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Prof. Onn Huann Jan

Academic Qualification:
PhD in History (Xiamen University)
M.A. in History and Philosophy (National Cheng Kung University)
B.A. in History (National Cheng Kung University)

Professional Field 
MajorHistory
 
Research AreasChinese history; Chinese culture; Chinese studies.
 
Teaching SubjectsChinese history; Readings in Chinese Learning (classics and history) ; Literary history of Tang and Song Dynasties; Introduction to Chinese Culture; history, philosophy and related subjects.
 
Working Experience
  • 2017-2021, Professor, Department of Chinese Studies, Southern University College
  • 2019.01-12, Vice President, Southern University College
  • 2018.10-12, Acting Vice President, Southern University College
  • 2015-2020, Director, Research Institute of Chinese Ethnicity & Culture, Southern University College
  • 2013-2017.6, Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Studies, Southern University College
  • 2006-2014, Head, Department of Chinese Studies, Southern University College
  • 1995-2014, Head, Academic Research Office, Southern University College
  • 1996-2012, Lecturer, Department of Chinese Studies, Southern College

Membership of Advisory Boards Committees / Professional Bodies
  • Chair Researcher, The Institute of National Culture Developing of Wuhan University, China, 2020—
  • Head of Cultural & Educational Affairs, Johor Bahru Hainan association council committee, 2019-2021.
  • Scholar, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, 2019.
  • Consultant, M.A. Course Chinese Studies, University Malaya, 2018-2020.
  • Advisor, Management committee of Siow Wan Heong Former Residence Museum, 2018—
  • Committee, Tionghua JB-Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum, 2017—
  • History Subject Consultan, Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary School Working Committee (MICSS), United Chinese School Committees’ Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong), 2016—
  • Join-researcher, Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies, RCHSS, Academic Sinica, Taiwan, 2008-2009.
  • Columnist, Sin Chew Daily Newspaper, 1996—


Related Achievements 
Dissertation/Thesis[PhD]
Cultural Construction of the Johor Bahru Chinese Community: A Socio-Cultural Study on the Chinese Community in Johor Bahru, Malaysia after World War II, Unpublished doctoral's thesis, Xiamen University, China, (2009) , Director:Zeng ling.

[Master]
The Tribute system of Ryukyu, Malacca and Ming Dynasty, Unpublished master's thesis, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan(1995), Director:Chen xin Xiong, Wing-Sheung Cheng.
 
Books
  1. Edited, Collected Essays of Young Scholars: New Perspective on Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru: Southern University College, 2020.
  2. The Tribute system of Malacca and Ming Dynasty. Jiangxi: Jiang Xi high school publisher, 2019.
  3. Compilation of Newspaper review column 1, Kuala Lumpur: Empress Culture Sdn Bhd, 2019.
  4. Compilation of Newspaper review column 2, Kuala Lumpur: Empress Culture Sdn Bhd, 2019.
  5. Edited, Collection of History and Literature Wu Hua, Johor Bahru: Southern University College, 2018.
  6. Cultural Construction of the Johor Bahru Chinese Community: A Socio-Cultural Study on the Chinese Community, Johor Bahru: Southern University College, 2017.
  7. Nan Fang Xia Ke – Chen Lian Shun Zhuan (Biography Tan Liang Soong),Johor Bahru: Persatuan Tiong Hua Johor Baru, 2015.
  8. Edited, Proceedings of Foon Yew Learning Village International Conference, Johor Bahru: Southern University College and Foon Yew High School, 2013.
  9. Co-edited with Mr. Ngow Koon Kee and Su King Siang. Historical Collection of Johor Ngee Heng, Johor Bahru: Persekutuan Tiong-Hua Johor Bahru, 2013.
  10. Co-edited with Ngow Koon Kee and Su King Siang. Sun Yat Sen and Johor. Johor Bahru: Southern College, Persekutuan Tiong-Hua Johor Bahru. 2012.
  11. Co-edited with Ho Sow Tong. The Compilation of Seminar Papers on Museum Management. Johor Bahru: Southern College, Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum. 2010.
  12. The Compilation of History of Ancient Sino – Malaysian Culture Exchange. Johor Bahru: Southern College Press. 2010.
  13. Co-authored with Wu Wah. Hainanese History Review (Hainan •Malaysia •Johor). Johor Bahru: Southern College Press. 2009.
  14. Co-authored & edited with Liu Li Jing. The Community of Hakka Immigrants and its Pioneer Trail in Johor. Johor Bahru: Southern College, Persatuan Thong Nyien (Hakka). 2007.
  15. Co-authored with Tay Lian Soo. History of Foon Yew High School Development. Johor Bahru: Southern College Press. 2005.
  16. Co-authored with Mr. Wu Wah & Mr. Shu Qing Xiang. Biography of Tan Sri Dato’ Kuek Ho Yao. Johor Bahru: Pelangi Books, Thow Teck Club. 2004.
  17. Native Country and China: Academic Compilation, Johor Bahru: Southern College Press, 2003.

Books Chapters
  1. A Review of Chinese History Research in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, Li JianWei edit, Collected Essays on The 10th International Conference on Taiwan Documents: Methods & Perspectives of Historical Research, Taizhong: Feng Chia University, 2021.8, pp321-343.
  2. Onn Huann Jan, Hakka Community Migration to Johor, Malaysia and their Self-identification, Han-pi Chang & Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao edit, Overseas Hakka Studies in Taiwan, Taibei: Juliu,2021, pp.129-148.

Published Papers
2018-2021
  1. Soft power and Hard power: Zheng He’s Voyages to the west and Malacca, Journal of Guizhou Normal University (Social Science), 2021.4, pp125-133.
  2. The Historical Origin of the “Two-in-one” Form of the Tianhou Palace in the Malaysia Hainan Guild Hall, Mazu Culture Research, No.2.2021(Sum No.18)CN-35(Q)no.0130, pp22-31.
  3. Onn Huann Jan, Book Review of Zeng Ling, A Study of Singapore Chinese Clan Culture, Included in the journal of Overseas Chinese History Studies, September 2020, page 94-96. (CNKI, RCCSE China Core Academic Journal)
  4. Onn Huann Jan, Book Review of Edited by Wong Yoon Wah and Phua Kok Khoo, Lu Xun Zai Dong Nan Ya, Included in the journal of the 6th Volume of Southern University College Academic Journal, Skudai: Southern University College, August 2020, page 113-115.
  5. Onn Huann Jan, Teow Kai Fook. The History and Current Situation of the Belief of Ang Shiang Tai Tee Temple, Collected Essays of Young Scholars: New Perspective on Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru: Southern University College, 2020, page 25-52.
  6. Chong Shueu Xin, Onn Huann Jan. Wu Hua's Literature and History Research, Collected Essays of Young Scholars: New Perspective on Johor Bahru, Skudai: Southern University College, 2020, page 253-282.
  7. Onn Huann Jan. The establishment of Thean Hou Temple Malaysia and its female participation, Lin Zheng Zhen, Li Jian Wei edited “The image, organization and prohibition of women in traditional religion--3rd Mazu International Conference, National Chung Hsing, Taichung: Taichung Leh Cherng Temple, 2020, page 257-277.
  8. Several observations on Hainan folk culture,Edited by Liew Boon Hooi, Collected Essays on Malaysian Chinese Folk Culture, Selangor: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre; New Era University College, 2019, page 3-17.
  9. Siow Wan Heong and Siow Kee Lun-A Journey for Two Hakka Leaders of Tai Po in Malaysia, Edited by Wong Sin Kiong, Association, Community and Network: Hakka culture academic conference proceeding, Singapore: NUS Department of Chinese Studies, Char Yong Association, Global Publishing, 2018, page 35-59.
  10. The Mystery of the Ming Regime’s Conferring the Title of Duke to Raja Muhammed of Malacca, Journal of Hainan Normal University (Social Sciences), Hainan: Hainan Normal University editorial department, 2018 No. 4, General No. 184, Page 63-68.
  11. Awakening and Struggling: Some others influencers of Singapore and Malaysia, Edited by Wang Chao Guang, Re-recognition and Re-evaluation: China and Asian National Independence Movement in World War II, BeiJing: Social Science Academic Press (China). Modern Chinese History editorial office, 2018, page 212-221.
  12. The Historical Circumstance and Context of the Five Main Gods in Johor Temple, Edited by Pek Wee Chuen, Annals of Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum, 2018.
  13. Protecting and Rebuilding of Johor Temple in Malaysia, edited by Chen Yi-Yuan, Taiwan Temple Cultural Endowment Maintains and Social Contribution, Taipei: Liren Publisher, 2018.
  14. State Intervention and Chinese Community Response—the Evolution of the Local Culture of Johor Temple in Malaysia, Editor by Zhang Qiong Hui, Liang Yi Ping, I 』 m Migrant: New Perspectives in the Studies of Oversea Chinese, Taipei: National Taiwan Normal University Press, 2018.

Conference Papers
2019-2020
  1. Paper: How to Hakka: Malaysian Hakka Food, Biennial International Conference of GHAS 2021, Comparative Hakka Studies: Retrospect and Prospect, College of Hakka Studies, National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, 2021.11.6-8.
  2. Paper: The Daily Life of the Chinese in Johor Bahru, Malaysia in the 19th Century, International Conference on Daily life in Chinese history, Department of History, Cheng Kung University, Tainan. Taiwan ,2021.10.29-30.
  3. Paper: Tan Kah Kee and Malaysian Chinese Education, Academic Forum: Tan Kah Kee and Xiada, Xiamen University Centenary celebration 1921-2021, 2021.10.23,24.
  4. Keynote speech: Hainan Food Culture in Singapore and Malaysia, 2021 International Marine Culture Conference, National Kaohsiung Marine University, 2021.10.21-22.
  5. Keynote speech: the Tribute system of Malacca and Ming Dynasty, Globalization and Deglobalization on Asia Seas International Symposium of Young Scholars, New Era University College, Webinar, 2021.7. 24.
  6. Paper: The Voyages of Cheng Ho and Malacca. Conference: Chinese Education, ethnic identity and multiculturalism of Malaysian Chinese 2020.11.1, Webinar, The Institute of National Culture Developing of Wuhan University, China.
  7. Paper: Historical Writing and Using of Historical Documents of the Chinese in Malaysia Johor Bahru. Conference: The 10th International Conference on Taiwan Historical Documents: Methods and Perspective of Historical Research 2020.11.13-14 Webinar, Graduate Institute of History and Historical Artifacts of Feng Chia University.
  8. Paper: Taiwan Islander's "Huang Min" Myth. Conference: 2019 International Academic Workshop on 「 Research of literary culture between Malaysia and Taiwan 」 2019.09.10 Southern University College 125 Meeting Room, Research Institute of Chinese Ethnicity & Culture (SUC), Malaysian Chinese Literature Centre (SUC), Institute of Taiwan Literature (National Tsing Hua University)
  9. Paper: The establishment of Thean Hou Temple Malaysia and its female participation. Conference: The image, organization and prohibition of women in traditional religion, 3rd Mazu International Conference 2019.05.24-2019.05.25 National Chung Hsing.
  10. Paper: Chong Shueu Xin, Onn Huann Jan, Literature and history research of Wu Hua. Conference: The Review and Prospect of Historical Research on Chinese Association: Conference in Commemoration of Wu Hua 2019.4.27 Southern University College Southern University College, Jb Hainan Association.

Research Projects
  1. Artefact Digital Database and Workshops for Kwong Siew Heritage Gallery Improvement Pragramme, 2020. Project Supporter:JB Kwong Siew Wai Kuan. Project Sponsor:Think City Sdn Bhd. Research Grant: RM5000.
  2. Project of Overseas Chinese History by Fujian Social Science Planning Office 2015. Project approval number: FJ2015TWA014. Project leader: Wang Fubing.
  3. Project of History of immigrants of Guangdong Overseas Chinese in Malaysia by Guangdong Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science "Ten Three Five" Special commissioned projects from2016-2020. (This fee of RMB150,000 was sponsored by Guangdong Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science, China.)
  4. A research project organized by the Tiong Hua Johor Bahru Association. The cost of the project is RM5000. It is expected to be completed within 3 months from 20 July 2018. The host is the director of RICEC, Prof. Onn Huann Jan.

Translations, Writings etc.
  1. Column, Sin Chew Daily Newspaper, One per week(Chinese).

Honours and Awards
  1. Outstanding Overseas Compatriot Student Alumni Award, Overseas Community Affairs Council, Republic of China (Taiwan)
  2. First Southern University College Teaching Excellent Award, 2013.
  3. In recognition of the "History of the Johor Bahru Chinese History" and the contribution of "Dedication to the History", the "Historical Literature Award" was awarded by the Tiong Hua Johor Bahru, 2007.

Talks and Publica Lectures
  1. 安焕然《宽中校史:超越《宽柔纪事本末》》,宽柔校友会.九雅宽柔线上读书会,2021年12月22日。
  2. Malacca Sultanate and the Ming Dynasty of China, Understanding Malaysian Chinese Series, Kampar, Perak: I Culture Berhad, 2021.12.4.
  3. Cheng Ho and Islam, GIT CTRE COURSE, Git Academy, 2021.11.19.
  4. Generation of scholar:Tay Lian Soo, The Launching Ceremony of the collection of the late Professor Tay Lian Soo and The fifth anniversary of his Death, New Era University College, 2021.11.19.
  5. Beijing, Hong kong, Taiwan: The Observation of Cross-Border Ocean Culture from the Perspective of Malaysian Scholars, New Era University College Registrar’s office(Academic Unit): NEUC Kopitiam Talk,8th Staff Seminar, 2021.10.20.
  6. 安焕然《嘉庚学堂古今对话:读懂中国历史系列二(唐宋元明篇)》线上课程,马来西亚陈嘉庚基金,2021年10月9日-31日。
  7. 安焕然《廿四节令鼓与马华文化的创造》,2021专业教练线上培训课程,马来西亚廿四节令鼓协会,2021年9月26日。
  8. 安焕然《在马来西亚读中文有哪些文化资源优势》“升学与职涯规划”系列讲座18,新纪元大学学院,2021年9月24日。
  9. 安焕然《中学历史教什么兼谈历史学科教学的人文关怀》,2021宽柔中学至达城分校历史科培训讲座,宽柔中学至达城分校历史学科,2021年9月15日。
  10. 安焕然《独中生为什么/要如何学习中国历史》,董总教师教育局,2021年华文独中历史科教师培训,2021年9月12日。
  11. 安焕然《传灯:中秋佳节与马来西亚中秋园游会》,2021年天涯共此时.中秋艺起FUN系列文化艺术活动,吉隆坡中国文化中心,2021年9月11日。
  12. 安焕然《文化新山儒商典范:郭鹤尧与郭兄弟家族》,新纪元人文学堂系列1,华商先辈.人文情怀线上云课堂,2021年9月2日。
  13. 安焕然《政治崩坏、疫情严峻,我们还有出路吗》,留台联总讲座,2021年8月13日。
  14. 安焕然〈寻路:新马华人的足迹──后现代史学观察.人物篇线上课程〉(四堂课),吉隆坡暨雪兰莪中华大会堂妇女组主办,2021年7月14日至22日。
  15. Is Mazu a Hainan God? Malaysian Folk Beliefs Online Lecture Series, Foundation of Chinese Communication, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, New Era University College, 2021.7.3.
  16. 安焕然〈马来西亚华人史上的人杰与鬼雄〉,《新纪元──富贵生命教育精品课程.课程主题三.大马名家系列》(线上讲座),主办单位:新纪元大学学院文学与社会科学院、富贵集团,2021.6.12。Outstanding Chinese in Malaysia, New Era-Nirvana Life Education Public Lecture Series, 2021.6.12.
  17. Title: Lunar New Year, 18th National Chinese Cultural Camp, Centre for Culture Promotion, New Era University College, Webinar, 2021.6.3.
  18. Title: The first class of the Chinese Department, Further studies and career planning seminar, Marketing and Sales Department, New Era University College. Webinar, 2021.5.29.
  19. Speaker: Mr. Lee Kok Leong, Prof. Onn Huann Jan, Title: Report of artefact inventory in Kwong Siew Wai Kuan, Webinar, Research Institute of Chinese Ethnicity & Culture, Southern University College & Main Scholars( Mayixueren), and Think City Sdn Bhd, 2021.2.10.
  20. Speaker: Mr. Lee Kok Leong, Prof. Onn Huann Jan, Title: Relationship of Kwong Siew community in Johor Bahru and Singapore II, Research Institute of Chinese Ethnicity & Culture,Southern University College & Main Scholars( Mayixueren), and Think City Sdn Bhd, Webinar, 2020.10.31.
  21. Speaker: Mr. Lee Kok Leong, Prof. Onn Huann Jan, Title: Relationship of Kwong Siew community in Johor Bahru and Singapore I, Research Institute of Chinese Ethnicity & Culture,Southern University College & Main Scholars (Mayixueren), and Think City Sdn Bhd, Webinar, 2020.10.6.
  22. Title: Johor Bahru Local Studies and Young Scholars, “Southern Salon” Talk Series, Research Institute of Chinese Ethnicity & Culture,Southern University College & Main Scholars( Mayixueren), Webinar, 2020.5.29.

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