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Profile of Prof. Lee Kam Hing


Academic Qualification:
Prof. LEE Kam Hing 
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Development)

B.A. (Hons) in History (University of Malaya)
M.A. in History (University of Malaya)
Ph D. in History (Monash University, Australia)
MAJOR History
RESEARCH AREAS Economic History, Political History, Overseas Chinese Business
  • Lecturer at the University of Malaya (1973)
  • Professor of the University of Malaya (1993)
  • Visiting Professor at Peking University
  • Research Editor at Star Publications (1998-2008).
  • Senior Research Fellow of Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya (2010-2017).
  • Visiting Fellow, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University.
  • Visiting Fellow at Koninklik Institut voor Taal, Land en Volkunde, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University, England.
  1. Kam Hing Lee, The May Tragedy in Malaysia: A Collection of Essays, B. Kinlay for Monash University Malaysia-Singapore Students' Association, 1969.
  2. Kam Hing Lee, Politics in Perak 1969-1974: Some preliminary observations with particular reference to the non-Malay political parties, Kuala Lumpur :Jabatan Sejarah, Universiti Malaya, 1977.
  3. Kam Hing Lee & Poh Ping Lee, Some socio-economic aspects of Perak society, Malaysia, Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies, 1978.
  4. Kam Hing Lee, Harold A. Crouch, Michael Ong, Malaysian Politics and the 1978 Election, Oxford University Press, 1980.
  5. Kam Hing Lee, Robert Hunt, John Roxborogh, Christianity in Malaysia: a denominational history, Pelanduk Publications, 1992.
  6. Kam Hing Lee, The Sultanate of Aceh: Relations with the British 1760-1824, Oxford University Press, 1995.
  7. Kam Hing Lee, Education and Politics in Indonesia, 1945-1965, University of Malaya Press, 1995.
  8. Kam Hing Lee & Mun Seong Chow, Biographical dictionary of the Chinese in Malaysia, Pelanduk Publications, 1997.
  9. Kam Hing Lee& Chee Beng Tan, The Chinese in Malaysia, Oxford University Press, 2000.
  10. Kam Hing Lee, A Matter of Risk: Insurance in Malaysia, 1826-1990, University of Hawaii Press, 2012.
  1. Kam Hing Lee & Danny Wong Tze Ken, "Multi-Culturalism at the Fringe: Christianity and the Indigenous Communities in Malaysia", Universitas-Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture, 2013.
  2. Kam Hing Lee, Poh Ping Lee & Kee Cheok Cheong, "Chinese overseas remittances to China: the perspective from Southeast Asia", Journal of Contemporary Asia, 2013.
  3. Kam Hing Lee, Kwan Hoong Ng & Danny Wong Tze Ken, "Dr Sun Yat-sen (1866 C1925): medical doctor and China’s founding president", Singapore Medical Journal, 2013.
  4. Kam Hing Lee, "A Neglected Story: Christian missionaries,Chinese New Villagers, and Communists in the Battle for the hearts and minds in Malaya", Modern Asian Studies, 2013.
  5. Kam Hing Lee, Poh Ping Lee & Kee Cheok Cheong, "Robert Kuok: Family, Dialect, and State in the Making of a Malaysian Magnate", Australian Economic History Review, 2013.
  6. Kam Hing Lee, "Singapore as a Regional Film Hub in the 1950s and 1960s", Asian Culture, 2014.
  7. Kam Hing Lee, Kwan Hoong Ng & Danny Wong Tze Ken, "Dr Wu Lien-teh: moderning post-1911 China's public health service", Singapore Medical Journal, 2014.
  8. Kam Hing Lee, "Aceh-Penang Maritime Trade and Chinese Mercantile Networks in the Nineteenth Century ", Archipel, 2014.
  9. Kam Hing Lee, Poh Ping Lee & Kee Cheok Cheong, "Developers and Speculators: Housing, Ethnic Chinese Business and the Asian Financial Crisis in Malaysia", Journal of Contemporary Asia, 2014.
  10. Kam Hing Lee, Poh Ping Lee & Kee Cheok Cheong, "The internationalization of family firms: Case histories of two Chinese overseas family firms", Business History, 2015.
  11. Kee Cheok Cheong, Kam Hing Lee & Poh Ping Lee, "Surviving Financial Crises: The Chinese overseas in Malaysia and Singapore during the Great Depression and Asian Financial Crisis ", Journal of Contemporary Asia, 2015.
  12. Kam Hing Lee, "State Policy, Community Identity, and Management of Chinese Cemeteries in Colonial Malaya", Archipel, 2016.
  13. Poh Ping Lee, Kee Cheok Cheong & Kam Hing Lee, "From Patrimonialism to Profit: The Changing Flow of Funds from the Chinese in Malaysia to China", Journal of Contemporary Asia, 47(5):607-703, 2017.


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