|Professor Ngin's research
focuses on explicating the connections among the topics of race, ethnicity
and culture, as exemplified by the communities in Asia and among the
Asian immigrants in Southern California. This research interest has
led to a number of interesting field opportunities:
1. Visit and Interviews with the Vietnamese Boat People in the Pulau
Bidong, Malaysia (1986)
2. Research and Consulting for the World Bank on four Bank missions
to China on the involuntary resettlement of populations affected by
hydroelectric dam projects (1990)
3. Research and Consulting for the RAND in Malaysia and Indonesia
(1996-1999) on intergenerational relations.
4. Representing CSULA on a visit to the Muslim minority populations
along the Silk Road in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China (2001).
Professor Ngin's publications reflect such interests.
Ngin, C. "Yesterday's Enemy is the Friend of Today: Villain
in One Location is the Victim at Another "Amerasia 27:3/28:1
Ngin, C. and R. Torres (2001) "Racialized Metropolis: Theorizing
Asian Americans and
Latinos in Southern California," in Marta Lopez-Garza and David
R. Diaz (ed.) Asian and Latino Immigrants in a Restructured Economy:
The Metamorphosis of Los Angeles, Stanford University Press.
Ngin, C. (2000) The Acculturation of Southeast Asian Refugees in
Orange County," in
Fong and Shinagawa, (ed.), Asian Pacific Americans: Experiences
and Perspective, Prentice-Hall.
Ngin, C. and JulieDaVanzo (1999) "Parent-Child Co-residence
in Malaysia: Complimentarity of Quantitative and Qualitative Date"
Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science Vol. 27 No 2, pp. 43-64.
Ngin, C. (1998) "Racialized Metropolis: Community of Fate
Between History and Future" in City: An International Journal
of Urban Planning and Policy (A Special Edition on Los Angeles),
Vol. 15, No. 3, pp.165-171.
Ngin, C. (1996) "Racism and Racialized Discourse on the Asian
Youth in Orange County." California Journal of Politics and
Ngin, C. (1995) "Racialized Struggles in Suburbia: Contested
Ideologies on Belonging" in California Journal of Politics
and Policy, pp. 75-84.
Torres, R. and C. Ngin (1995) "Racialized Boundaries, Class
Relations, and Cultural Politics: The Asian American and Latino
Experience," in A. Darder (ed.), Culture and Difference: Critical
Perspectives on the Bicultural Experience in the United States.
Westport, Conn.: Bergin and Garvey, 1995, pp. 55-69.
Ngin, C. (1995) "Indigenous Fertility-Regulating Methods Among
Two Chinese Communities in Malaysia, Lucile F. Newman, ed., Women's
Medicine: A Cross-Cultural Study of Indigenous Fertility Regulation,
New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, Chapter 1 (revised
and reissued from 1985 edition).
Ngin, C. (1994) "Southeast Asian Refugees in the United States:
Problems of Adjustment," in Mohtar Hari, ed., Development,
Displacement and Resettlement: Focus on Asian Experiences. Jangpura,
New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., Chapter 12, pp.224-243.
Ngin, C. (1994) "Vietnamese Culture and Identities: Assimilation
and Reinvention," in A New Generation: Vietnamese American
Contemporary Art, Fullerton, CA: Art Gallery, California State University,
Ngin, C. (1993) "A New Look at the Old "Race" Language:
"Race" and Exclusion in Social Policy." Explorations
in Ethnic Studies. Vol. 16, No.1 (January, 1993):5-18.
Grants and Awards
o CSLA Distinguished Women's Award, 2003.
o CSLA Innovative Instructions Award to create courses on comparative
ethnicity and diaspora with co-PIs who are chairs from Pan African
Studies, Chicano Studies and Latin American Studies, 2001-2002.
o Ford Foundation's Border Crossing Initiative to study "Revisioning
Asian and Asian American Studies" at CSLA. (PI-Eri Yasuhara)
Ngin served as Program Co-ordinator for five colloquia, 1998.
o National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Faculty Focus Grant
to study "Chinese Diaspora in Southern California: Culture,
Ethnicity, Community and Asian American Studies" 1996.
o James Shannon Grant -- Awarded to RAND for Intergeneration Relations
Project in Malaysia, Ngin was funded for research and to provide
training in Malaysia and Indonesia, Summer, 1996.
o United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Red Cross/Red Crescent
and the Malaysian Government provided logistical support for Ngin's
work on refugees, Summer, 1986.
o World Health Organization, Task Force on Human Reproduction, Indigenous
Fertility Regulating Method Project in Malaysia, 1976.