Invited Paper.

 

22.  "The Relationship Between Ancestor Worship and Cultural Capitalism in South China", Conference on "Social Changes and Development in the Emigrant Villages in South China", Jointly organised by Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong and Zhongshan University, PRC, 16-17 June 2001-04-10

 

23.  Conference co-convenor, Conference on "Social Changes and Development in the Emigrant Villages in South China", Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong and Zhongshan University, PRC, 16-17 June 2001

 

24.  Panel organiser (of 3 sessions) on "Overseas Chinese Voluntary Organisations: Localisation and Globalisation" for the International Convention of Asian Scholars, 8-12 August 2001, Berlin.

1)      session 1: Overseas Chinese Voluntary Organisations in Asia: Localisation and Globalisation 

2)      session 2: Overseas Chinese Voluntary Organisations in Europe: Localisation and Globalisation

3)      session 3: Overseas Chinese Voluntary Organisations in America and Australia

 

25.  "The Cultural Politics of Clan Associations in Singapore ", the International Convention of Asian Scholars, 8-12 August 2001, Berlin.

 

26.  Organiser and Convenor, the First International Symposium on "Chinese Women and their Network Capital, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong, June 20-21, 2002.

 

27.  Chair of the session Chinese Immigration Women and Transnational Networks in Western Countries, the First International Symposium on "Chinese Women and their Network Capital, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong, June 20-21, 2002.

 

28.  Paper presenter, "Women, Religious Capital and the Incense and Oil Industry in South China", the First International Symposium on "Chinese Women and their Network Capital, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong, June 20-21, 2002.

 

29.  "Women, Religious Capital and the Incense and Oil Industry in South China", paper presented at the East Asia Institute, National University of Singapore, 23 July 2002.

 

30.  Keynote Speaker, "Where Anthropology Meets Diaspora Studies: Some Considerations for Emigrant Village (Qiaoxiang) Studies, Conference in the Honor of 50 years Teaching of Professor Huang Shuping and the Academic Seminar of Anthropological Theory and Methodology, organised by the Department of Anthropology, Zhongshan University, Zhongshan City, 24-26 August 2002. (in Chinese)

 

31.  Panel organiser, Panel Theme: Narrating Migration Experiences: Social Memory and Identity in the Chinese Diaspora, 3rd International Convention of Asian Scholars, Singapore: August 19th to 22nd 2003.

 

32.  "Negotiating Transnational Memories: Singapore Chinese in between the Ancestral Village and their Adopted Home" in Panel Theme: Narrating Migration Experiences: Social Memory and Identity in the Chinese Diaspora, 3rd International Convention of Asian Scholars, Singapore: August 19th to 22nd 2003.

 

33.  "Reinventing a New Image: Traditional Chinese Voluntary Associations in Hong    Kong and Singapore", paper presented at the Conference on Subethnicity in the Chinese Diaspora, Toronto, Canada, September 12-13, 2003. (http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~salaff/conference/abstracts.htm)

 

34.  "Reconnecting to the Source: A Model for Understanding Transnational Chinese - Qiaoxiang Relationship", presented at A Forum jointly organised by Department of Sociology and Centre for Anthropological Research, University of Hong Kong, 26 November 2003.

 

35.  "Towards Religious Modernity: Reformist Buddhism in Singapore", presented at the International Conference on Tradition and Modernity: Mahayana Buddhism and Its Modern Interpretation, Singapore: Singapore Buddhist Federation, 26 – 27 June 2004.

 

36.  "Ancestors as Moral-Cultural Capital: Connecting the Chinese Between the Diaspora and the Source”, presented at the International Conference on Transnational Religions: Intersections of the 'Global' and 'Local', Singapore: National University of Singapore, Asia Research Institute, 1920 July 2004.

 

37.  "Negotiating the Internet as a New Social Space", Second International Symposium on "Chinese Women and Their Cybernetwork", Centre for Anthropological Research, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, October 20-21, 2004.

 

38.  "State, Conservation and the Ethnic Relations: The Example of the Little India in Singapore", paper presented at the Intenrational Conference on Urbanisation and the Question of Ethnicity, Zhongshan University 19-20 November 2004, Organiser: Department of Anthropology, Zhongshan University and Guangdong Institute of Nationalities Studies.

 

39.  Panel Organiser (co-organiser Gao Chong) - The Sixth Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association on  Social Transformations in Hong Kong and Asia: Crisis, Progress and Renewal, 4 December 2004, Organiser: Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong.

(1)   Reconfiguring State and Local Society: Grassroots Politics in Post-Socialist China

(2)   The Practice of Grassroots Politics in Urban China

 

40.  Panel Organiser (co-organiser David Ip) – 9th International Biennial Conference of The Chinese Studies Association of Australia Conference. Theme: Chinese in the Diaspora, Bendigo, Australia, 30 June to 3 Jully 2005.

(a)    Panel Theme: Locating the Self in the Chinese Diaspora (Panels 1 and 2) – chair of panel 1

 

41.  “From Ethnic to Transnational Self: A Conceptual Framework for the Study of Chinese Diaspora”, paper presented at the 9th International Biennial Conference of The Chinese Studies Association of Australia Conference. Theme: Chinese in the Diaspora, Bendigo, Australia, 30 June to 3 July 2005.

 

42.  “Delivering Welfare Services in Singapore: A Strategic Partnership between Buddhism and the State”, paper presented at the Conference on Religious Harmony and Diversity in Singapore, organized by the Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore, 1 – 2 September 2005. (by invitation)

 

43.  “Diversities and Unities: Towards A Reformist Buddhism in Singapore”, paper presented at the Conference on Religious Harmony and Diversity in Singapore, organized by the Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore, 1 – 2 September 2005. (by invitation)

 

44.  Chair, “Policies for the Overseas Communities”, 4th China-India Roundtable on Population Policies and Development, organized by the Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong, 22-23 September 2005/

 

45.   “Chinese Women and the Cyberspace” ( 间), paper presented at the International Conference on 20 Years of Research on Chinese Women and Gender – Reflections and Future Trends”, organized by the Centre for Gender Research, CUHK, CUHK Gender Studies and Centre for Women Studies, Beijing University, 17 – 19 November 2005.

 

46.  “From Migrant Workers to Becoming Boss: Garment Entrepreneurs in Guangzhou”, paper presented at the Hong Kong Sociological Association, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, 3 December 2005 (co-author: Gao Chong)

 

47.  “Medicine and Religion: The Contrast of Orthodoxy and Secularism in Indian Medicine (Ayuverda)”, paper presented at the Hong Kong Sociological Association, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, 3 December 2005 (co-author: Nazrul Islam)

 

48.  Chair, “Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Governance and Regionalism in Asia”, Conference on Governance and Regionalism in Asia, organized by the Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong, 8-9 December, 2005.

 

49.  “Transnational Self in the Chinese Diaspora: A Conceptual Paradigm”, lecture delivered at the Department of Anthropology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, PRC (by invitation), 12 May 2006.

 

50.  “Tourism, Globalisation and Identity: Opening Remarks” paper presented in Workshop on “Tourism, Globalisation and Identity in Contemporary China”, jointly organized by the Department of Sociology and Centre for Anthropological Research, University of Hong Kong, 17 June 2006.

 

51.  “Consuming Temples and Monastic Sites in Spiritual Tourism” paper presented  in Workshop on “Tourism, Globalisation and Identity in Contemporary China”, jointly organized by the Department of Sociology and Centre for Anthropological Research, University of Hong Kong, 17 June 2006.

 

52.  “The Poetics of Religious Philanthropy in Postcolonial Singapore: State and Buddhism”, paper presented in Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference, 26 -29 June 2006, Wollongong, Australia.

 

53.  “Traditional Medicine and Health Commodification: Impact of Globalization on Ayurvedic Medicine”, paper presented at Hong Kong Sociological Association 8th Annual Conference, December 2, 2006, Organizer: Hong Kong Shue Yan College (co-author: Nazrul Islam)