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Name: Dr. Chin Yee Whah (甄义华)
Resident Country/Region: Malaysia
Affiliated Institute: Universiti Sains Malaysia
Position: Lecturer
Geographic Focuses: Asia-Southeast Asia , Asia-China , Asia-Malaysia
Fields of Interest: Community and Society , Culture , Economy , Ethnic Relations , Qiaoxiang , Philosophy and Religion , Relations with China
Contact Information: Mail Address: School of Social Science, Universiti Sains
Malaysia, 11800 Penang, MALAYSIA
Telephone: 604-6533345
Fax: 604-6570918
E-Mail:ywchin@usm.my; chinyeewhah@yahoo.com
Academic Achievements:

1. Education and Career

2. Honors

3. Publications

Education and Career

1. HIGHER DEGREE:

NAME OF GRADUATE SCHOOL FOR M. Phil. and Ph.D : Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

TITLE OF M.Phil. THESIS: Interaksi budaya dan keusahawan Cina di Semenanjung Malaysia:
Satu kajian dalam sektor industri kecil dan sederhana (Interaction of Culture and Chinese
Entrepreneurship in Peninsular Malaysia: A Study of Small and Medium Industries
(converted to Ph.D. in May 1998).

Supervisor: Associate Profesor Dr. Abdul Rahman Haji Embong

TITLE OF PH.D. THESIS: Usahawan Cina di Malaysia: interaksi budaya dan transformasi
keusahawanan (Chinese Entrepreneurs in Malaysia: Culture and Transformation of Entrepreneurship), 2002.

Supervisor: Profesor Dato’ Dr. Shamsul Amri Baharuddin
Profesor Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rahman Haji Embong

2. FIRST DEGREE:

NAME OF UNIVERSITY: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
TITLE OF B.A. THESIS: Kesan pegangan agama ke atas tingkahlaku: Kajian di kalangan pelajar-pelajar Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (The Practice of Religion and Behaviour: A Study Among the Students of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), 1995.

Supervisor: Associate Prof. Dr. Cheu Hock Tong


3. SPECIAL PROGRAM ATTENDED
Research Program on “Globalization: Power, Production and Culture”, organized by IKMAS
(Institute of Malaysian and International Studies), UKM, 26th February to 14th May 1998.

INVOLVEMENT WITH PROFESSIONAL BODY

1. Malaysian Social Science Association
Executive committee 2000/2002
Executive committee 2002/2004 and permanent representative for USM
Executive committee 2004/2006 and permanent representative for USM

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

AS RESEARCHER

1. Universiti Sains Malaysia Short Term Research Grant
Research project: Bumiputera-Chinese partnership in technology-based industries in Post NEP
and NDP Malaysia.
Research status: Completed
Amount of grant: RM11,000.
Duration: July 2003 until June 2005

2. Southeast Asian Studies Regional Exchange Program (SEASREP) grant receiver (98-EY-04) for Ph.D. Incentive Grants for Young Researchers in Southeast Asian Studies, Toyota
Foundation, Japan.
Research project: “Interaction of culture and entrepreneurship: Chinese Entrepreneurs in
Malaysia and Singapore.”
Research status: Completed in May 2001.
Amount of grant: USD4,000
Duration: July 1, 1998 until June 30, 1999.

AS FIELDWORK CO-ORDINATOR

1. Project: “Inter-migration in Sarawak” (June 1997 to January 1998)
Researchers: Professor Dr. Ishak Shari, Dean, Centre for Post Graduates Studies, UKM.
Professor Dr. Samad Hadi, Dean, Faculty of social Sciences and Humanities,
UKM.
Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong, Department of Anthropology and
Sociology, UKM.

AS RESEARCH ASSISTANT

1. Project: “Southeast Asian Pluralism” (from October 1998 to March 1999)
Research director and coordinators: Professor Dr. Robert W. Hefner (director), Institute for the
Study of Economic Culture, Boston University.
Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong (Coordinator, Malaysia), Department of Anthropology and Sociology, UKM..
Dr. Sumit K. Mandal (Assistant Coordinator—Malaysia),
Institut Kajian Malaysia dan Antarabangsa (IKMAS), UKM.

2. Project: “Socio-economy of fishermen in Johor, Malaysia” (January 1996 to September 1997)
Researcher: Professor Dr. Ishak Shari, Dean, Centre for Post Graduate Studies, UKM.
Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, UKM.

3 Project: “A study on Foreign Exchange” (May 1995 to December 1995)
Researcher: Associate Professor Dr. Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshah, Head Department of
Economic, Faculty of Economic and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

TEACHING

1. Research Methods (School wide course for undergraduate and graduate students).
2. Industrial Relations

SUPERVISION

Undergraduate
Name: Thilagam A/P Kolasndapayyan
Thesis Title: Budaya Pembelajaran di Universiti: Satu Kajian Kes di universiti Sains Malaysia
[Learning Culture in the University: A Case Study of Universiti Sains Malaysia].
Status: Completed in March 2004
Main Supervisor

Name: Hong Ee Chyn
Thesis Title: Social-economic Status of a Chinese New Village: A Case Study of Kampung Baru
Padang Lembu in Kedah, Malaysia.
Status: In progress
Main Supervisor

Master
Name: Omar Bin Yusoff
Thesis Title: Kaum ‘Jawi Peranakan’ di Pulau Pinang: Isu-isu Budaya dalam Konteks Pembentukan Masyarakat Majmuk di Malaysia [Jawi Peranakan Community in Penang: Cultural
Issues and Formation of A Plural Society in Malaysia].
Status: Completed, May 2004
Main supervisor


Name: Chea Meng Chiek
Thesis Title: Globalization and Alienation of Workers in the Fast Food Restaurants in Malaysia
Status: Proposal
Main supervisor

Doctorate
Name: Ng Tian Eng
Title: Chinese Politics in Malaysia: A Question for Inter-Ethnic Symbiosis or A Necessary Conflict?
Status: In progress
Main supervisor: Prof. Dr. Francis Loh Kok Wah
Second supervisor
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Honors

CHAIR AND DISCUSSANT

1. Chair: “Workshop on Possibilities of Religious Pluralism: Transdisciplinary Perspectives from Malaysia and Sweeden,” School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2nd March 2005.
2. Chair and discussant: “Colloquim on Chinese Scholarship on the Malay World,” organised by Institute Alam dan Tamadun Melayu (ATMA) (Institute of the Malay World and Civilization, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia 16-17th September 2002.
3. Discussant: A Roundtable on “Malaysian Social Science: International Competitiveness, Local Relevance”, School Of Social Sciences, USM, Penang 24th August 2002.


CONSULTANCY

1. Research project: “Developing a Scale for the Measurement of Unity Index.” Commissioned by the Ministry of National Unity and Society Development, Government of Malaysia.
Amount of grant: RM200,000.00
Duration: 1st of October 2004 to 28th February 2005
Status: Completed

2. Research project: “Training Programme for SMEs in Relation to the Implementation of AFTA & WTO.” Commissioned by the Socio-Economic & Environment Research Institute (SERI), a Penang State Government think-tank.
Duration: 1st of March 2003 to 30th of September 2003
Status: Completed
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Publications

1. Chin Yee Whah. Forthcoming. Penang SMEs: Struggles, Accomodation and New Challenges. In Phua Kai Lit (ed.). Socioeconomis Issues and Challenges in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Social Science Association.

2. Chin Yee Whah. Forthcoming. The ‘Made in China’ Label: Imported Goods and the Challenge to Penang Manufacturers. In Voon Phin Keong (ed.). Kuala Lumpur: Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies.

3. Chin Yee Whah. 2005. Small and Medium Enterprises in Malaysia: New Challenges and Future Research. In Voon Phin Keong (ed.). Riding the Winds and Waves, Bridging the Deep Blue Seas. Kuala Lumpur: Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies, p.p.144-148.

4. Chin Yee Whah. 2005. Book Review of “Chinese Business in the Making of a Malay State, 1882-1941, Kedah and Penang” by Wu Xiao An. London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003 in Journal of Chinese Overseas Vol.1, No. 2 November: 296-298. ISSN 1793-0391.

5. Chin Yee Whah. 2004. Ethnicity and the Transformation of the Ali-Baba Partnership in the Chinese Business Culture in Malaysia. In Cheah Boon Kheng (ed.). The Challenge of Ethnicity: Building a Nation in Malaysia, p.p. 54-88. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International. ISBN 981-210-279-5.

6. Chin Yee Whah. 2004. The State and Chinese Entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia. NIASnytt, No 3 September: 14-16. Denmark: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies. ISSN 0904-4337.

7. Chin Yee Whah. 2003. The ‘Bumiputera Policy’: Views from the Chinese Business Community. Kajian Malaysia Vol. XXI, Nos. 1 & 2: 363-377. ISSN 0127-4082.

8. Chin Yee Whah. 2003. (Malay) Budaya dan Keusahawanan Cina di Malaysia [Culture and Chinese Entrepreneurship in Malaysia]. Bangi, Malaysia: National University of Malaysia Press. 262 pages. ISBN 967-942-619-X.

9. Chin Yee Whah. 2003. (Chinese) Ping Zhou De Zhong Xiao Xing Qi Ye [Small and Medium Enterprises in Penang]. In Centennial Magazine of Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce, p.p.292-306. Penang: Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

10. Chin Yee Whah. 2003. The 1997 Financial Crisis and Local Responses: Small and Medium Enterprises in Malaysia. Journal of Malaysian Chinese Studies. Vol. 6: 101-119. ISSN 1511-0044.

11. Chin Yee Whah. 2002. (Malay). Beberapa Pendekatan dan Tema dalam Kajian Usahawan dan Keusahawanan Cina [Approaches and Themes in the Studies of Chinese Entrepreneurships]. Akademika No. 60 Januari: 41-66. ISSN 0126-5008.

12. Chin, Yee Whah. 2001. (Malay) Transformasi Budaya Niaga Usahawan Cina di Semenanjung Malaysia [The Transformation of Chinese Business Culture in Peninsular Malaysia]. Kajian Malaysia Vol. XIX, No. 1 Jun: 60-101. ISSN 0127-4082.

13. Chin, Yee Whah. 2000. (Malay). Perkembangan Kapitalisme di Malaysia [The Development of Malaysian Capitalism]. Akademika No. 57 Julai: 107-114. ISSN 0126-5008

14. Chin, Yee Whah. 1998. (Malay). Usahawan Cina dalam Industri Kecil dan Sederhana di Semenanjung Malaysia: Modenisasi dalam Perniagaan Keluarga Cina. [Chinese Entrepreneurs in the Small and Medium Industries in Peninsular Malaysia: Modernization of the Family Firms]. Akademika No. 53 Julai: 9-32. ISSN 0126-5008.


ACADEMIC PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

1. Chin Yee Whah. 2005. Chinese-Bumiputera Partnership in Technology-based Industries in Post NEP and NDP Malaysia. Paper to be presented at the Third International Conference of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies, “Maritime Asia and the Chinese Overseas, 1405-2005”, Singapore, 18-20 Ogos.

2. Salfarina Abdul Gapor, Chin Yee Whah, Noreha Haji Hashim, Nor Hafizah Selamat, Mohamad Zaini Abu Bakar. 2005. Tahap Perpaduan Etnik di Sungai Rambai dan Pekan Nibong Tebal: Analisis Bandingan Mikro antara Lokasi [Level of Ethnic Unity in Sungai Rambai and Pekan Nibong Tebal: A Comparative Micro Analysis]. Paper presented at the “Seminar Perpaduan Negara dan Integrasi Nasional Peringkat Nasional”, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, 19-22 May.

3. Chin Yee Whah. 2004. The ‘Made in China’ Label: Imported Goods and the Challenge to Penang Manufacturers. Paper presented at the Internatinal Conference on Malaysia-China Relation in A New World Order, Pearl International Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 27-28 November.

4. Terence Gomez and Chin Yee Whah. 2004. Malaysia in China: Transnationalism, Buisness Networks and Enterprise Development. Paper presented at the Internatinal Conference on Malaysia-China Relation in A New World Order, Pearl International Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 27-28 November.

5. Chin Yee Whah. 2003. The Bumiputera Policy: Views From the Chinese Business Community. Paper presented at the National Seminar, “The Bumiputera Policy: Dynamics and Dilemmas”, Equatorial Hotel, Penang, Malaysia 23-25 September.

6. Chin Yee Whah. 2003. Does Culture count? Chinese SMEs in Malaysia and Singapore. Paper presented at “The Second International Conference of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies,” The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 13-15 March.

7. Chin Yee Whah. 2002. The Evolution of Chinese-Bumiputera Partnership in Post-NEP Malaysia. Paper presented at the Centre of Policy Research for the Seminar Series on “Race and Ethnic Relation”, USM, Penang, Malaysia 26th July 2002.

8. Chin, Yee Whah. 2002. Globalisation and Small and Medium Industries (SMIs): Strategies for Survival. Paper presented at the Project Workshop and Business Meeting on “Globalization, National Governance and Local Responses,” Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia 17-18 April.

9. Chin, Yee Whah. 2001. Transformation of Chinese Business Culture in Malaysia. Paper presented at the “Third International Malaysian Studies Conference (MSC3),” Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia 6-8 August.

10. Chin, Yee Whah. 1998. “Usahawan Cina dalam Industri Kecil dan Sederhana, Semenanjung Malaysia: Satu kajian tentang budaya, ideologi dan transformasi keusahawanan.” Seminar paper presented at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, UKM for the conversion from M.Phill. to Ph.D. March.
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