Ernest Koh

Assoc Professor

20072021
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Biography

I graduated from The University of Western Australia with a BA (Hons) in History and a PhD in Asian Studies, and joined the History Department at Monash in January 2008. My areas of expertise are in Overseas Chinese history (especially migration and economic histories), oral history and memory in Asia, and nationalism and the end of empire in Southeast Asia.

I am currently working on two projects: Diaspora at War is a monograph that investigates the nature of wartime identity among the Chinese of Malaya during the Second World War. It tracks the stories of a constituency of Overseas Chinese who volunteered to serve in the Chinese and British military services during the conflict in both Europe and Asia, and investigates their absence in national narratives that commemorate the Second World War in postcolonial Malaya.

I am also collaborating with three other colleagues, from both within the department at Monash and internationally, in putting together an edited volume on oral history and memory in Southeast Asia, based on a conference that was organised in Singapore in June 2010.

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Projects 2016 2021

Research Output 2007 2015

De-historicising the Second World War: diaspora, nation, and the overseas Chinese

Koh, E. W. S., 2015, The Pacific War: Aftermaths, Remembrance and Culture. Twomey, C. & Koh, E. (eds.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 11 - 31 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

The Pacific War: Aftermaths, Remembrance and Culture

Twomey, C. L. & Koh, E. W. S., 2015, Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge. 299 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOther

Thinking about the Pacific War

Twomey, C. L. & Koh, E. W. S., 2015, The Pacific War: : Aftermaths, remembrance and culture. Twomey, C. & Koh, E. (eds.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 3 - 10 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Diaspora at War: The Chinese of Singapore between Empire and Nation, 1937-1945

Koh, E. W. S., 2013, Leiden The Netherlands: Brill. 165 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Oral history and fragments in Southeast Asia

Loh, K. S., Koh, E. W. S. & Thomson, A. S., 2013, Oral History in Southeast Asia: Memories and Fragments. Loh, K. S., Koh, E. & Dobbs, S. (eds.). New York USA: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1 - 21 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review