Faculty and Staff


Yow Cheun Hoe (Associate Professor)


Yow Cheun Hoe




Nanyang Technological University
School of Humanities
48 Nanyang Avenue, HSS-03-82
Singapore 639818​

Tel / Fax

(65) 6592 1805 / (65) 6792 2334


PhD, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, 2002
MA, History, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 1999
BA (Hons) (Second Upper) (Major in History, Minor in Literature), School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 1996

Research Interests

Chinese overseas and Chinese diaspora
Relations between Chinese overseas and China
Southeast Asia, particularly Singapore and Malaysia
Qiaoxiang (ancestral homeland) areas in China, particularly Guangdong and Wenzhou
Chinese education in Southeast Asia
Chinese writers and their works in Southeast Asia
Chinese business networks

Courses taught in recent years

Undergraduate Courses

  • HC1060 History of Singapore and Malaysian Chinese 
  • HC2060 Chinese Education in Southeast Asia 
  • HC2061 Chinese Literature in Singapore & Malaysia 
  • HC3003 Southeast Asian Chinese
  • HC3062 Chinese Overseas and China 
  • HC4060 Globalization and Chinese Overseas 
  • HC4061 Chinese Migration

Graduate Courses

  • HC7003 Special Topics in Chinese Overseas and Their Relations ​with China

  • Director, Chinese Programme
  • Director, Chinese Heritage Centre (CHC)
  • Director, Centre for Chinese Language and Culture​ (CCLC)