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Curriculum Vitae

Name: Prof. TW, LIM

§ LLB (Hons), BA (Merit, Pol Sci), BA (1st class Hons, Jpn Studies), MA (Pol Econ), MA (East Asia/Hist), PhD (Cornell).

§ Researcher, Transnational China Project, Rice University James Baker II Institute “Images of Chinese Consumer Culture: Singapore Subway Ads Dec 1999” (Jan - June 2000), available at Rice University website:

§ Research Assistant to Prof Keiko Tamura of Kitakyushu University of Japan on the project on the overseas Chinese community in Kuching (Sept 2000-December 2000)

§ Lecturer, a class (consisting of undergraduate teacher trainees) on Han and Song Chinese history in the Nanyang University in Singapore, 2002.

§ Carried out translation work for the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall in Singapore (dedicated to the father of the 1911 Chinese Revolution), 2001.

§ “Chinese Symbolism” in the Singapore History Museum, 2001

§ “The Evolution of the Chinese Tea Ceremony” for the Southeast Asian Ceramics Society at the Singapore History Museum, 2002.

§ “Khubilai Khan’s Policies for Southern China” at the Harvard East Asian Conference held on 1 March 2003

§ Presented paper titled “A Case Study of an Overseas Chinese Industrialist: Tan Kah Kee and the Walls He Removed” at the New York Conference on Asian Studies 2003, University at Buffalo, 17-19th Oct 2003.

§ 20th Anniversary Tan Kah Kee Foundation 2002 – Autobiography of Mr Tan Kah Kee

§ Changsha Pottery article in the National University of Singapore Museums 2002

§ “Tracing the Possible Origin for Yuan Pottery Uncovered in Singapore” in National University of Singapore Museums Magazine ‘Palette’ May 2003, p. 6.

§ Wrote two entries “Chiang Kai-shek Madam”, “Nation of Islam” and “America and East Asia” for Historical Dictionary of the 1940s edited by James G Ryan and Leonard Schlup and to be published by ME Sharpe, Inc, New York in 2004.

§ Edited Chapter titled “The Far East” of publication series “The Tea Companion” published by Quintet Publishing (UK), overall edited by Catherine Osbourne in March 2004.

§ Cultural Articles in founded in June 2000. Interviewed by notable Malaysian women’s website’s Food Corner on Chinese tea under the title ‘Appreciating Tea’ on 29 March 2001. Available at: and and article titled “Moo Moo Power” published in, available at, and a sports article available at

§ has been featured on Information Today Inc – The Magazine for Database professionals in the article “Chado, the Way of Tea” by Roberta Roberti (29 Dec 2003), available at; (Food Vertical Portal), available at;, available at; Computer Times (Singapore’s Premier Computer Daily) Feature article by Solomon Lim, available at; Seeds of Health UK (natural food website), available at; Kanji Step (Japanese Resource Center), available at; in Ceramics Today website by Steven Goldate, available at

§ The online dictionary that I wrote for is published electronically at a University of Vassa (Finland), Department of Communications Studies by Anita Nuopponen, available at

§ is also featured as a student resource guide by UCLA International Institute – an institute dedicated to the education of global citizens through its degree programs and people to people interactions between students, scholars and citizens around the globe. (available at

§ NUS Entrepreneur Society. Topic: ‘How to Start a Dotcom Company’, 25 Jan 2001

§ Forum contributor on ‘Transnational Popular Culture’ and Interculturalization Between Nations at Asia Forum, Kanazawa City Ishikawa Japan, 20-25th August 1996.

§ Interviewed by Dr Sian E Jay for the article titled “Time for Tea” in the April/May 2000 edition of Changi Magazine on Chinese Tea. Languages (Written & Spoken) English Mandarin Cantonese Japanese

§ Awarded “Encouraging Prize” for the International Shinto Essay Competition 2003 by the International Shinto Foundation (an accredited Not-for-Profit Organization and NGO associated with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and Department of Public Information(DPI)) for essay titled “Shintoism and Taoism”. (Oct 2003) Extra-Curricular Activities:

§ Participant at the INSEAD (premium French Business University) CEO Breakfasts Speak Meeting “The Challenge of Industrial Excellence) on wed 22 August 2001 at 7.30 am on INSEAD Singapore Campus. Volunteer Work:

§ Volunteer for United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), NUS Museums (1999-2002).

§ Volunteer docent trainer for the Asian Civilization Museum on the topics of Chinese terminology for porcelain and Chinese tea arts and for NUS Museums on the Ng Eng Teng gallery, Singapore’s premiere sculptor, Arts Volunteer at Lee Kong Chian Museum (2000 to 2001). Fine Arts/Archeological Activities: - Researcher for a Tang shipwreck discovered off Indonesia under Nicholai von Uexkull, Marketing Director of Seabed Exploration in 2002. - Southeast Asian Ceramics Society member (2002/3) - Tea arts performer at UNESCO Wassho Event at Osaka 2000, Lee Kong Chian Museum 1999, Singapore History Museum 2002, Southeast Asian Ceramics Society, NUS museums (2002), Fu Hui Monastery Library (13th August Wed 7-8.30 pm) - Carried out ceramics surface finds at the Singapore River. (Featured in the Straits Times – Southeast Asia’s oldest English Daily)

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