Dr. HUI, Yew-Foong 許耀峰 博士

Associate Academic Vice President (Accreditation and Programme Development) and Associate Professor

Senior Research Fellow, 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
Email: yfhui@hksyu.edu
Office hour: Thu, 2-5pm

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 Politics
Cold War Cultural Politics
Religion and Social Differentiation


SOC 259       Race and Ethnicity
SOC 357       Migration Studies: International and Internal
SOC 409       Collective Memory and Social Change
SOC 601       Guided Study in Sociology: Social Theories

Selected Publications

Philippe Peycam, Shu-Li Huang, Hui Yew-Foong and Michael Hsiao (eds.). Heritage as Aid and Diplomacy (Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, in press).

Hui, Yew-Foong, “Bukit Brown Chronicles: A Brief Cultural History of the Chinese in Singapore through the Lens of a Cemetery”, in Chong Guan Kwa and Bak Lim Kua (eds.), A General History of the Chinese in Singapore (Singapore: World Scientific, 2019).

Fossati, Diego, Hui Yew-Foong and Siwage Dharma Negara, “The Indonesia National Survey Project: Economy, Society and Politics”, Trends in Southeast Asia, No. 10 (2017).

Michael Hsiao, Hui Yew-Foong and Philippe Peycam (eds.). Citizens, Civil Society and Heritage-Making in Asia (Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017).

Hui, Yew-Foong. “The Umbrella Movement: Ethnographic Explorations of Communal Re-Spatialization”, International Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 20, Issue 2 (March 2017): 146-161.

Terence Heng and Hui Yew-Foong. “Diaspora after Death: A Visual Essay of Bukit Brown Cemetery in Singapore”, ISA eSymposium for Sociology, Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2015).

Terence Chong and Hui Yew-Foong. Different Under God: A Survey of Church-Going Protestants in Singapore (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2013).

Hui, Yew-Foong. Strangers at Home: History and Subjectivity among the Chinese Communities of West Kalimantan, Indonesia (Boston and Leiden: Brill, 2011).

Research Projects

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)