|Asst Prof Goh Geok Yian |
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
- PhD (History) University of Hawaii, Manoa 2007
- MA (History) University of Hawaii, Manoa 2002
- BA (Southeast Asian Studies) (Hons) National University of Singapore 1995
|Assistant Professor Goh Geok Yian joined the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at NTU in January 2008. She received her Bachelor degree with Honours in Southeast Asian Studies from NUS, and her Master and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of History, University of Hawai`i in Manoa. Her research interests include archaeology and early history of Southeast Asia, with particular focus on Burma and Southeast Asian mainland, world history and civilizations, classical and modern Burmese literature, and early communication, cultural, and trade networks between regions particularly those of Southeast Asia with the Indian Ocean and South China Sea regions.|
|Assistant 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.|
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|Current Projects |
- Buddhist Murals of 11th through 13th Centuries in Bagan, Myanmar
- Material Culture of Early Java: An Archaeological Study of the 8th Century Temples of Dieng Plateau, Central Java
- John Miksic, Goh Geok Yian, and Sue O' Connor. (Ed.). (2011). Rethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast AsiaUnited Kingdom: Anthem Press.
- Goh Geok Yian. (2011). Innovation versus Preservation: Heritage Management and Burmese Traditional Performing ArtsRethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asia..
- Goh Geok Yian. (2010). Review of Michael W. Charney. Powerful Learning: Buddhist Literati and the Throne in Burma's Last Dynasty, 1752–1885 [Review of the book Review of Michael W. Charney. Powerful Learning: Buddhist Literati and the Throne in Burma's Last Dynasty, 1752–1885] The American Historical Review, 115, 1132–1133.
- Goh Geok Yian. (2010). The Question of “China” in Burmese Chronicles. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, .
- Goh Geok Yian. (2009). Myanmar's Relations with China from Tagaung through Hanthawati-Taungngu PeriodsConnecting and Distancing: Southeast Asia and China. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.