Professor HUI, Yew-Foong 許耀峰 教授

Associate Academic Vice President (Accreditation and Programme Development)


Programme Director, BSSc (Hons) in Arts, Culture and Technology

Associate Director, Contemporary China Research Center


Office: Room 201, Research Complex High Block, Hong Kong Shue Yan University,
6 Wai Tsui Crescent, North Point, Hong Kong
Phone: 2804-8556

Academic and Professional Qualification

Ph.D.                  Cornell University
M.Soc.Sci.        National University of Singapore
B.Soc.Sci.         National University of Singapore

Specialism and Research Interests

Chinese Diaspora
Southeast Asia Studies
Heritage Studies
Disruptive Technology and Society
Religion and Community


Supervision of postgraduate students

Selected Publications

Chan, V.C.M., Hui, Y.F., Hui, D.C.K. & Vafadari, K. (Eds.). (2023). Heritage Conservation and China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Routledge.

Supriatma, M. & Hui, Y.F. (Eds.). (2022). The Jokowi-Prabowo elections 2.0: Presidential and parliamentary elections in Indonesia in 2019. ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.

Meilasari-Sugiana, A., Negara, S.D. & Hui, Y.F. (2022). Financial technology adoption in Greater Jakarta: Patterns, constraints and enablers. Trends in Southeast Asia, 2022(9), 1-54.

Hui, Y. F. (2020). Between nations: The political liminality of the Aceh Chinese. Indonesia, 110, 7-23.

Peycam, P., Huang, S. L., Hui, Y. F., & Hsiao, H. H. M. (Eds.). (2020). Heritage as aid and diplomacy. ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.

Hui, Y. F. (2019). Bukit Brown chronicles: A brief cultural history of the Chinese in Singapore through the lens of a cemetery. In C. G. Kwa & B. L. Kua (Eds.), A general history of the Chinese in Singapore (pp. 169-181). World Scientific.

Fossati, D., Hui Y. F. & Negara, S. D. (2017). The Indonesia national survey project: Economy, society and politics. Trends in Southeast Asia, 10 (2017).

Hsiao, H. H. M., Hui, Y. F. & Peycam, P (Eds.). (2017). Citizens, civil society and heritage-making in Asia. ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.

Heng, T., & Hui, Y. F. (2015). Diaspora after death: A visual essay of Bukit Brown Cemetery in Singapore. ISA eSymposium for Sociology, 5 (3), 1-9.

Hui, Y. F. (2013). The translocal subject between China and Indonesia: The case of the Pemangkat Chinese of West Kalimantan. In C. Y. Hoon & S. M. Sai (Eds.), Chinese Indonesians reassessed: History, religion, belonging (pp. 103-120). Routledge.

Hui, Y. F. (Ed.). (2013). Encountering Islam: The politics of religious identities in Southeast Asia. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

Chong, T., & Hui, Y. F. (2013). Different under God: A survey of church-going Protestants in Singapore. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

Hui, Y. F. (2011). Strangers at home: History and subjectivity among the Chinese communities of West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Brill.

Research Projects

Principal Investigator: Heritage Research Grant, National Heritage Board (Singapore) (with Feng Chen-Chieh), “Post-Processing of Data from the Bukit Brown Documentation Project within a Geographic Information System Framework” (2022-2024)

Inter-Institutional Development Scheme, Research Grants Council (Hong Kong) (with Victor Chan and Desmond Hui, Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, and Kazem Vafadari, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University), for International Conference on “Heritage Conservation along the Belt and Road Zones: Between Politics and Professionalism” (2020-2021)

Hong Kong Museum of History Grant for project “The Chinese Diaspora of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong” (2019-22)

Heritage Research Grant, National Heritage Board (Singapore) (with Kelvin Low), “Edible Heritage: Foodscapes and Sensory Heritage Making in Chinatown and Little India” (2018-2020)

Faculty Development Grant, Research Grants Council (Hong Kong) for project “Mapping Diasporic Networks: The Case of the Indonesian Chinese” (2016-2018)

Professional Membership

American Anthropological Association