Prof. Dr. Hui Kian Kwee

Prof. Dr. Hui Kian Kwee

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Kwee Hui Kian (PhD, Leiden University) is Associate Professor of History and Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. She has been research fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), visiting fellow at National University of Singapore, International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization at Fudan University (Shanghai, China), College of Humanities and Social Science at the National Chiao-tung University (Hsin-chu, Taiwan), and postdoctoral fellow at the Asia Research Institute (Singapore).

She has won several grants for research on the Chinese diaspora and temple networks from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Connaught Foundation (Canada), and from the MPI-MMG. She is also collaborating with the New York University Development Research Institute examining 'non-national' bases of developmental success.

Her research and publications focus on Southeast Asia and South China, including The Political Economy of Java’s Northeast Coast, c. 1740-1800: Elite Synergy (Brill 2006) and 'Chinese Economic Dominance in Southeast Asia: A Longue Durée Perspective' (2013) and 'Pockets of Empire: Integrating the Studies on Social Organizations in Southeast China and Southeast Asia' (2007). She is completing a book project exploring the cultural-religious strategies of Chinese diasporic entrepreneurship, c. 1680-1940.