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Book Chapters

Por, Heong Hong. (forthcoming) Dual Triumphalist Narrative: Heritage as Strategy and Resistance in the Sungai Buloh Leprosy Settlement. In Sharmani Patricia Gabriel (Eds.), Sites, Histories, Identities: Making Heritage in Malaysia. New York: Springer.

Por, Heong Hong. (forthcoming) Re-Picturing Colonial Benevolence: Portraits of Persons Afflicted with Leprosy in British Malaya. In Maria Serena I. Diokno (Eds.), Hansen’s Disease in Southeast Asia: Narratives of the Past and Present.

POR Heong-Hong & Mohamed Hatta Shaharom. 2017. "From Centralized to Decentralized Service: Mental Health and Psychiatry in Malaysia", in Mental Health in Asia and the Pacific: Historical and Cultural Perspectives, Harry Minas and Milton Lewis (eds). (p175-191) New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4899-7999-5_12

Chee, Heng Leng & Por Heong Hong. “‘1 Care’ and the politics of healthcare in Malaysia.” In Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Malaysia, edited by Meredith Weiss, 312-323. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Journal Articles

CHEE Heng Leng, Andrea WHITTAKER and POR Heong Hong. 2019. Sociality and transnational social space in the making of medical tourism: local actors and Indonesian patients in Malaysia. Mobilities, vol.14(issue 1): 87-102. (ISI-Indexed) DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2018.1521124

POR Heong Hong. 2017. Family Narratives and Abandoned Monuments of the May 13 Riot in the Sungai Buloh Leprosarium. Journal of Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, vol.90, part II, no.313, p.35-54. (SCOPUS-Indexed) DOI: 10.1353/ras.2017.0019

Andrea WHITTAKER, CHEE Heng Leng and POR Heong Hong. 2017. Regional circuits of international medical travel: Prescriptions of trust, cultural affinity and history. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, vol.58(no.2): 136-147. (ISI-Indexed) DOI: 10.1111/apv.12158

CHEE Heng Leng, Andrea WHITTAKER and POR Heong Hong. 2017. Medical travel facilitators, private hospitals and international medical travel in assemblage. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, vol.58(no.2): 242-254. (ISI-Indexed) DOI: 10.1111/apv.12161

POR Heong Hong. 2016. “Transnationality and Nationalism: Shared and Contested Memories of Wu Lien-Teh Across East and Southeast Asia in Post-SARS Era”. International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, 12 (2), July 2016, pp.83–103. (SCOPUS-Indexed) DOI: 10.21315/ijaps2016.12.2.4

POR Heong Hong. 2011. "Frankenstein of Industrial Development: Differentiation and Interest Groups within Healthcare Industry". Kajian Malaysia, vol.29, supp.1, p.239-264. (SCOPUS-Indexed) url:

POR Heong Hong. Jan 2009. "Revisiting Kuen Cheng High School Dispute: Contestation Between Gender Equality and Ethnic Nationalism Discourses”. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies. vol.10 (1), p.165- 177. (ISI-Indexed) DOI: 10.1080/14649370802605357

Research Report

POR Heong Hong, WONG Pui Yan & TAN Beng Hui. 2017. Cambodia to Malaysia: The Impact of Migration on Women and Their Children. Kajang: Committee for Asian Women.

Book Review

POR Heong Hong (2018) Book Reviews: Souchou Yao's The Malayan Emergency: Essays on a Small, Distant War, Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2016, 178 pp. In "Special Issue: Special Issue on Empires and Nationalism", Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, vol.18, issues 2, October 2018, pp.188-190. DOI: 10.1111/sena.12277

POR Heong Hong. 2016. “Review: Melinda Cooper and Catherine Waldby, Clinical Labor: Tissues Donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioeconomy.” In East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal , vol.10(3), September 2016, pp.329-332. DOI: 10.1215/18752160-3483343

POR Heong Hong. 2016. "Book Review: Angela M. Kuga Thas and Jac SM Kee , Mata Hati Kita, The Eyes of Our Hearts." Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, Issue 20. ( )

POR Heong Hong. 2016. “Review: Maria Serena I. Diokno, Hidden Lives, Concealed Narratives: A History of Leprosy in the Philippines.” In Social Science Diliman: A Philippine Journal of Society and Change, 12:1, pp.111-114. url:

POR, Heong Hong. 2016. “Review: Tim Harper and Sunil S. Amrith, Histories of Health in Southeast Asia: Perspectives on the Long Twentieth Century.” In TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia, Volume 4 Issue 01, pp 216-217. DOI: 10.1017/trn.2015.22


Teaching (undergrad):

SPW202 International Relations

SPW203 Theory and Methods of Political Science

SPU208E Public Policy


Research Interests

  • Biopolitics
  • Politocs of Memory
  • Politics of Culture
  • Social Movements
  • Life Member, Malaysian Social Science Association
  • Southeast Asian Studies Regional Exchange Programme (SEASREP)
  • International Scholar, Scoiety for thr History of Technology (SHOT)
  • History of Medicine in Southeast Asia (HOMSEA)

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