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Asst Prof Ong Soon Keong
Assistant Professor, School of Humanities
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Born and raised in Singapore, Ong Soon Keong received his BA(Hons) from the National University of Singapore, and Master and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Cornell University. He specializes in the history of modern China and Southeast Asia, with particular research interest in Chinese migration, overseas Chinese communities, and trading ports. Prior to joining NTU, he taught at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of North Florida in the United States. He is currently working on a manuscript about Xiamen and its emigrants from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.
Chinese migration and the overseas Chinese
Modern Chinese history
Chinese urban history
Treaty ports, especially Xiamen
  • Culture to Bind the Immigrants: Allaying Discontents and Integrating New Chinese Immigrants in Singapore