Jan 2010 - Jan 2014
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jan 2015 - Present
National University Singapore, East Asian Institute
Jan 2015 - Present
Singapore University Social Sciences
MA and PhD (History),
MA (Japanese studies),
Tai Wei Lim
- Published over 20 books and numerous articles in his field - Research Fellow Adjunct at the National University of Singapore’s East Asian Institute - Earned Masters and PhD in History at Cornell University Dr. Tai Wei Lim is a historian and area studies specialist on contemporary China and Japan. In addition to his research at the National University of Singapore, he is currently the Commissioning Editor at World Scientific Publishing Company as well as a Senior Lecturer at Singapore University of Social Sciences in Core Curriculum. In the past, he has taught at universities in Japan, Hong Kong and the United States. During his years in Hong Kong, Dr. Lim developed a passion for hiking, which he brought back to Singapore upon his return in 2014. He began documenting his walks throughout Singapore and other parts of East Asia with the intention of examining and analyzing the experiences of local communities, particularly ethnically prominent cultural districts, and the integrated history of Singapore as an island unit. While trekking through Singapore’s green corridors, parks and the urban infrastructure that connects different areas, Dr. Lim was able to develop a macro point of view of the island and to conceptualize a spatial mapping of Singapore's historical, cultural and natural sites.
Dr Lim is a historian and an area study specialist on contemporary China and Japan. He is a Senior Lecturer at Singapore University of Social Sciences in Core Curriculum and Research Fellow Adjunct at the National University of Singapore, East Asian Institute. He has penned over 20 books and numerous articles.
Some notable works among his many publications include: - Cultural Heritage and Peripheral Spaces In Singapore - Hong Kong in 2017: Two Decades of Post-1997 Hong Kong Developments - Contextualizing Occupy Central in Contemporary Hong Kong - China's One Belt One Road Initiative - The Merlion and Mt Fuji: 50 Years of Singapore and Japan Relations