Academic Interests:
Transnational History of the Chinese Diaspora in Maritime Southeast Asia; The Intersections of Language, Culture and Ethnicity in Malaysia; Ethno-cultural Identities of the Nanyang Chinese in British Malaya; Nation-building in Malaysia

Research Areas of Interest:
Nusantara (Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia)

Previous education:
Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Study Abroad: National Chengchi University, Taiwan; University of East Anglia, England; Hochschule Fulda, Germany; Nanchang Hangkong University, China