Publications

Scholarly Monograph

Cai, Yunci (2020) Staging Indigenous Heritage: Instrumentalisation, Brokerage and Representation in Malaysia. Routledge Series in Culture and Development. London and New York: Routledge. [https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429053627]

- Reviewed in Museum Management and Curatorship, Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, International Journal of Asian Studies

Edited Collections

Cai, Yunci (ed.) (Forthcoming) The Museum in Asia. Leicester Readers in Museum Studies. London and New York: Routledge.

Journal Articles

Cai, Yunci and John Baptist, Judeth (2016) “Cleansing the Sacred Mountain in the Aftermath of the 2015 Mount Kinabalu Earthquake” in Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Issue 310, Volume 89, pp. 61 – 78.

Cai, Yunci (2013) “The Art of Museum Diplomacy: The Singapore-France Cultural Collaboration in Perspective” in The International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, Issue 2, Volume 26, pp. 127 - 144.

Cai, Yunci (2009) “Museums as Temples of Cultures or Palaces of Entertainment: A Study of New Museums in Singapore” in The International Journal of Inclusive Museum, Issue 1, Volume 3, pp. 73 - 85.

Book Chapters

Cai, Yunci (Forthcoming) “Capacity-building as a Modern Civilising Mission: The Case of the Mah Meri Cultural Village in Malaysia” in The Museum in Asia, Cai, Yunci (ed.) London and New York: Routledge.

Cai, Yunci (Forthcoming) “Rethinking Heritage Diplomacy on the Maritime Silk Road” in The Museum in Asia, Cai, Yunci (ed.) London and New York: Routledge.

Cai, Yunci (2019) “Connecting Emotions Through Wells’: Heritage Instrumentalisation, Civic Activism and Urban Sustainability in Quanzhou, China” in Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities: Spaces of Depoliticization, Lam-Knott, Sonia, Connolly, Creighton and Ho, Kong Chong eds. pp. 106 - 120. London and New York: Routledge.

Cai, Yunci (2018) “Between Tradition and Modernity: The Ritual Politics of Indigenous Cultural Heritage in Urbanizing Sabah, East Malaysia” in Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia, Rita Padawangi ed. pp. 179 - 190. London and New York: Routledge.

Cai Yunci (2017) “Performing Cultures, Negotiating Identities: The Cultural Politics of Indigenous Cultural Villages in West Malaysia” in Citizens, Civil Society and Heritage-Making in Asia, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Yew-Foong Hui and Philippe Peycam eds. pp. 114 – 136. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Cai, Yunci (2009) “Law and Singapore’s Built Heritage” in Essays in Singapore’s Legal History: In Memory of Professor Geoffrey Wilson Bartholomew, Tan, Kevin Y. L and Hor, Michael eds. pp. 87 – 125. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Academic.

Reviews

Cai, Yunci (2021) “Review of Heritage Politics in China: The Power of the Past” in The International Journal of Asian Studies, pp. 1 – 4.

Cai, Yunci (2017) “Review of UNESCO in Southeast Asia: World Heritage Sites in Comparative Perspectives” in ASEASUK News, Issue 61, Spring edition, pp. 14 – 16.

Cai, Yunci (2015) “Review of Museum of Our Own: In Search of Local Museology for Asia” in Papers from the Institute of Archaeology, Issue 25, Volume 1, pp. 1 – 6.

Op-Ed Article

Cai, Yunci (2020) “What is in a Museum Definition? Reflections on the ICOM’s New Museum Definition” in Museological Review, Issue 24, p. 7.

Magazine Articles

Cai, Yunci (2016) “Mohlukas: A Housewarming Ceremony at the Linangkit Cultural Village” in Sabah Malaysian Borneo, March 2016, Issue 180, pp. 10 – 13. Malaysia: Sabah Tourism.

Cai, Yunci (2009) “Living Landscapes: Breathing New Life into Singapore’s Community Heritage Institutions”, in BeMuse, Issue 3, Volume 2, pp. 76 – 79. Singapore: National Heritage Board.

Cai, Yunci (2008) “In the Land of the Ascending Dragon”, in BeMuse, Issue 3, Volume 1, pp. 68 – 75. Singapore: National Heritage Board.

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