Dr Tan Lee Ooi

Email: leeooi.tan@kdupg.edu.my

Dr Tan Lee Ooi is the Head of Department in the Department of Mass Communication at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College. Prior to joining academia, he was a journalist and has written on current issues for newspapers and online media. He completed his PhD at the National University of Singapore in 2013 focused on the socio-anthropological of the cultural and religious transformation of Chinese in Malaysia. He is the author of ‘Dinamik Ruang Siber dalam Gerakan Reformasi di Malaysia’ (The Dynamics of Cyberspace during the Reformasi Movement in Malaysia) published by Penerbit UKM (National University Press of Malaysia). This publication was based on a reworking of his MA thesis, which received the Best Thesis Award from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Currently, he is working on a research project about creative industries funded by the UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College internal grant scheme. The research project aims to map the landscape of creative industries in Malaysia and identify the challenges in the field.

PhD National University of Singapore, 2008-2013
Research Title: The Making of Modern Buddhism: Chinese Buddist Revitalization in Malaysia

Master of Social Science Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2003-2007
Research Title: The Dynamics of Cyberspace in Malaysia’s Reformasi Movement

Bachelor of Science (Education) Universiti Sains Malaysia, 1996-1999

Year Title
2017 ‘A Short History of Monarchy in Malaysia’, in Ngeow, Chow Bing & Phoon Wing Keong (eds) The Government and Politics of Malaysia, Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies (CMCS), Institute of China Studies, UM.
2014 ‘The politics of Buddhist organizations in Malaysia’. In Platzdash,B. & Saravanamuttu, J. (eds) (2014) Religious Minorities in Muslim-Majority Localities of Southeast Asia: Areas of Toleration and Conflict, Singapore: ISEAS
2010 Dinamik Ruang Siber Dalam Gerakan Reformasi Di Malaysia (The Dynamics of Cyberspace in Malaysia’s Reformasi Movement), Bangi: Penerit UKM.
2009 ‘The emergence of a virtual civil society: transcending ethnicpolitics?’, in Francis Loh Kok Wah (ed.) Building Bridges, Crossing Boundaries:Everyday Forms of Inter-Ethnic Peace Building in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur: TheFord Foundation, Jakarta & Malaysian Social Science Association.

Title: Mapping Creative Industries in Malaysia: Concepts and Challenges
Duration:  2015-2016
Sponsors/Grant: Internal Research Grant
Amount: RM 7,000

The NUS Research Scholarship, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

The Best Thesis Award (MA), Universiti Sains Malaysia