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Journey to the South: Buddhist Connections across the South China Sea.” Keynote lecture at the UC Berkeley–UCLA Joint Conference on Southeast Asia, University of California, Berkeley, April 14, 2023.

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“「讚悼星雲大師」全球佛教學者追思緬懷.” Renjian tongxunshe 人間通訊社, March 6, 2023. 

Buddhist Leader Hsing Yun

Buddhist leader Hsing Yun wooed Beijing to access China.” Nikkei Asia, February 23, 2023.

RHS Fellow 2022

NUS historian Asst Prof Jack Chia elected as Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.” NUS News, December 22, 2022.

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Interviewed and quoted in Sin Ka Lam, “The Mysterious Origins of Deity Altars in Carparks and Hawker Centres,” Rice Media, October 21, 2022.

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Inter-faith collaboration needed to achieve shared objectives: Panel.” The Straits Times, September 7, 2022.

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Plenary 2: How Diversity Can Be Harnessed For The Common Good.” The International Conference on Cohesive Societies, September 7, 2022.


The history of Buddhist advocacy & diplomacy in Singapore (A conversation with Jack Chia). Historyogi Podcast Series, August 29, 2022.

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Mada renjian fojiao yanjiu zhongxin xianshang jiangzuo—tan Xinjiapo renjian fojiao jianshi 大人間佛教研究中心線上講座談新加坡人間佛教簡史.” Renjian tongxunshe 人間通訊社, August 8, 2022. 


Foo Hai Ch’an Monastery Funds Buddhist Studies Scholarships, Fellowships at National University of Singapore.” Buddhistdoor Global, July 4, 2022.

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NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences establishes Buddhist Studies scholarships and fellowships with gift from Foo Hai Ch’an Monastery.” NUS News, June 30, 2022.


Wawancara Jack Meng-Tat Chia, Kiprah Para Mahabiksu.” Penerbit Karaniya, April 16, 2022.

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Wawancara bersama Jack Chia tentang Agama Buddha di Kawasan Asia Tenggara Maritim.” BuddhaZine, April 2, 2022. 

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From Childhood Fascination to Buddhist Diplomacy: A Conversation with 2020 Social Science and Humanities Research Fellow Dr Jack Chia.” NUS News, September 23, 2021.

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Forging Solutions to Society’s Challenges.” NUS News, September 21, 2021.

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Profiled in Speech by Minister for Education, Mr Chan Chun Sing, at the Closing Ceremony of the Singaporean Researchers Global Summit at the Nanyang Technological University, September 21, 2021.

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What is South China Sea Buddhism?” Book talk at the China Studies Centre, University of Sydney, June 4, 2021.  

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Interviewed in History Mysteries: Ep 9 The Forgotten Places. By Mediacorp. Singapore, 2021.

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Chanting for Liberation: Chinese Buddhist Funeral Rites in Singapore.” “Ritual and Remembrance” Webinar, Singapore University of Social Sciences, March 30, 2021.

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Podcast interview for Monks in Motion. New Books Network Podcast Series, December 9, 2020.

When Buddhist Monks Meet Muslim Shrines

When Buddhist Monks Meet Muslim Shrines: Buddhism and Islam in Transregional Perspective.” A Conversation between Jack Meng-Tat Chia and Sumit Mandal, University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute-Malaysia, December 1, 2020.  

Monks in Motion

“Monks in Motion: Buddhism and Modernity Across the South China Sea.” Book talk at the Harvard University Asia Center, November 23, 2020.

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How to Publish an Academic Article.” University of Toronto Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies’ “How Do You Do It?” Series, November 8, 2020.  


Zou, Lu 鄒璐. Zhūtiān huānxǐ shuō fóyuè 諸天歡喜說佛樂. Yuanhai 願海 (The Vows) 129 (2020): 14-17.

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Celebrating E-Vesak in Singapore.” Buddhist Responses to Covid-19 Webinar, July 8, 2020.


Interview with Dr Jack Chia on Buddhism in maritime Southeast Asia.” Mangosteens & Martlets, June 14, 2020. 

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“Chengzan Rulai: Qiantan hanchuan fojiao yinyue 稱讚如來: 淺談漢傳佛教音樂 (Singing in Praise of the Buddha: An Introduction to Chinese Buddhist Music).” Nanyang Technological University Confucius Institute Lecture Series, National Library Board, Singapore, December 21, 2019.

An Interview with Asst Prof Jack Chia

“An Interview with Asst Prof Jack Chia.” Mnemozine 16 (October 2019): 4-8.  

Jack Chia (Berkeley)

Migrants, Monks, and Monasteries: Toward a History of South China Sea Buddhism.” P.Y and Kinmay Tang Center for Silk Road Studies Lecture Series, University of California, Berkeley, March 8, 2018.

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“Toward a Modern Indonesian Buddhism: The Buddhist Nationalism of Ashin Jinarakkhita.” Interrogating Buddhism and Nationalism Workshop, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, January 27-28, 2018.

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Interviewed in Singapore Archipelago: EP2. By Mediacorp. Singapore, 2015.

Living with Myths

“Toward a History of Engaged Buddhism in Singapore.” Living With Myths Seminar Series, Singapore, TheatreWorks, December 18, 2014.

Interviewed and quoted in “Xīnjiāpō fójiào miànlín běntǔhuà hé xiàndàihuà zhōng de fójiào biànyì 新加坡佛教面臨本土化和現代化中的佛教變異.” Sin Chew Daily 星洲日報, September 4, 2014.


“Běntǔhuà hé xiàndàihuà zhōng de fójiào biànyì—yǐ xīnjiāpō wéi ànlì 本土化和現代化中的佛教變異—以新加坡為案例.” 2014 馬佛青佛教當代關懷研討會 (YBAM Contemporary Buddhist Seminar), Kuala Lumpur, Xiao En Center,  August 23-24, 2014.

Voice of America
Interviewed by Voice of America on my experience learning bahasa Indonesia, “Jack Ingin Pelajari Budaya Tionghoa (Jack wants to learn Chinese Culture).” April 23, 2013.

Interviewed and quoted in Yanrong Pang, “Buddhism: From Silence to Activism.” Orbis Magazine (November 2012): 16-18.

Interviewed and quoted in Lu Caixia, “The Kusu Pilgrimage: An Enduring Myth.” International Institute for Asian Studies Newsletter 59 (Spring 2012): 50-51.

Interviewed and quoted in Fabius Chen, “When the Student Becomes the Teacher.” The Ridge (Sep 2009): 5-7.