Chow-Bing Ngeow

Chow-Bing Ngeow
University of Malaya | UM · Institute of China Studies (ICS)

PhD

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Publications (42)
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Towards the end of the Chinese Civil War, contingents of Chinese Nationalist Party/Kuomintang (KMT) soldiers escaped to an area of Burma that would later be known as the Golden Triangle. They expanded into a significant armed presence. Burma, the Republic of China, the People’s Republic of China, and the United States were subsequently embroiled in...
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This paper examines Malaysia’s evolving relations with China during the second Mahathir administration from 2018 to 2020 in political, economic, and security aspects. While much of the foreign media portrayed the unprecedented change of government in May 2018 as an instance of “pushing back” against China, this paper refutes this simplistic view. I...
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This book analyzes two main trends of prevailing populism and nation�alism in China and Southeast Asia and the rising tensions in the South China Sea (SCS) by Chinese and Southeast Asian experts. This is the first study which goes deep into the SCS dispute from the perspectives on populism and nationalism and thus highlighting its significance in A...
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This article investigates and examines the efficacy of the multilateral and bilateral modalities or mechanisms in managing the South China Sea dispute between China and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) claimant states. There are three multilateral modalities in the management and control of the South China Sea dispute: the “ASEAN + Ch...
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This article reviews the origins, development and current trends of what is known as ‘party literature work’ and the principal organisation that carries out this work—the Central Party Literature Office (CPLO). Party literature work plays a crucial role for each generation of Chinese communist leadership to assert its ideological ‘line’ and build i...
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Compared with other countries involved in the South China Sea dispute, nationalist sentiments in Malaysia have been so far much more restrained and moderate. This chapter argues that Malaysian nationalism has been somewhat geared more inwardly toward nation-building rather than manifesting itself outwardly and territorially. This is to a large exte...
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Besides its Foreign Ministry, China has an important agency for the conduct of foreign affairs, namely, the International Department of the CPC. The International Department is in charge of Party-based diplomacy, and is an integral part of the Chinese foreign-policy process. This chapter will first discuss the role of the International Department i...
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en The past explanations of Malaysia’s policy responses to China’s assertiveness in the South China Sea centered on systemic, economic, and ideational factors. I adopt a different approach by looking into the decision‐making process of Malaysia’s China policy during Najib Razak’s administration (2009–2018). I explain that the China policy decision‐...
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China has promoted the so-called “five connectivities” (policy coordination, infrastructure connection, trade facilitation, financial integration, and people-to-people exchange) under the Belt and Road Initiative towards the relevant countries. Together, the five connectivities constitute a comprehensive agenda in forming a long-term and sustainabl...
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This article reviews the writings on China by four former ambassadors of Pakistan, three of them ambassadors to China. Their writings display a remarkably positive image of China. Although written usually after retirement of their diplomatic service, their views of China have long been shaped when they were in the service. In this sense, these writ...
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In his memoir, Jeffery Bader, the Senior Director for East Asian Affairs at the United States National Security Council from 2009 to 2011 (and long regarded as one of the top “China-hands” in the early Obama administration), spoke about emergence “the of a somewhat different China from the one the United States had been dealing with for several dec...
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This interview transcript covers a brief professional and intellectual history of Professor Tan Chee-Beng, an eminent anthropologist who has made scholarly contributions to the studies of Chinese overseas, ethnic minorities in China, indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia, southern Fujian, food culture, and others. Professor Tan discusses his intelle...
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This interview transcript covers a brief professional and intellectual history of Professor Yen Ching-Hwang, an eminent historian who has made scholarly contributions to the studies of the history of Chinese overseas, history of China’s late Qing and Republican eras, Chinese business history, and others. Professor Yen discusses his intellectual upb...
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This chapter seeks to analyze the development of three aspects of Chinese Studies, namely Sinology, China Studies, and Chinese Overseas Studies in Malaysia. Each aspect corresponds to different levels of looking at China: civilizational, state, and ethnic. It also examines how identity politics in Malaysia shapes the development of these fields and...
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The foreign policy of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, who was elected in 2016, will be closely watched by Beijing and countries in Southeast Asia. Before her inauguration, Tsai stated that her administration would pursue a so-called “New Go South Policy” (xin nanxiang zhengce), i.e. a foreign policy focused on building up ties with countries in S...
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This paper explores the newly emerging overseas Chinese Muslim community in Malaysia. As China's interactions with the Muslim-majority countries deepen, there will be more Chinese Muslims staying in these countries. Questions can be asked how connection with, and exposure to, the wider Islamic world influence their identity as Chinese Muslim. Throu...
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Malaysia and China upgraded their relationship to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in 2013 and signed a Joint Communique in 2014. Although the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership includes a pledge to strengthen cooperation between the armed forces of the two countries, so far, however, Sino–Malaysian defence ties have advanced only incremental...
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The Central Compilation and Translation Bureau (CCTB), a key research organ of the Chinese Communist Party, has received little attention from scholars inside or outside of China. Originally an authoritative translation house for classical Marxist works, in recent years CCTB has gained more prominence as a policy think tank. Among its leaders are w...
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This article reviews a book series on Chinese-style democracy that was published in China in 2010 and represents mainstream Chinese perspectives and discourse on Chinese-style democracy. It begins with a discussion of whether a viable alternative to the liberal democratic model exists, and whether we should seriously consider Chinese-style democrac...
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This paper seeks to analyze the development of three aspects of Chinese Studies, namely Sinology, China Studies, and Chinese Overseas Studies in Malaysia. Each aspect corresponds to different levels of looking at China: civilizational, state, and ethnic. It also examines how identity politics in Malaysia shapes the development of these fields and h...
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Roland Vogt, ed.: Europe and China: Strategic Partners or Rivals, Hong Kong University Press, 2012, 276 p, USD30.00, ISBN: 9789888083886Robert S. Ross, ØysteinTunsjø, and Zhang Tuo-sheng, eds.: US–China–EU Relations: Managing the New World Order, Routledge, London and New York, NY, 2010, 320 p, USD49.95, ISBN: 978-0415681131David Shambaugh, Eberhar...
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Despite heavy regulation and penetration by the party-state, China's homeowners' organizations show potential as sources of civil society, democratic development, and effective neighborhood governance.
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The residents' committee is the lowest level of the administrative hierarchy in China's cities, but it is also an important part of the political system. Under the rubric of community construction and grassroots democracy, residents' committees are undergoing certain democratic reforms such as improved procedures for elections and a more open and p...
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This paper analyzes the rational and strategic nature of several ethnic and civic nationalist discourses in Taiwan from 1945 to the 1990s, focusing particularly on the ‘New Taiwanese’ and ‘Taiwanese Nation’ discourses in the 1990s. These two discourses employ different strategies, one to be strategically ambiguous and the other more sharply differe...
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Since mid-1990s, the Chinese government has been promoting a policy of community construction (shequ) in urban areas. One of the main focuses of this policy is to build up the democratic infrastructure and institutions at the grassroots level in the cities. As a result, political and institutional reforms to make grassroots governance more democrat...
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Historically, Chinese intellectuals have maintained a very close relationship with the state. Despite China's recent history of revolution and modernization, this close alignment between the state and intellectuals remains, to a large extent, a reality today. This paper is an attempt to understand the underlying dynamics that sustain such an alignm...

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