This Programme takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Southeast Asia as a region as well as its component countries, and will focus on in-depth studies into such topics as local history, ethnic and linguistic diversities, demographic trends, educational developments, environmental complexity and related topics. It is designed to provide students with the requisite analytical and methodological skills to acquire a broad understanding of ASEAN as a region and as an important regional association, as well as an in-depth professional knowledge of a reliance topic of research.
The spectrum of choices for study is broad. Studies may be undertaken at the local or national levels of selected countries or on the region as a whole. Topics may be related to the areas of study below:
The duration of full-time study is 3 to 5 years. Candidates are required to attend all prescribed courses, including the Research Methodology course, Directed Readings in ASEAN Studies and Seminar on Selected Topics in ASEAN Studies, and pass the Thesis Proposal Defence. PhD candidates are required to have one academic publication before the degree can be awarded.
The award of a PhD requires the submission of a thesis for examination at a viva voce (oral examination) by three examiners, at least two of whom are external to NEUC. The PhD thesis must be an original and substantial piece of work which makes a contribution to the relevant literature.
Who Should Join the Programme
Candidates who are interested in deepening their understanding in the Southeast Asia area of focus.
Graduates of this programme may choose to:
|Name||Field of Expertise|
|Dr MOK Soon Chong||莫顺宗 博士||East Asian Studies, Classic Chinese Literature|
|Dr VOON Phin Keong||文平强 博士||Human Geography (Settlement, Population, Culture), Chinese Diaspora, East and Southeast Asian Studies|
|Dr LEE Kam Hing||李锦兴 博士||Economic History, Political History, Overseas Chinese Business|
|Dr WONG Ing Boh||黄永宝 博士||ASEAN Studies, Migration Studies, Development Sociology|
|Dr NG Yean Leng||伍燕翎 博士||Classical Chinese Novels, Modern Chinese Literature, Malaysian Chinese Literature, World Chinese Literature|
|Dr LEW Bon Hoi||廖文辉 博士||Southeast Asian Studies, Overseas Chinese Studies|
|Dr TEY Shi Bin||郑诗傧 博士||Classical Chinese Philology, Malaysian Chinese Society|
|Dr KOAY Su In||郭思韵 博士||Classical Chinese Literature, Malaysian Chinese Society,
Literature, Thought and Culture of Han Dynasty
|Dr Wang Rui Xin||王睿欣 博士||Chinese Language Teaching, Western Philosophy, Educational Philosophy, Sociolinguistics|
|Dr PEK Wee Chuen||白伟权 博士||Malaysia Regional Studies, Diasporic Chinese Studies, Geographic Information System, Historical Geography|
|Dr LIAW Siau Chi||廖朝骥 博士||Party Politics, Regional Security, Cold War and Malaysia|