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SIM, Jui Liang 沈进良

SIM Jui Liang 沈进良

Research Associate

SIM Jui Liang 沈进良
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 5603
Fax: +65 6763 2877

Office Location

1C Cluny Road House 5
Singapore 259599


Sim Jui Liang is a Research Associate (Special Projects) at the Institute of Policy Studies. He is also the Assistant Editor of Singapore Chronicles, a 50-volume series that IPS is publishing to commemorate the country’s golden jubilee.

A sociology (honours) graduate from the National University of Singapore, Jui Liang also holds a Master’s Degree in mass communication from the Nanyang Technological University.

Jui Liang worked as a copywriter for above- and below-the-line advertising projects, before joining the publishing industry as an assistant editor of several consumer magazines for tertiary students and older persons. He has written feature stories on a range of topics, including education, career, health, nutrition and travel. He has also taught sociology at a local polytechnic.

Research Interests

Media sociology; museum anthropology


  • Lee, J., & Sim, J. L. (2016). Arts-based community engagement in Singapore: Success stories, challenges and the way forward. In L.N. Hersey & B. Bobick (Eds.), Handbook of research on the facilitation of civic engagement through community arts (pp. 391–411). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Soon, C., & Sim, J. L. (2015). Individualized and depoliticized: A study of Chinese blogosphere in Singapore. Journal of E-Democracy and Open Government, 7(1), 23–45.
  • Soon, C., Mahizhnan, A., Juhairi, S., Das, N., Sim, J. L., & Nur, A.A. (2015).  Study on Chinese, Malay and Tamil blogospheres in SingaporeIPS Exchange Series No.3.


Conference Participation and Presentations/Speeches

  • Presenter, “Asymmetrical interdependence: Subcultural media journalists and the mainstream media in Singapore”, at the IUAES Inter-Congress 2015, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Thammasat University, Bangkok, 15–17 July 2015.
  • Presenter with Soon, C., “Chinese-language bloggers in Singapore: Apoliticised and blogging alone”, at the Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government Asia, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 4–5 December 2014.
  • Presenter, “I am not a journalist: Identity negotiation among subcultural media “journalists” in Singapore”, at the 6th Annual Postgraduate Student Forum, Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 17–18 January 2014.
  • Presenter, “Outside of mainstream but intertwined with the mainstream: The habitus of subcultural journalists in Singapore”, at the 8th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies, Asia Research Institute, Singapore, 13–15 July 2013.
  • Presenter, “When heaven burns, when censorship backfires: A case study of audience subversion and submission”, at the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Graduate Conference, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1–2 July 2013.


  • Pearson Education Gold Medal Award (2014). Awarded by the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University.


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