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Aik Sai Goh

Doctoral Candidate


  • University of Virginia - MA Religious Studies (December 2023)
  • National University of Singapore - MA Southeast Asian Studies
  • University of Leeds - BA Honors Class I in Fine Art

Research Interests

Buddhist memorial halls, galleries and museums in Southeast Asia and greater China.


    Conference Papers

    • Goh, Aik Sai. 2023. “When Is a Temple Not a Temple? The Simultaneous Adaptive Reuse and Continual Use of a Buddhist Temple in Singapore.” Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting at San Antonio, Texas. November 18.

    • Goh, Aik Sai. 2019. “A Black and White Bungalow Buddhist Museum: The Tzu Chi Da Ai Gallery.” Paper presented at the Chinese Temples in Southeast Asia Workshop, Asia Research Institute, Singapore. February 28–March 1.

    Awards and Grants

    • American Academy of Religion - International Dissertation Research Grant
    • University of Virginia - Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Research Fellowship
    • University of Virginia - Graduate Global Research Grant
    • University of Virginia - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Council Research Grant
    • National University of Singapore - Wang Gungwu Medal and Prize
    • National University of Singapore - NHB-NUS Research Grant