Ling Tek Soon is a senior lecturer at the Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya. Apart from teaching, he is currently working on a UMRG project in University of Malaya, entitle “Abode of Dead, Depository of Knowledge and Contested Realm: A Study of Chinese Cemeteries in Malaysia”.
Ling Tek Soon received his BA (Chinese Studies) and MA (East Asian Studies) from University of Malaya in 1997 and 2002.His thesis was titled “The Fundamental Ideologies of Deng Xiao Ping Conceming Reformation and Renewal since 1978" (Idea-idea Asas Deng Xiaoping terhadap Dasar Reformasi dan Pembukaan sejak tahun 1978). He was a tutor in the East Asian Studies Department, University of Malaya from 1998 to 2000 while working jointly as a n executive editor in The "Rosa Sintesis" Journal published by Centre of Malaysian Chinese Studies.
In year 2001, he worked as a Mandarin Lecturer in UiTM, Pahang. Subsequently, he went on to pursue a Ph.D at Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2007. He received a doctorate degree in 2011 with a thesis titled “The Political Idea of Yangdu”. In the same year, he was appointed as a lecturer in Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya.
他毕业于马大中文系，于2002年考取马大东亚系硕士学位。论文取题为“Idea-idea Asas Deng Xiaoping terhadap Dasar Reformasi dan Pembukaan sejak tahun 1978”。在1998至2000年当中，他曾担任马大东亚系助教长达三年。期间兼任华社研究中心的学刊《人文杂志》执行编辑。2001年至2007年间，他转任彭亨玛拉工艺大学对外汉语讲师。2007年，赴北京清华大学深造，于2011年以论文《杨度政治思想研究》考获博士学位。是年八月，他获聘于马大中国研究所至今。