Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Koh Keng We
Assistant Professor, School of Humanities
Koh Keng We joined the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at NTU as an assistant professor in 2014. He had previously served as curator in the Dr. You-Bao Shao Center for Overseas Chinese Documentation and Research in Ohio University Libraries (2007-2010), and as assistant professor in the Department of Asian History in Seoul National University (2011-2014). He was also the head of the Southeast Asia program in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilization in Seoul National University (2013-2014).

Educational Qualifications

PhD, Department of History, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (Southeast Asian History, World History, Asian Studies)

Advanced Masters, TANAP Project, Department of History, University of Leiden (Netherlands)

Master of Social Science, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore

Bachelor of Social Science, Honours (Second Upper), Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore

Bachelor of Arts and Social Science (Merit), Sociology and History, National University of Singapore

Awards, Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships

March 2013-February 2014
Posco Asian Fellowship
POSCO Foundation

April 2011-March 2012
Seoul National University New Faculty Grant

EMSA (Early Modern Southeast Asia) Fellowship
KITLV (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies)

Degree Fellow
East-West Center, Honolulu, USA.
(PhD degree in the Department of History, University of Hawai’i at Manoa)

Advanced Masters Scholarship Program,
TANAP Project, Leiden University, Netherlands
(Training Program in Study of Early Modern Dutch language, Manuscript Reading, and Archival Research on the Dutch East India Company)
Asian and Comparative Business History; Maritime Trade; Southeast Asian History; Chinese Religions and Comparative Religions; Asian Migrations and Comparative Diasporas; Colonialism; Colonial Knowledge-Formation; State-formations; World History/Global History
  • The development of the microelectronics industry in Singapore, 1968-1990