Ashton Ng (黃敬凱)

College:

St Antony's College

Course:

MSt Traditional China (2018-2019)

Supervisor: Professor Dirk Meyer

Contact:

ashton.ng@sant.ox.ac.uk

Educational Background:

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: H3 Chinese Language and Literature (Hwa Chong Institution). Singapore Ministry of Education Chinese Language Elective Scholar.

Research Interests:

I am currently analysing how interpretations of the Laozi are constructed in the Hanfei Zi.

Besides my fascination with classical Chinese, I also have a great love for Chinese literature from most periods, including late imperial, modern, and contemporary literary works.

Recent Publications and/or Conferences:

Article:

"China's Rise and the Re-Sinicization of the Ethnic Chinese in Singapore," in St Antony's International Review, Vol. 13, No.1, (Forthcoming 2019).

Translation from English into Chinese:

Jerusha McCormack, and John G. Blair, "Xiaodao jiaguo 孝道家國 (Filial Piety and Homeland)," translated by Ashton Ng, in Kua wenhua duihua 跨文化對話 (Dialogue Transcultural), edited by Yue Daiyun and Alain le Pichon, vol. 37. Beijing: Commercial Press, 2017, pp. 287-310.

Translations from Chinese into English:

Hu Chirui, “The Origin and Development of Markers of Exclusion in the Chinese Language,” translated by Ashton Ng,
in Language Contact in History, edited by Cao Guangshun and Yu Hsiao-jong, Beijing: Commercial Press, Forthcoming (2019).

Hu Chirui, “From Implicit to Explicit (I): Fundamental Changes to Middle Chinese Grammar,” translated by Ashton Ng,
in Language Contact in History, edited by Cao Guangshun and Yu Hsiao-jong, Beijing: Commercial Press, Forthcoming (2019).

Essay:

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.
18 March 2018.

Conference paper:

中日两國近代以來的人口政策是否具備合理性、合法性、道德性和有效性?
(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.

Op-ed:

A system that discourages language lovers
Today Newspaper. September 28, 2012.

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