Publications

Monographs

Diaspora at War: The Chinese of Singapore between Empire and Nation. Boston, MA and Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2013.

Singapore Stories: Language, Class, and the Chinese of Singapore 1945 – 2010. New York and London: Cambria Press, 2010.

Edited Volumes

Christina Twomey and Ernest Koh (eds) The Pacific War: Aftermaths, Remembrance and Culture. London and New York: Routledge, 2014.

Kah Seng Loh, Stephen Dobbs, and Ernest Koh (eds) Oral History in Southeast Asia: Memories and Fragments. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.

Select journal articles and book chapters

“Thinking about the Pacific War.” In Christina Twomey and Ernest Koh (eds) The Pacific War: Aftermaths, Remembrance and Culture. London and New York: Routledge, 2014, 3 – 10. Co-authored with Christina Twomey.

“De-historicising the Second World War: Diaspora, nation and the overseas Chinese.” In Christina Twomey and Ernest Koh (eds) The Pacific War: Aftermaths, Remembrance and Culture. London and New York: Routledge, 2014, 11 – 31.

“Oral History and the Nation in Southeast Asia.” In Loh, Kah Seng, Koh, Ernest and Dobbs, Stephen (eds) Oral History in Southeast Asia: Memories and Fragments. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013. 1 – 21. Co-authored with Kah Seng Loh and Alistair Thomson.

“Remembrance, Nation, and the Second World War in Singapore: The Chinese diaspora and their wars.” In Loh, Kah Seng, Koh, Ernest and Dobbs, Stephen (eds) Oral History in Southeast Asia: Memories and Fragments. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013, 61 – 80.

“The Chinese of Singapore and their Imperial Second World War”. Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies. Vol.5, 2011 – 12, 57 – 78.

“Singapore Memories: Remembering, and the Makers and Keepers of Singapore’s Stories”. In Loh, Kah Seng and Liew, Khai Khiun (eds) The Makers and Keepers of Singapore’s History. Ethos Books and the Singapore Heritage Society: Singapore, 2010, 195 – 204.

“A Diaspora at War: National and Trans-national narratives of Singapore’s Second World War”.  In Loh, Kah Seng and Liew, Khai Khiun (eds) The Makers and Keepers of Singapore’s History. Ethos Books and the Singapore Heritage Society: Singapore, 2010, 242 – 254.

“Gender and Discipline in ‘The Singapore Story’: The Chinese female factory workers in perspective 1980 – 1990”. In Heng, Derek and Khairudin, Syed Aljunied (eds) Reframing Singapore: Memory, Identity and Trans-regionalism. Amsterdam and Chicago: Amsterdam University Press, 2009, 109 – 130.

“Ignoring ‘History from Below’: People’s History in the Historiography of Singapore”. History Compass. Vol. 5 (1), 2007, 11 – 25.

“On the Margins of the “Economic Miracle”: Non English-literate Chinese Factory Workers in Singapore, 1980 – 1990”. Tonan Ajia Kenkyu (Southeast Asian Studies). Vol. 44 (4), March 2007, 466 – 493.