CY Hoon

Dr. CY Hoon is Director of Centre for Advanced Research (CARe) and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Institute of Asian Studies at the University of Brunei Darussalam. He is Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he obtained his PhD (with Distinction) in 2007. He is also Chair of Academic Advisory Board (2018 – 2021) of the Brunei Research Centre, College of ASEAN Studies, Guangxi University for Nationalities in China, and International Fellow at the King Abdullah International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Austria.

Prior to this, he was Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Sing Lun Fellow at Singapore Management University (SMU), where he was awarded the SMU Teaching Excellence Award in 2012 and SMU Research Excellence Award in 2014.

CY is an active researcher specializing on the Chinese diaspora, identity politics, multiculturalism, and religious and cultural diversity in contemporary Southeast Asia. His book, Chinese Identity in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Culture, Media and Politics (2008, Sussex Academic Press), was translated in Chinese and Indonesian. He is the co-editor of Contesting Chineseness: Ethnicity, Identity and Nation in China and Southeast Asia (Springer, 2021), Catalysts of Change: Ethnic Chinese Business in Asia (World Scientific, 2014) and Chinese Indonesians Reassessed: History, Religion and Belonging (Routledge, 2013).

Besides teaching and research, CY also regularly presents research papers in international conferences, facilitates workshops and intercultural dialogue sessions, and engages in various consultancy activities with corporate and government agencies. He 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) and King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), Vienna (2020-2021).

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