Researcher - Por Hong Heong 傅向红

Research Fellow, Malaysian Chinese Research Center

I received my PhD from the School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, in 2014. My PhD dissertation has a focus on the cultural politics of public health and medicine in post-WW2 Peninsular Malaysia. Over the past few years, my research interests lie at the convergence of postcolonial, cultural and social inquiries of medicine, health, illnesses and bodies. My works are characterized by multidisciplinarity as I use a wide range of methods and conceptual tools to approach my research subjects. Recently, I have also built up interest in studying death management at the intersection of migration and urbanization.  



Academic Articles


Por, H.H. & Hatta Shaharom. 2017. "From Central、ized to Decentralized Service: Mental Health and Psychiatry in Malaysia", in Mental Health in Asia and the Pacific: Historical and Cultural Perspectives, Harry Minas and Milton Lewis (eds). (p175-191) New York: Springer. 


Por, H.H. 2016. Transnationality and Nationalism: Shared and Contested Memories of Wu Lien-Teh Across East and Southeast Asia in Post-SARS Era. International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies 12(2): 83-103. (SCOPUS-Indexed


Chee, Heng Leng & Por Heong Hong. 2014. 1 Care and the politics of healthcare in Malaysia. In Weiss, M. (eds). Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Malaysia, p.312-323. New York: Routledge. 


Por, Heong Hong. 2011. Frankenstein of Industrial Development: Differentiation and Interest Groups within Healthcare Industry. Kajian Malaysia, vol.29(supp.1): 239-264. (SCOPUS-Indexed


Por, Heong Hong. 2009. Revisiting Kuen Cheng High School Dispute: Contestation Between Gender Equality and Ethnic Nationalism Discourses. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, vol.10 (1):165-177. (ISI-Indexed



Tee Boon Chuan, Por Heong Hong (ed.). 2009. Intra-ethnic Relations Among Chinese in Contemporary Malaysia. Kajang: Malaysian Centre for Ethnic Studies, Kolej New Era.


Book Review

Por, Heong Hong. 2016. "Book Review: Maria Serena I. Diokno, Hidden Lives, Concealed Narratives: A History of Leprosy in the Philippines", Social Science Diliman, vol. 12(1):111-114. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

Por, Heong Hong. 2016. “Book Review:Melinda Cooper and Catherine Waldby, Clinical Labor: Tissues Donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioeconomy,” East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, vol.10:1-4 (SCOPUS-indexed)

Por, Heong Hong. 2016. "Book Review: Tim Harper and Sunil S. Amrith, Histories of Health in Southeast Asia: Perspectives on the Long Twentieth Century." TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia, vol. 4(1):216-217. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)