Seng Ong ("SP") graduated from the University of York, and won a scholarship to pursue a Masters and Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. His work has been published in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society—a leading journal in the field of Asian Studies—and was recognized as the best by a young scholar. His research and writing centres on the problem of Sino-Western relations, on its historiography in particular, and its continuing impact on contemporary global discourse on China. He has related interests in colonial and postcolonial histories; theories of race and cultural difference; and the politics and cultures of empire and globalisation.
the problem of Sino-Western relations
M.Phil. University of Cambridge
- "Sites of Translation: Networks of Reception and Knowledge Production in Early Nineteenth-Century Missionary Translations of the Bible in China", Conversion, Translation & the Language of Autobiography, 201609
- "Spinning Tales: The Activist-Interviewer and Migrant Worker Oral Histories in Singapore", «AGON» Rivista Internazionale di Studi Culturali, Linguistici e Letterari, Vol.9, 201603
- "The East India Company and the History of British Imperialism in China: Reassessing the 'Clash of Civilisations' and the Making of an Imperial Ideology", PhD Thesis, 201512
- 'Jurisdictional politics in Canton and the first English translation of the Qing Penal Code', Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland (Third Series), Volume 20, Issue 02 (April 2010), 141-165.