SEASSR Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan-June 2021)


SKU: N/A Category:

Product Description

1. Prelims.

2. Hans-Dieter Evers – Strategic Group Analysis: Theory and Method for the Analysis of Complex Southeast Asian Societies. [Pages 5-27]

3. Chin Yee Whah, Chung Tsair-Wang & Wee Hui Ming – Understanding Taiwan’s University-Industry Collaborations Model: A Case Study of a Private University. [Pages 28-58]

4. Chai Ming Hock – How to Kill a Giant: Media Reports on Anwar Ibrahim in GE10 and Mahathir Mohamad in GE14. [Pages 59-85]

5. Fairuzzaman Shaharuddin – Peranan Intelektual Melayu Melawan Penjajahan Sebelum Merdeka: Kajian Terhadap Abdul Hadi Hassan, Harun Aminurrashid, dan Mustapha Hussein. [Pages 86-108]

6. Wan Puspa Melati Wan Halim – Eminent Southeast Asianist and Specialist on Borneo: In Conversation with Professor Victor T. King. [Pages 109-138]

7. Anuwar Ali – Urus Tadbir Universiti dan Kecemerlangan Ilmu. [Pages 139-148]

8. Mohd Hazim Shah – A Tribute To, And In Memory Of, Royal Professor Ungku Aziz (28 January 1922 – 15 December 2020). [Pages 149-153]

9. Mustafa Ahmad – Jatuh Bangun Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) Pasca-Pilihan Raya Umum Dewan Undangan Negeri Kelantan 1978. [Pages 154-169]

10. Ramanan Malini – Puspa Melati Wan & Abdul Halim Wan. 2020. Clinical Sociology: Moving from Theory to Practice. Nature Switzerland: Springer. 179 pp. ISBN 978-3-030-49082-9; 978-3-030-49083-6 (eBook). [Pages 170-174]

11. Mohd Ikbal bin Mohd Huda – Yos Santasombat. 2018. Chinese Capitalism and Economic Integration in Southeast Asia. Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. 29 pp. ISBN: 9789814818391. [Pages 175-178]

12. Zaharul Abdullah – Gomez, E.T., Tham, Siew Yean., Li, Ran & Cheong, Kee Cheok. 2020. China in Malaysia: State-Business Relations and The New Order of Investment Flows. Petaling Jaya: SIRD & Palgrave Macmillan. 116 pp. ISBN 978-967-2464-10-5. [Pages 179-185]

13. Contributors. [Pages 186-190]

14. Guide to Contributors. [Pages 191-195]

Anuwar Ali. Ph.D (Emeritus Professor, Tan Sri) graduated with a BSc (Economics) degree from the Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1970. During his early years as a tutor and lecturer at UKM, he furthered his studies and obtained his Masters from the University of Leicester and PhD from the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom. He has been appointed as the Chancellor of University of Cyberjaya since September 2019, and as a Member of Board of Governors of Meritus University Kuala Lumpur since 2017. Previously, he was the President/Vice Chancellor of Open University Malaysia (OUM) for 12 years from 2004 to 2015. Prior to the appointment, he was the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) for a period of five (5) years (1998-2003). Before joining UKM, he was an Assistant Director at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (1970-1973). He left the post as an administrator to become a tutor at UKM in 1973, later to establish himself not only as an economist (in the areas of industrial planning and human resource development) but also as an academic leader. He was the first academic being posted to the Ministry of Education as its Director of Higher Education (1996-1998). Before that, he was
the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, UKM and thereafter as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs). Email:

Chai Ming Hock, Ph.D. currently teaches journalism courses in Universiti Sains Malaysia’s School of Communication. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Institute of Malaysia and International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, while his Masters from the Nanyang Technological University’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. His first degree was from USM. He published his first book, Pemerkauman Isu Pilihan Raya Dalam Akhbar Arus Perdana Bahasa Inggeris di Malaysia [Ethnicisation of Election Issues by the English Mainstream Media in Malaysia] under Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) in 2018. Email:

Chin Yee Whah, PhD, is Professor of Economic Sociology in the School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Business Studies, New Era University College (Malaysia). He has received a number of international grants such as from SEASREP, Toyota Foundation (1998) and CRISE, University of Oxford (2006). He was Visiting Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore (2007), Affiliate Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies, Amsterdam (2007), Research Fellow at the Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School (2010), and recipient of Taiwan Fellowship (2019). He is currently a member of the editorial board for Southeast Asian Social Science Review (SEASSR), Kajian Malaysia, Malaysian Journal of Chinese Studies (MJCS), SN Business and Economics, and Article Editor for Sage Open. His research interests include Chinese entrepreneurship, ethnic enterprise development, knowledge management, small and medium enterprises and industrial relations. E-mail:

Chung Tsair-Wang, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University. He received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Chung Yuan Christian University (Taiwan), M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Missouri-Columbia (USA), and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Missouri-Columbia (USA). He was international lecturer at Brawijaya University (Indonesia) and visiting professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia (USA), Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia), Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia), University of Philippines-Dilimam (Philippines), etc. He has published more than 200 papers in refereed journals, international conferences and book chapters. He has seven patents in Taiwan and China and six of the patents have been transferred to industry. Two campus companies have been established through his research results and developed technologies. He has received Special Outstanding Talent Award for about 10 times from the Taiwan Ministry of Science & Technology, Excellent Technology Transfer Award for 9 times from Chung Yuan Christian University, and several Industrial-Academia Cooperation Awards. E-mail:

Evers, Hans-Dieter, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Development Planning and Senior Fellow, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn (Germany). He is also Visiting Professor at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, where he previously held the Distinguished Pok Rafeah Chair in International Studies (2016-2017). His current research is on the sociology of knowledge and maritime studies. His two latest books, both edited together with Rahman Embong and Rashila Ramli are: Connecting Oceans: Malaysia as a Maritime Nation (2019), and Connecting Oceans: Malaysia as a Nusantara Civilization (2020) published by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Press. E-mail:

Fairuzzaman Shaharuddin, MA, is a PhD candidate at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany under the sponsorship of Universiti Putra Malaysia’s Young Fellows’ Programme. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Management of International Affairs from Universiti Utara Malaysia, and Masters in Social Science from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He is a recipient of the Doctoral Programmes Research Grant in Germany from Deustcher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Bonn, Germany. Email:

Mohd Hazim Shah, Phd, currently serves as a Professor in the School of Languages, Civilisation, and Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences, at Universiti Utara Malaysia in Sintok, Kedah, where he teaches philosophy courses under the Bachelor of Philosophy, Law and Business programme. Prior to his retirement in 2015, he was a Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. He has also served as the Deputy Director of the International Institute of Public Policy and Management, Universiti Malaya, from October 2017 to August 2018, before joining Universiti Utara Malaysia. He was President of the Malaysian Social Science Association from 2010 to 2014. Email:

Mohd Ikbal bin Mohd Huda, PhD, is Coordinator, M.Soc.Sc. in Strategy and Diplomacy Programme and Senior Lecturer at the Strategic Studies and International Relations Program at the National University of Malaysia (UKM). Email:

Mustafa Ahmad, PhD, serves as Penggawa Daerah Semerak, Jajahan Pasir Putih, Kelantan, Malaysia (a senior official serving the district, immediately below the District Officer). He received his PhD in history from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with his thesis entitled, “Politik Kelantan Era Barisan Nasional 1974-1990” (Kelantan Politics During the Era of Barisan Nasional 1974-1990). Email:

Ramanan Malini, Ph.D., is a law graduate from Madras University with an MA in Sociology from Annamalai University. She has a PhD in Development and Social Change from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Her doctoral thesis was on the Telugu Diaspora in Malaysia. She recently obtained her second MA in International Criminology from the University of Sheffield in the UK. She is an Indian citizen, married to a Malaysian and permanently resides in Malaysia. Malini is a Senior Lecturer teaching undergraduate students on the American Degree Programme and postgraduate students of the Institute of Crime and Criminology at HELP University, Kuala Lumpur. Email:

Wee Hui-Ming, PhD, is an Adjunct Chair Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University. He received his B.S. degree (honors) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Strathclyde University (UK), M. Eng. from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Cleveland State University, Ohio (USA). He received an excellent research award, and excellent life researcher award from the Taiwan Ministry of Science & Technology and received the Medal for Distinguished Industrial Engineer Award from the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers. He has published more than 500 papers in refereed journals, international conferences and book chapters. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Technologies, Guest Editor for Journal of Cloud Computing, on ‘Cloud Information Technologies in Education’, as well as Guest Editor for International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, on ‘How Lean Six Sigma Improve Organizational Resilience post COVID-19’. E-mail:

Wan Puspa Melati Wan Halim, PhD, is Senior Lecturer, Bachelor of Social Science and Liberal Studies at the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Taylor’s University, Malaysia. Melati holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Anthropology from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She completed her M.Sc. in Sociology from the University of Oxford, UK (Oxford), while her BA in Sociology and Psychology from University of San Francisco, US (USF). Identifying herself as a Clinical Sociologist and passionate about the community, Melati has worked with both local and international organizations as well as managed grassroots empowerment and support group programmes for various target groups for more than 10 years. Wan
Puspa Melati is the Honorary Secretary for the Malaysian Social Science Association (PSSM), Project Director for Yayasan Anak Warisan Alam (YAWA), working committee for empowering people with different abilities for Selangor, and the Regional Representative for the International Sociological Association Research Committee ISA RC-46 for Clinical Sociology. She recently co-authored a book with Wan Abdul Halim entitled, Clinical Sociology: Moving From Theory to Practice, published by Springer International in 2020. Email:

Chief Editor: Abdul Rahman Embong
Editors: Mohd Hazim Shah; Rashila Ramli; Zawawi Ibrahim; Zaharom Nain; Sity Daud; Lai Suat Yan; Tham Siew Yean; Chin Yee Whah; Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid; Sarjit Singh
Associate Editors: Wan Melati Puspa; Suseela Devi; Hew Wai Weng; Fadzilah Puteh; Sharifah Shahirah; Tan Raan Hann; Mohd Azwan Abd Rahman
Editorial Assistant: Ahmad Hazreen Wagiman
  • Hans-Dieter Evers (University of Bonn, Germany)
  • Michael Burawoy (University of California at Berkeley, US)
  • Shamsul A.B. (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Anthony Milner (Australian National University)
  • Jomo K.S. (Malaysia)
  • Terry V. King (University of Leeds, UK)
  • Syed Farid Alattas (National University of Singapore)
  • Surichai Wungaeo (University of Chulalongkorn, Thailand)

The views expressed in the various writings in the journal are those of the individual author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editorial Board of SEASSR.

Macro analysis, social theory, social classes, strategic groups, participatory rapid appraisal (PRA), state, university-industry collaboration, knowledge transfer, Taiwan, Chung Yuan Christian University, Anwar, Mahathir, The Star, New Straits Times, general election, Malay nationalism, intellectual history, Abdul Hadi Hasan, Harun Aminurrashid, Mustapha Hussain, Kesatuan Melayu Muda, Ministry of Higher Education’s jurisdiction; reforms; review of University and University Colleges Act 1971; university governance and autonomy; academic excellence, PAS-UMNO conflicts, Kelantan State Assembly, 1978 election, coalition government, formation of Barisan Nasional

Additional Information

Weight 266 g
Dimensions 15.24 × 1 × 22.86 cm
Scroll to Top