Dr. Low Choo Chin

low choo chin   

Dr. Low Choo Chin
Phone   : 04-6533609
Faks     : 04-6576000       
Emel     : lowc@usm.my
Comparative Citizienship, Migration, Diaspora, Deportation Studies

Profile

Academic Qualifications:

  • PhD (Arts) School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, the University of Melbourne, 2012
  • MA (Arts) School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2007
  • B. Ed (Hons) School of Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2005

Research

Key Research Area:

  • Comparative Citizenship
  • Migration
  • Diaspora
  • Deportation Studies

Research Grants

  • Taiwan Fellowship 2016 Project Title: “Citizenship and Migration: Comparing Immigrant Citizenship in Taiwan and China
  • Research University Grant Scheme provided by Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2016-2018 Project Title: “Marriage Migration in Malaysia: Examining the Need for Marital Citizenship and Immigration Reform
  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) provided by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, 2014 - 2016 Project Title: “Establishing a Deportation Model of Undocumented Migrants in Malaysia
  • USM Short-term Grants provided by Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2014 - 2016. Project Title: ‘The Malaysian Diaspora in Australia

Publication

Selected Journal Articles:

  1. Low, C. C. (2017). A Strategy of Attrition through Enforcement: The Unmaking of Irregular Migration in Malaysia. Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 37 (2): 101-136.
  2. Low, C. C. (2017). Malaysian Diaspora Philanthropy: Transnational Activism, mobilization and resistance. Diaspora Studies, 10 (2): 152-174.
  3. Low, C. C. (2017). A Malaysia of Citizens: Ethnicity, Membership and Politics of Merger. Kemanusiaan: The Asian Journal of Humanities, 24 (2): 1-30.
  4. Low. C. C. and Mokhtar, K. S. (2017). Migration Control in Malaysia: Shifting Toward Interior Enforcement. Asia Pacific Social Science Review, 16 (3): 46-64.
  5. Low, C. C. and Mokhtar, K. S. (2017). Deportation Turn in Malaysia: Expansion, Discourse, and Practice. Journal of Population and Social Sciences, 25 (2): 147-166.
  6. Low, C. C. (2016). Immigration Control during the Malayan Emergency: Borders, Belonging, and Citizenship, 1948-1960. Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society JMBRAS, 89 (1): 35-59.
  7. Low, C. C. (2016). The politics of citizenship in divided nations: Policies and Trends in Germany and China, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 49 (2): 123-135.
  8. Low, C. C. (2016). The Politics of Emigration and Expatriation: Ethnicization of Citizenship in Imperial Germany and China, Journal of Historical Sociology, 29 (3): 385-412.
  9. Low, C. C. (2016). The Banishment of Anti-Communist Chinese to Formosa: The British as Mediators in Post-war Malaya. International Journal of China Studies, 7 (3): 327-348.
  10. Low, C. C. (2016). The Malaysian Chinese Diaspora in Melbourne: Citizenship and Belongingness. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 24 (1): 257-76.
  11. Low, C. C. (2015). Defending National Identity and National Interests: The Limits of Citizenship Transnationalism in Germany and China. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 16 (3): 717-741.
  12. Low, C. C. (2015). Same System, Different Outcomes: Comparing the Implementation of Dual Nationality Treaties in East Germany and China. Europe-Asia Studies, 67 (10): 1656-1684.
  13. Low, C. C. (2015). Debates over Liberalising Dual Citizenship: Prospects and Limits in Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China. International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, 11 (1): 1–33.
  14. Low, C. C. (2015). China’s Citizenship Diplomacy at Bandung: An Evaluation from the British Perspective. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies,17 (1): 41-64.
  15. Low, C. C. (2015). Détente, Recognition and Citizenship: The Case of East Germany. Region: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia, 4 (2): 265-89.
  16. Low, C. C. and Ismail, S. H. (2015). The Unwelcome Consuls: The Contested Appointment of Chinese Consuls in Colonial Malaya. Kemanusiaan: The Asian Journal of Humanities, 22 (1): 75-99.
  17. Low, C. C. (2014).The Repatriation of the Chinese as a Counter-insurgency policy during the Malayan Emergency. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 45 (3): 363-392.
  18. Low, C. C. (2014). The 1963 Strasbourg Convention on Single Nationality Movement:The German Experience. Journal on European History of Law, 5 (2): 41-50.
  19. Low, C. C. (2014). Rakyat British (BOC) dan Legasi Kolonial di Malaysia [British Overseas Citizens and the Colonial Legacy in Malaysia]. Jebat: Malaysian Journal of History, Politics & Strategic Studies, 41 (2): 50-79.
  20. Low, C. C. (2013). Taiwanese and German Citizenship Reforms: Integration of Immigrants without Challenging the Status Quo, 1990-2000. European Journal of East Asian Studies, 12 (2): 269-294.

Selected Book:

  • Low Choo Chin. (2013). Isu Dwi-kerakyatan dalam pembentukan Kewarganegaraan Malaysia: 1900-1965 [Dual citizenship issues in the Formation of Malaysian nationality, 1900-1965]. Penang: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Chapter in-Books:

  • Low Choo Chin. (2017). “Reconciling Marital Citizenship in Malaysia through Activism: Motherhood and Belongingness”. In A. Fresnoza-Flot and G. Ricordeau, Gender, migration and marital citizenship: Revisiting Southeast Asian international marriages, 59-77. London: Taylor & Francis.
  • Low Choo Chin. (2016). “The Frontier of Belongingness: Repatriation and Citizenship of the Overseas Chinese in Colonial Malaya”. In Jaime Moreno Tejada and Bradley Tatar, Transnational Frontiers of Asia and Latin America since 1800, 241-254. London: Taylor & Francis.

 Other Publications:

  •  Low Choo Chin. (2017). Report on Citizenship Law: Malaysia and Singapore (RSCAS/GLOBALCIT-CR 2017/3). EUDO Citizenship Observatory. Italy: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies & European University Institute.
  • Low Choo Chin. (2016). Report on Citizenship Law: China and Taiwan (RSCAS/EUDO-CIT-CR 2016/10). EUDO Citizenship Observatory. Italy: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies & European University Institute.

Teaching

  • JMS 211 Sejarah Politik Tradisional Malaysia (Traditional Political History of Malaysia)
  • JMS313E Modern European History
  • JMS318 Dokumen-dokumen dalam Sejarah Malaysia (Documents in the History of Malaysia)

Supervision

PhD

  • Nor Sakinah binti Omar
    Managing the deportation of undocumented migrants in Malaysia through policy transfer approach. (Co-supervisor). 2016 – current

Master

  • Norisah Porin
    Perkembangan Adat Memuja Semangat Padi Masyarakat Kadazandusun di Membakut, Sabah, 1960-2010 (The Development of Paddy Spirits Related Ritual Among the Kadazandusun in Membakut, Sabah, 1960-2010). (Main supervisor). Graduated in 2017.
  • Diyaodin bin Hj. Shaari
    Penolakan Brunei dalam Gagasan Malaysia: Satu Penelitian Terhadap Pendirian Brunei (Brunei’s Rejection of the Malaysian Plan: An Examination of Brunei’s Stance). (Main supervisor). 2017 – current
  • Amirul bin Mohd Salleh.
    Kawad Maut Sandakan-Ranau, 1944-1945 (Sandakan-Ranau Death March, 1944-1945). (Main supervisor) 2017 – current

Recognition

Research Grants (As Principal Investigator) :

  • Research University Grant Scheme provided by Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2016-2018 Project Title: “Marriage Migration in Malaysia: Examining the Need for Marital Citizenship and Immigration Reform
  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) provided by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, 2014 - 2016 Project Title: “Establishing a Deportation Model of Undocumented Migrants in Malaysia
  • USM Short-term Grants provided by Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2014 - 2016. Project Title: ‘The Malaysian Diaspora in Australia

Fellowship :

  • Taiwan Fellowship. 2016. Project Title: “Citizenship and Migration: Comparing Immigrant Citizenship in Taiwan and China.
  • Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) provided by the Australian government, 2009-2012.
  • Fellowship of Universiti Sains Malaysia provided by the Ministry of Higher Education, 2008-2012.

Visiting Fellow

  • National Taiwan University (Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences), 1 August – 30 September 2016
  • Academia Sinica (Institute of Sociology) 1 October – 30 November 2016

 

Professional Affiliations:

  1. Member of Global Citizenship Observatory (GlobalCit)
  2. Member of Asian Population Association (APA)
  3. Member of German History Society
  4. Member of Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society.
  5. Member of Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia