PETER CHANG THIAM CHAI
UMEXPERT Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Peter T. C. Chang is trained in the field of comparative philosophy and religion. In recent years, Dr. Chang’s research is focused on analyzing the new lease of life ancient philosophical and religious traditions are relishing in modern China. The project looks at how a rejuvenated Confucianism could shape the evolving character of the Chinese milieu and in turn impact the global community. Multidisciplinary in scope, the study covers subjects ranging from social-political reform to inter-civilizations engagements, and bioethical issues to environmental concerns.
Currently based at the Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya, Dr. Chang is analyzing the opportunities and risks associated with the Belt and Road Initiative. He is examining this from the perspective of China’s soft power, specifically the Chinese traditional as well as popular cultural imprints upon the world at large in general, and Malaysia in particular.