Research Categories

Chinese Culture & Language (Chinese Studies)

NameResearch Interests
Prof Chan Kam Leung AlanChinese Philosophy and Religion; Hermeneutics and Critical Theory; Comparative Philosophy and Religion
Asst Prof Chen Song-ChuanSino-Western relations during the Canton era • Cultural exchanges • Perceptions and imaginations • Informational networks • Relations between capital and the state • Interactions between foreign sailors and costal peoples Ming and Qing China in global history • The great divergence • Early Chinese travellers to the West • Merchants and missionaries in China • China’s perception of the West • Commercial policy and perceptions of commerce • State violence and people’s trauma experiences Republican China and Taiwan • Colonial experience and process of decolonization • The making of Chinese nationalism • Circulation of violence and experiences of trauma Contemporary history of Taiwan • Matsu and Kinmen as frontier islands of the Cold War • People’s experiences and memories of the Cold War • Social and cultural changes after 1949 Chinese Religion • History of death & cemetery • History of Shenism deity creation
Assoc Prof Crossland-Guo ShuyunDunhuang Studies (Dunhuang Manuscripts & Cave Arts) Chinese Oral Literature Folk Operatic Performance Arts Oral-Formulaic Theory Modern & Contemporary Chinese Literature
Dr Cui FengTranslation Studies, 20th Century Chinese Literature, Comparative Literature, The Literary Relations between China and Foreign Countries
Asst Prof Fang XiaopingHistory of medicine, health and disease in twentieth-century China Medical anthropology and sociology in contemporary China
Assoc Prof Franklin Thomas Perkins JrClassical Chinese Philosophy, Early Modern European Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy
Dr Goh Chye TeeProf Goh Chye Tee?s areas of expertise are Accounting, Cost Management and TCM. His current research works focus on the integration of traditional culture and modern management.
Assoc Prof Goh Geok YianAssociate Professor Goh Geok Yian's areas of expertise are: early history of Burma and Southeast Asia, modern Southeast Asian history, China-Southeast Asia relations, early Buddhist networks in mainland and island Southeast Asia, and Burmese historical chronicles and novels. Her current research focuses on the study of Buddhist architecture and mural paintings of Bagan, a medieval Burmese kingdom. Her other research work includes the study of early urbanization and cities in Burma, particularly on comparison made with other contemporary Southeast Asian polities and the applicability of theoretical models. She is also working on an English translation of a 20th-century Burmese novel by a well-known author, Ma Sandar.
Prof (Adj) Goh Nguen WahDr. Goh's areas of interests include: government and politics of Singapore, government's media, education and language policies, language planning; the rise of China and the global Chinese language fever, the prospects of Chinese language in a globalized world, cross-cultural studies, journalism of the West and the East.
Assoc Prof Hans-Martin RallResearch profile Asst/Prof. Hans-Martin Rall Asst/Prof. Rall's research interests are mainly in the areas of digital animation development and interdisciplinary research in art and technology. He is a renowned director of independent animated short films, with 8 major film-funding grants awarded to him by German and European institutions. Since 1997 Hannes Rall has built a strong reputation for adapting literature successfully in his animated short films: “The Raven“ (1999) and ”The Erl-King“(2003) , adapted from the famous poems by E.A. Poe and J.W. von Goethe respectively, have been screened in over 120 film festivals
 world wide and won multiple awards. His work was shown in group-and solo-shows in galleries in 20 countries worldwide since 2004. -Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art -National Museum Singapore -State Gallery of the Arts Stuttgart, Germany -Bangkok International Film Festival -Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, Beirut -Egyptian Opera House, Metrogalerie, Kairo -Cinematheque. Tel Aviv -Goethe-Institut Damaskus -Goethe-Institut Ramallah -Seika Art Academy, Kyoto -Osaka European Film Festival -Auckland University of Technology, NZ -Pataka Museum Wellington, NZ -Muzium dan Galeri Seni Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang "Tradigital Mythmaking": -Goethe-Institut Singapore/Singapore International Film-Festival -Goethe Institut Kuala Lumpur/Univesrsiti Teknologi Mara Kuala Lumpur Asst/Prof. Rall was awarded a 86 000,- SD tier 1 research grant by NTU in 2006. “Tradigital Mythmaking-Singaporean-Animation for the 21st Century” : In this project Prof. Rall explores the development of genuinely Southeast Asian animation styles, which are not derived from Western or Japanese concepts. His book “Tradigital Mythmaking” was published in Singapore in 2009. In 2010 he was awarded a second tier 1 research grant in the amount of SD 150 000,- to continue and expand his research in “Tradigital Mythmaking-The Next level”: In close cooperation with the Co-PI Prof. Seah Hock Soon from the School of Computer Engineering, Asst/Prof. Rall is exploring the development of digital tools for the adaptation of Asian mythological stories in local art styles. External research funding 2007 Film production funding by the Film Funding Board of Baden Württemberg (MFG Filmförderung) for the film “The Cold Heart” 2004 Script-development funding by the MFG Baden-Württemberg for the animated shortfilm „THE COLD HEART“. 2003 Reference-filmfunding for the film ”The Erl-King“ by the FFA Berlin. 2000 Production-funding for „The Erl-King“ MFG Baden-Württemberg 2000 Production-funding for “The Erl-King”by the Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film. 2000 Reference-funding for “The Raven”by FFA, Berlin 1997 Production-funding for the short film “The Raven”by the MFG Baden-Württemberg 1994 Script-development funding for animated series „Dicki“ by MEDIA-program Research areas: -Exploring Asian culture and history to develop unique and original animation styles, which are not derived from Western concepts. (Current research project: “Tradigital Mythmaking”) -Development and application of new digital technology to visualize Asian art styles in animation (Current research project: “The Living Line” Co-PI: Prof. Seah Hock Soon SCE, 10 000,-SD mini seed grant by Institute for Media Innovation NTU) -The adaptation of literature for animation (Current research project: “The Cold Heart”, 25 minute animated short film adapted from the novel by Wilhelm Hauff, 90 000,- Euro film-funding grant by MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg). -Marketing animated short films in the 21st century (URECA research project) -History of German animation -History of Southeast Asian Animation