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Dr Leng Leng Thang

Dr Leng Leng Thang

Department of Japanese Studies, Co-Director of the Next Age Institute
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore

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About this Speaker

Associate Professor Leng Leng THANG, Ph.D. is from the Department of Japanese Studies, also co-Director of the Next Age Institute, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. She obtained PhD (Anthropology) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is a socio-cultural anthropologist with research interests in ageing, intergenerational approaches and relationships with a focus on Asia, especially Japan and Singapore. She is author of “Generations in Touch” Linking the old and young in a Tokyo neighhborhood” (Cornell University Press, 2000) , an ethnography on Kotoen, a well-known age-integrated facility in Japan. She has since been widely involved with promoting intergenerational work in Singapore and beyond. She is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships from Taylor and Francis, USA. Together with Prof Kaplan, they have recently published “Intergenerational Contact Zones: Placed-based strategies for promoting social inclusion and belonging” (Rouledge, 2020, co-edited with Mariano Sanchez and Jaco Hoffman).

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