I am Professor of English at the University of California-Riverside. I research and teach anglophone literatures from South Asia and Southeast Asia from postcolonial and globalizing perspectives.

From 2014-2017 I was the contributor for Southeast Asia in the “New Literatures” section of the Year’s Work in English Studies.

If you would like a copy of any of my journal articles or book chapters, please do not hesitate to contact me by email (weihsing@ucr.edu).


PhD, English, Brown University (2008)

BA, English and East Asian Studies (2003)

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Other Publications

Books, edited collections, and special issues:

National Consciousness and Literary Cosmopolitics: Postcolonial Literature in a Global Moment. Ohio State University Press (2013)

Common Lines and City Spaces: A Critical Anthology on Arthur Yap. Editor. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (2014).

“Singapore and the Intersections of Neoliberal Globalization and Postcoloniality.” Special issue of Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies on “Singapore at 50”. Co-editor. Vol. 18, no. 4, 2016, pp. 473-482.

Journal articles and chapters in books:

Public Transit and Urban Poetics: Singapore’s Moving Words Poetry Project and Anthology.” Textual Practice, 2019 [online]

“Braiding Stories and Affordances in the Graphic Novels of Koh Hong Teng and Sonny Liew.” Moving Worlds, vol. 19, no. 1, 2019, pp. 65-82.

“Narrating the Global South East Asian Diaspora.” Oxford History of the Novel in English Vol. 10: The Novel in South and South East Asia Since 1945. Ed. Alex Tickell. Oxford U P, 2019, pp. 5787-594.

“Noir Fiction in Malaysia and Singapore as a Critical Aesthetic of Global Asia.” Social Text: Periscope, 2018 [online]

Short Story Collections and Crowded Selves: Madeleine Thien’s Simple Recipes and Jeremy Tiang’s It Never Rains on National Day.” Singapore Unbound, 2017 [online]

“Contemporary Literature From Singapore.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia for Literature, 2017. [online]

“Singaporean Literature and Global Modernism: Wang Gungwu, Lloyd Fernando, Lydia Kwa.” Singapore Literature and Culture, eds. Angelia Poon and Angus Whitehead. Routledge, 2017, pp. 135-152.

Global Modernism in Colonial Malayan and Singaporean Literature: The Poetry and Prose of Teo Poh Leng and Sinnathamby Rajaratnam.” Postcolonial Text, vol. 12, no. 2, 2017 [online]

“Renaissance City and Revenant Story: The Gothic Tale as Literary Technique in Fiona Cheong’s Fictions of Singapore.” Interventions, vol. 18, no. 4, 2016, pp. 559-572.

“Transnational Forms in British Fiction.” In The Cambridge Companion to Post-1945 British Fiction. Ed. David James. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 224-238.

“Creative Destruction and Narrative Renovation: Neoliberalism and the Aesthetic Dimension in the Fiction of Aravind Adiga and Mohsin Hamid.” The Global South 7.2(2014): 173-190.

“The Transformation of Objects into Things in Arthur Yap’s Poetry.” Common Lines and City Spaces: A Critical Anthology on Arthur Yap. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Press, 2014. pp. 14-41.

“The Migrant Longing for Form: Articulating Aesthetics with Migration, Immigration, and Movement.” Pacific Coast Philology 49.2(2014): 153-166.

“Tactical Objectivism: Recognizing the Object within the Subjective Logic of Neoliberalism in the Fiction of Tash Aw and Lydia Kwa.” LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory 25.4(2014): 291-311.

“Post-Heritage Narratives: Migrancy and Travelling Theory in V.S. Naipaul’s The Enigma of Arrival and Andrea Levy’s Fruit of the Lemon.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature 47.1(2012): 70-85.

“Melodrama.” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Novel. Ed. Peter Logan, et al. Malden, MA:
Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 508-510.

“Metafiction.” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Novel. Ed. Peter Logan, et al. Malden, MA:
Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 514-515.

“Lyric Poetry and Postcolonialism: The Subject of Self-Forgetting.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing  43.3(2007): 264-277.

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