This course enables students to delve into a selected topic on ASEAN matters in order to cultivate professional expertise on ASEAN affairs. It is concerned with ASEAN as an organization, its inner workings and intra-ASEAN issues, and the relations and forces acting on ASEAN from outside the region. The programme’s scope focuses on in-depth studies concerning ASEAN and its objectives to facilitate economic, political, security, educational and socio-cultural development and integration amongst its members.
The duration of full-time study is 2 to 4 years. Students 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.
The award of a MA requires the submission of a thesis for examination at a viva voce (oral examination) by two examiners, at least one of whom is external to NEUC. The MA thesis must show a grasp of the relevant literature, the methodologies and the issues involved in a specific area of study.
Who Should Join the Programme
Candidates who are interested in deepening their understanding in an ASEAN-related 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|
|Dr WONG Wai Shee||黃薇诗 博士||Social Movements, Literature, Thoughts & Culture especially Confucianism Chen Wei of Han Dynasties, Malaysian Chinese Society|
|Dr LIM Su Hui||林素卉 博士||Chinese Dialect, Linguistics, Phonetics, Paleography|