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IAS Staff Promotion

IAS would like to congratulate Dr Chang-Yau Hoon’s promotion to Professor with effect from 03 December 2022. Professor Hoon joined IAS on 26 June 2016 as Associate Professor of Anthropology.

Professor Hoon was the Director of Centre for Advanced Research from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022. He is currently also a Visiting Senior Fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute and Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia.

Dr. Hoon has held visiting positions at Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copehagen (2008), Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta (2003 & 2010), Fudan University, Shanghai (2017), Guangxi University for Nationalities, Nanning (2018-2021), National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (2020), King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), Vienna (2020-2021), and Fulbright University Vietnam (2022).

Professor Hoon specializes on the Chinese diaspora, identity politics, multiculturalism, China-ASEAN relations, and cultural diversity in contemporary Southeast Asia.

His monographs and edited books include Chinese Identity in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Culture, Media and Politics (Sussex Academic Press; 2008), Chinese Indonesians Reassessed: History, Religion and Belonging (Routledge, 2013), Catalysts of Change: Ethnic Chinese Business in Asia (World Scientific, 2014), Contesting Chineseness: Ethnicity, Identity and Nation in China and Southeast Asia (Springer, 2021), Christianity and the Chinese in Indonesia: Ethnicity, Education and Enterprise (Liverpool University Press, 2023), Southeast Asia in China: Historical Entanglements and Contemporary Engagements (Lexington, 2023), and Stability, Growth and Sustainability: Catalysts for Socio-economic Development in Brunei Darussalam (ISEAS, 2023).