王國柱博士 Dr. WONG, Kwok Chu
Academic and Professional Qualifications
1995 Ph.D. in Southeast Asian Studies. The Australian National University, Research of Pacific and Asian Studies
1979 Certificate in Education. Major in History, minor in EPA. The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Education.
1977 M.Phil in History. The University of Hong Kong.
1973 B.A (Hons). The University of Hong Kong.
Teaching Posts (mostly on a part-time mode):
2004-Present Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Shue Yan University (Full-time mode since Sept. 2005).
1995-Present Part-time Tutor, The Open University of Hong Kong.
1974-1980 School teachers, at three different secondary schools, Hong Kong Buddhist Secondary School, Notre Dame College, SKH Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School. (Left to join FEP International Pty. Ltd.)
1997-2004 Chief Executive and Principal, Hong Kong Yutonghua Yanxishe (a non-profit making organization devoted to the promotion of Putonghua education in Hong Kong through tutorial classes and a good number of extension activities, some with government funding through tendering. (Left to join the Hong Kong Shue Yan College in preparation for accreditation by the HKCAA of the History Department.)
1991 Assistant Manager, Sing Tao Newspapers Pty. Ltd. Sydney, in charge of production and circulation of its daily newspaper inAustralia. (Left to study Ph.D at ANU on scholarship.)
1986-1990 Director and General Manager, Oceania Typesetters and Communications Limited. (Left to migrate to Sydney, Australia)
1981-1986 Publishing Manager, FEP International Pty. Ltd. Hong Kong. Branch of this Singapore-based textbook company (Left to start a business, Oceania Typesetters and Communications Ltd.).
1973 Executive Officer II, Hong Kong Government, June – October 1973. (Left to study Master degree at HKU on scholarship.)
Areas of Interest
Chinese entrepreneurs and businesses in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong
Modern economic history of Southeast Asia
China and Hong Kong
HIST 364 Chinese Business Community in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong
HIST 370 The Rise of Western Economic Powers: A selected case
HIST 440 Hong Kong & the Pearl River Delta: Economic and Social Change since 1978
《菲律賓經濟中的華僑：1898-1941年間華商企業成敗的研究》, book manuscript ready for publication by the end of 2009. Publisher to be finalized (Pending).
《認識我們的祖國 – 當代國情》 (九龍城區議會，賀回歸十周年系列活動之一), 6/2007, illustrated with photos, diagrams, charts, tables, 128pp. Hardcover and paper back editions, reprinted, 60,000 copies, supplemented by a website, www. modernchina.info of which I am the content consultant.
《識我們的祖國 – 中華人民共和國》 (九龍城區議會，國民教育系列活動之一), 6/2005, illustrated with photos, diagrams, tables, 176pp. Hardcover and paper back editions, with an e-book version, supplemented by a website, www.modernchina.info of which I am the content consultant.
The Chinese in the Philippine Economy, 1898-1941, published by Ateneo de Manila
University Press, 1999, illustrated, 280pp, hardcover and paperback editions, reprinted. Finalist, 1999 National Book Awards, for History. Reviewed in the American Historical Review (December 2001) 106:5, pp.1781-82.
“Overseas Chinese and the Host Economy: A Case Study of the Chinese Rice Millers in the Philippine Political Economy,” Shue Yan Academic Journal, Fourth Issue, March 2008, pp.312-326.
“The Impact of Filipino Economic Nationalism on Chinese Businesses, 1917-1941”, Filipinas: A Journal of Philippine Studies, no.27, Fall 1996, pp.35-46.
“The Jones Bills, 1912-1916: A Reappraisal of Filipino Views on Independence”, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, vol.13, no.2, September 1982, pp.252-269.
Review of Tsinoy: The Story of the Chinese in Philippine Life, edited by Teresita
Ang See, Go Bon Juan and others. (Manila: Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran Inc. 2005, 267pp), in Journal of Chinese Overseas, 3.1 (May 2007): 162-165.
Conferences Attended and Papers Delivered
“Overseas Chinese and the Host Economy: A Case Study of the Philippine Chinese Rice Millers in Dealing with Economic Odds and Political Pressures, 1910s-1950s”, conference paper, delivered at the First Annual Conference of the ASAHK at the City University of Hong Kong, on January 22, 2006.
“Entrepreneurship of Ethnic Chinese Community in Southeast Asiasince the Mid-19th Century”, Conference paper delivered at The Chinese Southern Diaspora Workshop (July 1997) at The Australian National University.
“The Americans in Chinese Businesses in the Philippines, 1920-1941”, Bulletin of the American Historical Collection, vol.2, no.3, July-September 1994, pp.113-122.
“Chinese Business Strategy in Relation to Changing Economic Environment in the Philippines, 1910s-1930s”, Conference paper delivered at the 1994 ASAA Conference,Perth,Australia.