St Antony's College
MSt Traditional China (2018-2019)
2014-2018: B.Lit Chinese Language and Literature (Peking University). Excellent Graduate (equivalent to summa cum laude). Chinese Government Scholar. Peking University Founder Scholar. Santander Bank Scholar. Peking University International Student Academic Award of the Year.
2010-2011: Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-level; H3 Chinese Language and Literature (Hwa Chong Institution). Singapore Ministry of Education Chinese Language Elective Scholar.
I am currently investigating whether the Hanfei Zi's interpretations of the Laozi are valid.
Besides my fascination with classical Chinese, I also have a great love for Chinese history and literature from most periods (including imperial, modern, and contemporary).
Recent Publications and/or Conferences:
Ashton Ng, "China's Rise and the Re-Sinicisation of Ethnic Chinese in Singapore," in St Antony's International Review (Forthcoming February 2019).
Translations from Chinese into English:
Hu Chirui, “The Origin and Development of Negative Exclusive Particles in the Chinese Language,” trans. Ashton Ng, in Language Contact and Change in History, eds. Cao Guangshun and Yu Hsiao-jong (Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton; Beijing: Commercial Press, Forthcoming August 2019).
Hu Chirui, “From Implicit to Explicit (I): Fundamental Changes to Middle Chinese Grammar,” trans. Ashton Ng, in Language Contact and Change in History, eds. Cao Guangshun and Yu Hsiao-jong (Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton; Beijing: Commercial Press, Forthcoming August 2019).
Translation from English into Chinese:
Jerusha McCormack and John G. Blair, "Xiaodao jiaguo 孝道家國 (Filial Piety and Homeland)," trans. Ashton Ng, in Kua wenhua duihua 跨文化對話 (Dialogue Transcultural) 37, eds. Yue Daiyun and Alain le Pichon, (Beijing: Commercial Press, 2017), 287-310.
Comparing Minford’s and the Yangs’ Translations of the Most Exciting Chapter of Hong Lou Meng
Outstanding Coursework Series (課程風采系列), Peking University Institute of Comparative Literature and Cultures. March 18, 2018.
(Are Population Policies in Modern China and Japan Reasonable, Legal, Ethical, and Effective?)
By a 10-member committee headed by Ashton Ng (Peking University) and Hiroki Kawamoto (University of Tokyo). Presented at the 11th Jing Forum (京論壇), University of Tokyo, 8 October 2016.
A system that discourages language lovers
Today Newspaper. September 28, 2012.