Lee Ching Lim

Associate Professor Lim Lee Ching

Vice Dean

S R Nathan School of Human Development

Tel: +65 6248 4438

Email: bGNsaW1Ac3Vzcy5lZHUuc2c=

Educational Qualifications

  • 2003 - 2008

    Doctor of Philosophy in English, National University of Singapore

    Dissertation: Modernism and Violence in the Poetry of W.B. Yeats, Wallace Stevens and W.H. Auden.

  • Jul 1997 - May 1999

    Bachelor of Arts in English 2nd Class Hon. (Upper Division), University of London

  • Jul 1995 - May 1997

    Diploma in English, University of London

Academic and Professional Experience

  • 2013 - 2016

    Senior lecturer, Singapore University of Social Sciences

  • 2010 - 2013

    Deputy Head, General Studies Programme and University Core Curriculum, Singapore University of Social Sciences

  • 2008 - 2010

    Teaching Fellow, Nanyang Technological University

  • 2005, 2007

    Tutor, Nanyang Technological University

  • 2003 - 2007

    Tutor, National Institute of Education

  • 2004 - 2006

    Teaching Assistant, National University of Singapore

  • 2000 - 2008

    Adjunct Lecturer, Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Book Chapters:

“Punch in, tune out.”
Requiem for the Factory. Singapore: Delere Press, 2012. 103-108.

“Transcending Intellectual Boundaries: The Lyrical Phenomena of Fang Wenshan.”
Global Encounters: Taiwan Literature vis-a-vis World Literatures. Taipei: National Taiwan University Press, forthcoming.

“Reading in Practice.”
On Reading; Form, Fictionality, Friendship. ed., Jeremy Fernando. New York: Atropos Press, 2012. 168-193.

“Wandering Lost Upon the Mountains of Our Choice: W.H. Auden ‘In Time of War’.”
American Modernist Poetry and the Chinese Encounter. eds., Zhang Yue Jun and Stuart Christie. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

“That Sweet Old Song - an Afterword.”
in Scratch & Sniff. Peter van de Kamp. New York: Atropos Press, 2010.

“History and an Aesthetics of Violence in the Poetry of W.B. Yeats and W.H. Auden.”
Pearl River Meandering Journal Articles:with Poetic Thought. Guangzhou, China: Sun Yet-sen University Press, 2010. 27-43.

Journal Articles:

“Bowling for Colombo: In Conversation with Shehan Karunatilaka.”
Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writing. 11: 2 (2011).

“Making Excuses: Criticism and the Psychology of Rationalisation in Cape No. 7.”
Journal of the International Association of Transdisciplinary Psychology. 3: 1 (Sep 2011).

“Transcending Second Tongue Poetry with First World Poetics: the Examples of Alfian Sa’at and Cyril Wong as SoutheastAsian Anglophone Writing.”
Journal of English and American Studies. Vol 9 (Dec 2010), 61-88.

“Sounds in the Key of Light: Reticence as Soundscape in the Poetry of Arthur Yap.”
Southeast Asian Review of English. Special Issue: Singapore Writing, 2010.

“Wallace Stevens and the War between Mind and Sky: Violence in the ‘Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction.’”
Journal of the International Association of Transdisciplinary Psychology. Vol 2, No. 1: May 2010.


The Venice Biennale Ideological: Guide 2013, 27 May 2013. http://venicebiennale2013.ideologicalguide.com/pavilion/china/

with Jeremy Fernando. The Venice Biennale: Ideological Guide 2013, 27 May 2013. http://venicebiennale2013.ideologicalguide.com/pavilion/taiwan/

with Jeremy Fernando. The Venice Biennale: Ideological Guide 2013, 2 June 2013. http://venicebiennale2013.ideologicalguide.com/pavilion/tuvalu/

“Yap Chioh Hiong, Arthur”:
Southeast Asian Personalities of Chinese Descent: A Biographical Dictionary. ed. Leo Suryadinata. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing, 2012, 1315-1317.

“William Blake: A Poison Tree.”
A Companion to Literary Romanticism. Ed. Andrew Maunder. New York: Facts on File, 2010.

Book Reviews:

“Jeffrey Wainwright: The Reasoner.”
Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writing. Vol 13: no. 1: 2013. 171-173.

“Different Under God.”
Singapore Review of Books, 8 April 2013. http://singaporereviewofbooks.org/2013/04/08/different-under-god/

“Colonial Frames, Nationalist Histories”
Singapore Review of Books, 15 September 2012. http://singaporereviewofbooks.org/2012/09/15/colonial-frames-nationalist-histories/

“Vedic scapegoating.”
Singapore Review of Books, 28 July 2012. http://singaporereviewofbooks.org/2012/07/28/vedic-scapegoating/

“Don’t Forget to Remember Me: Memory, Mourning, and Jeremy Fernando’s Writing Death.”
continent. 1.4: November 2011.

“Writing Singapore: An Historical Anthology of Singapore Literature.” and “Singapore Literature in English: An Annotated Bibliography.”
Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writing. Vol 10: no. 1: 2010. 199-200.

“Irish Fiction and Postmodern Doubt: An analysis of the Epistemological Crisis in Modern Fiction.”
Studies – Dublin. Vol 93, no. 372: 2004. 502-503.

Creative Work:

“Maybe, baby (For Warren Beatty).”
One Imperative. 12: April 2014.

“‘Song from the cave’: Jiwa Singapura. [pp13]”
Semoga Bahagia. Geraldine Song. Sydney: Horizon, 2013. 63.

“Ode to (Jason) Everman.”
One Imperative. 10: September 2013.

“Quick Guide.”
One Imperative. 9: November 2012.

One Imperative. 8: July 2012.

“Full of Care.”
One Imperative. 7: November 2011.

“Meal on the Hill.”
One Imperative. 6: June 2011.

“Hand Eye Breath.”
in To Thee Do We Cry, Poor Banished Children: 3 Plays by Geraldine Song. Geraldine Song. Singapore: Horizon Books, 2010. 13.

“Humanity’s Footsteps.”
in To Thee Do We Cry, Poor Banished Children: 3 Plays by Geraldine Song. Geraldine Song. Singapore: Horizon Books, 2010. 14.

in To Thee Do We Cry, Poor Banished Children: 3 Plays by Geraldine Song. Geraldine Song. Singapore: Horizon Books, 2010. 15.

One Imperative. 5: October 2010.

“The Taking of How Many.”
One Imperative. 4: Apr 2010.

One Imperative. 3: Nov 2009.

“The Ballad of Ryan White.”
One Imperative. 3: Nov 2009.

“Road Rises.”
One Imperative. 2: Jun 2009.

One Imperative. 1: Jan 2009.

Other Publications:

“‘What it takes’: Jiwa Singapura editorial. [pp3-5]”
Semoga Bahagia. Geraldine Song. Sydney: Horizon, 2013. 53-55.

“EDITORIAL: The end of innocence.”
Singapore Review of Books, 11 July 2013. http://singaporereviewofbooks.org/2014/07/11/editorial-the-end-of-innocence/

Conference Papers:

“Whirling out new right and wrong: W.B. Yeats in ‘Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen’.”
International Conference on Celtic Literature and Culture in Ireland. Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai, June 13-15, 2014.

“World War I, W.B. Yeats, and the Easter Rising of 1916.”
The British Empire and the Great War: Colonial Societies / Cultural Responses. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, February 19-22, 2014.

“Ball’s Gone Right over the Wall: Tomas Tranströmer’s Transcultural Achievements.”
Transcultural Imaginaries Making New, Making Strange. Nanyang Technological University, June 14-17, 2013.

“‘Scarlet billows start to spread’: The Threepenny Opera, violence and globalisation.”
Citizens of the World: Adapting (in) the Eighteenth Century. Nanyang Technological University, June 22-24, 2012.

“The Rise of Christian Dominionism and its Threats to Singaporean Multiculturalism.”
5th Global Conference – Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging. Mansfield College, Oxford University, September 22-25, 2011.

“Going Postal: Mailing Excuses and Delivering History in Cape No. 7.”
The Contemporary: An International Conference of Literature and the Arts. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, June 24-26, 2011.

“Chinese Popular Music: Nostalgia, Developments and Globalisation.”
Guangzhou University Guest Seminar Series 12. School of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou University, China. 18 April 2011.

“Bordering on Silence: Violence in J.M. Coetzee’s Foe.”
Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age. New York Institute of Technology, Nanjing, April 15-17, 2011.

“The Case for the Globalisation of Culture in Chinese Popular Music.”
Transcultural Identity Formation. NTU Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Singapore, November 29, 2010.

“Globalising Nostalgia in Zhong Guo Feng Music.”
Kogakuin English Lecture Series. Kogakuin University, Tokyo. 11 June 2010.

“Second Tongue Poetry, First World Poetics: the Examples of 21st century Singaporean Writing as Southeast Asian Anglophone Literature.”
International Workshop on Colonial Modernity and Beyond: The East Asian Context. Singapore, March 12-13, 2010.

“Auditory Audacity in the poetry of Arthur Yap.”
The Knowledge & Inquiry in Singapore Studies (KISS) Talks: Contested Paradigms: Noise Silence & Rhetoric. Singapore, March 11, 2010.

“Reading the War Between Mind and Sky: Instrumentality of Modernism and Violence in Wallace Stevens.”
Literature and Violence, The Eighth Annual Wenshan International Conference. National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, 9-10 May 2009.

“The Freedom of Silence: J. M. Coetzee’s Foe.”
Symposium on Sound, Silence, and Literature. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 28 February 2009.

“Voices of Inauthenticity: Singaporean-ness and English in the Poetry of Alfian Sa’at and Cyril Wong.”
Revisioning English Studies in Asia, The English Language and Literature Association of Korea International Conference. ELLAK, Onyang, Korea, November 20-22, 2008.

“The Aesthetics of Violence in Auden’s ‘In Time of War’.”
2nd Pearl River International Poetry Conference. Guangzhou, China, June 14-15, 2008.

Works in Progress:

Book manuscript: The poetry and poetics of Tomas Tranströmer.
Expected completion: second half of 2014

Editor, Singapore Review of Books

Moderator, The Arts House World Voices Series (5 October 2012, Tim O’Grady)

International Editorial Board, Journal of The International Association of Transdisciplinary Psychology

Co-Editor, One Imperative

Reviewer, Cambria Press

Reviewer, ISEAS Publishing

Member, Executive Committee, Singapore Children’s Society.

Member, Information and Corporate Relations Sub-committee, Singapore Children’s Society.

Judge, Singapore After-Care Association/Singapore Prison School Essay Writing Competition, 2010 - 2014.

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