Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Wong Yeang Chui

Assistant Professor, School of Humanities

Email: yc.wong@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: +65 67906746
Office: HSS 03 58
Asst Prof Wong Yeang Chui

Biography
My primary research area is in 16th century British Literature and History. I am especially interested in how literary works produced during the period reflect the political and religious exigencies of the Elizabethan period, and how changes in state and foreign policies shape early modern historiography. England’s first colony, Ireland, figures prominently in my research. Literary scholars working representations of Ireland in the early modern period have always been preoccupied with identity and state formation, but in my research I also aim to highlight colonial administration and how the colonial government affected colonial discourse particularly between 1570s and 1603.

I am also interested in modern drama, particularly British drama and the Theatre of the Absurd, performances in Singapore theatre, and Singapore literature.
Research Interests
16th century British Literature, Early Modern History, Modern Drama, Singapore Literature, and Singapore Theatre and Performance
Current Projects
  • Compromise and Diplomacy in Shakespeare's England: This project establishes feedback loops between local and international diplomacy; it specifically examines how diplomacy developed from political compromise in 16th-century England.
  • The Other Irish Problem: Colonial Government in Early Modern Historical and Literary Narratives
Selected Publications
  • Wong, Jane Yeang Chui. (2019). Dissent and Authority in Early Modern Ireland: The English Problem from Bale to Shakespeare. Routledge.
  • Wong, Jane Yeang Chui. (2019). Rhetoric and Reason in William Cecil’s The Execution of Justice in England (1584). The Ninth Annual Reformation Research Consortium Conference.
  • Wong, Jane Yeang Chui. (2019, February). Panel: The Politics of Empire Today: Nostalgia, Memory, Controversies and Legacies. Paper presented at Imperial Aftermaths: A Symposium, NTU, Singapore.
  • Jane Yeang Chui Wong. (2018). Henry VII’s New Men and the Making of Tudor England by Steven Gunn [Review of the book Henry VII’s New Men and the Making of Tudor England by Steven Gunn] Renaissance Quaterly, 71 (4).
  • Jane Yeang Chui Wong.(2018). “Contesting Chineseness in Vyvyane Loh’s Breaking the Tongue”. In Jane Yeang Chui Wong(Ed), Asia and the Historical Imagination(85-108). New York: Palgrave.

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