Институт за азијске студије

Professor Frank Dhont, PhD, Senior Research Fellow of IAS

Frank Dhont is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, National Cheng Kung University. He previously worked as Senior Lecturer in FASS-IAS, the University of Brunei Darussalam, has been Visiting Fellow at TU Dortmund University and at City University of Hong Kong. 

He works on Indonesia and the broader Malay world. As a historian of the 20th century his major research interests include the reactions of both indigenous rulers and ordinary people to Japanese colonialism in the Netherlands Indies and the Malay world during World War II. 

He is also interested in the history of both World Wars in Asia and the spread of ideologies such as nationalism and Islam, especially in the context of colonial empires in Asia. After he came to Brunei his research interests also extended to the Japanese Occupation of Brunei and Borneo in the 20th Century. As an Indonesianist and a historian of Southeast Asia, he is regularly involved in multidisciplinary research initiatives and is founder and chair of the International Indonesia Forum.

E-mail: frank.dhont@ias.rs