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Concluding my SEAC Directorship

Yesterday marked the end of my five-year directorship of LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre. They were enjoyable, exciting and fulfilling years, and I was fortunate to have met thousands of people on various occasions. The attached blog is a summary reflection on my five years. I set out to make the centre more […]

Chinese edition of Planetary Gentrification

Recently learnt our #Planetary#Gentrification book (Polity Press, 2016) is now out in Simplified Chinese, published by China Architectural Industry Press (中国建筑工业出版社). Yi Jin, my former PhD student and currently based at Nanjing University (Sociology), has kindly secured a few copies for me (see his image attached), and I can’t wait to open them. It’s good […]

New journal special issue on Urbanising Dynamics of Global China

Pleased to see the release of a special issue from Urban Geography, entitled Urbanising Dynamics of Global China. This special issue was co-edited with Yimin Zhao and Sin Yee Koh, and engages with highly interesting cases from Malaysia, India, Ghana and western China. It’s a collection that results from the previous discussions we had at the RC21 conference in Delhi in September 2019.

Covid-19 in Southeast Asia: Insights for a Post-pandemic World (2022, LSE Press)

New publication release in #openaccess: “#COVID19 in #Southeast#Asia: Insights for a Post-Pandemic World”. All chapters and the entire volume can be downloaded free of charge.Excited to see the release of this new edited volume that has been result of hard labour by SEAC colleagues and collaborators during the pandemic.The volume brings together 38 contributors altogether, […]

Virtual symposium on ‘Making and unmaking of the Speculative City: Urban politics in South Korea’, 6-Nov-2020

For (Asia) urbanists, there is an exciting virtual symposium taking place this Friday 6 November 2020, organised by jointly by York University, Canada and by the Centre for the Study of Korea at the University of Toronto. The symposium, rescheduled from its original March 2020 schedule due to COVID-19, is to address ‘Making and Unmaking […]

PhD Success

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I haven’t had a moment to put together PhD success of my former doctoral students. Here is a summary of those celebratory memories in recent years, together with my wholehearted congratulations to all of them and best wishes to their career. The oral examinations in 2020 under COVID-19 constraints were particularly challenging, as they had […]


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