Faculty and Staff


Ong Soon Keong (Assistant Professor)


Ong Soon Keong




Nanyang Technological University
School of Humanities
14 Nanyang Drive, HSS-03-23
Singapore 637332​
Tel / Fax

(65) 6592 3762 / (65) 6795 6525


PhD, Department of History, Cornell University
MA, Department of History, Cornell University
MA, Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA(Hons), Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore

Research Interests

Modern Chinese History
Chinese migration and the overseas Chinese
Identity politics, overseas Chinese relationships with various colonial regimes and Chinese governments
Mobility strategies, reasons for Chinese emigration and return to China
Maritime trade between China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia
Treaty ports, especially Xiamen

Professional Experience

2009-2013, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri – Columbia
2008-2009, Assistant Professor, University of North Florida

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses

  • HC4061 Chinese Migration

Service ​Undergraduate Coordinator, Chinese Programme