09.06.2018 - 11:17:19
Kenneth Paul Tan Visiting Fellow at the School
Prof. Kenneth Paul Andrew Sze-Sian Tan is Hiroshi Kitamura Fellow at the IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies from June 9 to July 9, 2018
Kenneth Paul TAN is Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, where he has taught since 2007. From 2000 to 2007, he taught at the NUS’s University Scholars Programme and Political Science Department. He has written widely on (1) principles of public policy and administration (focusing on meritocracy, pragmatism, and public engagement); (2) liberalization, democracy, and civil society; (3) Asian creative cities and the culture industry (focusing on film, television, popular culture, and theatre); (4) race, gender, and sexuality; (5) spatial justice in Asian cities; (6) nation branding, soft power, and nation building; and (7) politics, society, and culture in Singapore. He has published in leading international journals such as Asian Studies Review, Critical Asian Studies, International Political Science Review, and positions: asia critique. His books include Governing Global-City Singapore: Legacies and Futures after Lee Kuan Yew (Routledge, 2017), Cinema and Television in Singapore: Resistance in One Dimension (Brill, 2008), and Renaissance Singapore? Economy, Culture, and Politics (NUS Press, 2007). His forthcoming book is titled Singapore: Identity, Brand, Power (Cambridge University Press).
Kenneth Tan will collaborate with the researchers of the IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies on a project dedicated to the analysis of Singapore’s role as exporter of policies and sustainable urban development models to China.