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English literature educator

Soak-Koon Wong, Malaysian English literature educator. Harvard-Yenching Institute doctoral fellow, 1978-1983; grantee United States Information Agency Summer Institute, University California, Santa Barbara, 1997. Executive member Aliran, Malaysia, since 1996. Member Malaysia Association Comparative Literature, Multi-Ethnic Lits. of America and the Pacific, Malaysian Association Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies.

Background

Wong, Soak-Koon was born on March 30, 1948 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Education

Bachelor with 1st class honors, University Malaya, 1971. Diploma in education, University Malaya, 1973. Master of Arts in English Literature, University Malaya, 1976.

Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature, University California, Berkeley, 1986.

Career

Tutor, English University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 1971-1972. High school teacher La Salle Secondary School, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 1974-1975. Associate professor English literature University Sains Malaysia, Penang, since 1975.

Judge National Literature Awards, Malaysia, 1988-1994. Member Council on Southeast Asian Literature, since 1996. Consultant World Literature Encyclopedia project, Malaysia, since 1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-editor special editions Journal Malaysian Studies, Tenggara, Representations of Women in Southeast Asia.

Membership

Executive member Aliran, Malaysia, since 1996. Member Malaysia Association Comparative Literature, Multi-Ethnic Lits. of America and the Pacific, Malaysian Association Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, crafts, painting.