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Dr. Shue Tuck Wong


North Vancouver

Education and Career


Educated at Anglo-Chinese School (ACS), Seremban, Malaysia (1946-1952)

Attended King George V School, (KGV), Seremban, Malaysia (1952-1953)

Taught at ACS Afternoon School, Seremban, Malaysia (1953-1954)

Taught at Chan Wa High School, Seremban, Malaysia (1954-1955)

B.A. (Geography), Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois (1955-1959)

M.A. (Southeast Asian Studies), Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (1959-1960)

Ph.D. (Geography), University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (1960-l968)


Current Position: Professor Emeritus of Geography

Previous Positions:

Research Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Chicago, 1960-1962.

Resources Analyst, Resources Division, Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, 1962-1965.

Urban Transport Planner, Research Division, Chicago Area Transportation Study, 1965-1966.

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 1967-1969.

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 1970-1975.

Associate Professor, Division of Community & Regional Development, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), 1976-1978.


Previous Positions:

Professor, Division of Human Settlements Development, AIT, 1978-1979.

Professor, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 1980-1999.

Professor Emeritus, SFU, 2000-

Past Visiting Positions:

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Victoria, Summer 1972.

Visiting Associate Professor, Division of Community and Regional Development, AIT, 1976-78.

Visiting Professor, Division of Human Settlements Development, AIT, 1978-1979.

Visiting Seconded International Faculty Member of the Canadian University Consortium (CUC), to AIT, Summer 1989.

Visiting Sessional Professor, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Fall 1999.

Visiting Scholar, National Taiwan Normal University, Spring 2002.


Dr. Wong is originally from Seremban, Malaysia. He has taught in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University since 1967. In 1976 he was seconded by the Canadian International Development Agency to the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok to teach quantitative analysis and human settlements planning in the Division of Human Settlements Development. He stayed at AIT teaching and supervising field research projects as a Canadian seconded faculty member till 1979. He returned to Simon Fraser University in the summer of 1979 and resumed his regular duties as a Professor of Geography.

At Simon Fraser University the courses he taught included economic geography, population geography, political geography, resources development and urban transportation.


Institute of International Education Exchange Student to Augustana College, 1955-1959.

Yale Scholar Award, 1960.

Institute of World Affairs Award, Summer 1960.

University of Chicago Fellow, 1960-1962.

American Men and Women of Science, 1973.

Recipient of several S.F.U. President Research Grants, 1969-1975.

Canada Council Award for West Vancouver Flood Study, 1974-1976.

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Faculty Award 1978-1979.

Asian Institute of Technology President Research Grant Award, 1979.

CIDA Seconded International Faculty Member to AIT Award, 1976-1979.

Elected a Member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, 1985.

Asia-Pacific University Scholar's Award, B.C. Ministry for Advanced Education Training and Technology, Victoria, 1992.

Augustana College Alumni Association, Outstanding Achievement Award, 1999.

National Taiwan Normal University Visiting Scholar Award, Spring 2002.

Canadian Who’s Who, 2002-


Books and Monographs:

Shue Tuck Wong, Perception of Choice and Factors Affecting Industrial Water Supply Decisions in Northeastern Illinois. Department of Geography, Research Paper No. 117. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago, 1968.

Shue Tuck Wong, Geography and Human Settlements Planning. Inaugural Lecture as Professor. Asian Institute of Technology, Lecture No. 6. Bangkok, Thailand: Asian Institute of Technology, April 1979.

Shue Tuck Wong, Determinants and Impact of Rice Farm Fragmentation in the Ilocos Region, Philippines. Division of Human Settlements Development, Research Monograph No. 4. Bangkok, Thailand: Asian Institute of Technology, 1983.

Shue Tuck Wong (ed.), Person, Place and Thing: Interpretative and Empirical Essays in Cultural Geography, Geoscience and Man, Vol. 31. Baton Rouge, LA: Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University, 1992.

Selected Articles, Chapters and Reviews:

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Western Irian Question." Yale Daily News, Vol. LXXXI, No. 50, (Tuesday, November 24, 1959), p. 2.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "A Multivariate Statistical Model for Predicting Mean Annual Flood in New England." Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 53, No. 3 (September 1963), pp. 298-311.

Idem. Reprinted in Brian Berry and Duane Marble (eds.), Spatial Analysis: A Reader in Statistical Geography. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1968, pp. 353-367.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "How Water Managers Make Decisions: Analysis of Factors Affecting Industrial Water Supply Decisions in Northeastern Illinois." Industrial Water Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 11 (November 1968), p. 20 and pp. 24-29.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "A Multivariate Analysis of Urban Travel Behavior in Chicago.” Transportation Research, Vol. 3, No. 3 (September 1969), pp. 345-363.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Toward an Optimal Solution in Resource Management.” Environmental Management: A British Columbia Priority. Vancouver, BC: Center for Continuing Education, The University of British Columbia, October 26-27, 1970.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Effect of Stream Size and Average Land Slope on the Recurrence of Floods in New England.” Geographical Analysis, Vol. III, No. 1 (January 1971), pp. 77-83.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "An Econometric Model for Forecasting Income and Employment in Hawaii: A Review.” Annals of Regional Science, Vol. V, No. 1 (June 1971), pp. 168-173.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "A Model on Municipal Water Demand: A Case Study of Northeastern Illinois.” Land Economics, Vol. XLVIII, No. 1 (February 1972), pp. 34-44.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Heterodox Hydrology: A Reply.” Geographical Analysis, Vol. IV, No. 2 (April 1972), pp. 197-203.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "A Critical Evaluation of the Proposed Burrard Inlet Third Crossing." In Larry Beasley and Gayle Gavin (eds.), Vancouver's Transportation Future. Burnaby, B.C.: Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, October 1972, pp. 42-52.

Wong, Shue Tuck with Raymond F. Koopman, "Comments on Comparison of Multiple Regression and Principal Component Regression for Predicting Water Yields in Kentucky by C.T. Haan and D. M. Allen.” Water Resources Research, Vol. 9, No. 5 (October 1973), pp. 1479-1480.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Submission to the Special Joint Committee of the Senate and of the House of Commons Respecting the Green Paper on Immigration Policy.” Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence of the Special Joint Committee of the Senate and of the House of Commons on Immigration Policy. Issue No. 27, First Session, Thirtieth Parliament, 1974-75. Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1975, pp. 16-27.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "A Deductive Approach for the Prediction of Mean Annual Flood in a Humid Region.” The Hydrological Characteristics of River Basins and the Effects on these Characteristics of Better Water Management. International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Publication No. 117, Paris, France: 19, Rue Eugene-Carriere, 75018, 1975, pp. 227-237.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Correlates of Population Growth and Agricultural Change in Sri Lanka. 1953-1963.” In G. Singh and J.H. de Goede (eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Rural Development: An Integrated Approach. Bangkok: Asian Institute of Technology, June 1977, pp. 557-573.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Urban Redevelopment and Rehabilitation in the Strathcona Area: A Case Study of an East Vancouver Community.” In Leonard J. Evenden (ed.), Vancouver: Western Metropolis. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, 1978, pp. 255-269.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Toward Achieving Dimensional Homogeneity in Hydrologic Analysis." Geographical Analysis, Vol. X, No. 3 (July 1978), pp. 262-272.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Urban Rehabilitation vs. Urban Redevelopment: Toward a Humane Approach to Urban Environmental Management.” In Towards a Humane Environment: Planning for Human Living. New Delhi, India: Indian Institute of Town and Country Planning, 1978, pp. 1-18.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Application of Computers in Determining Factors of Regional Growth: A Case Study of Mindanao, Philippines.” In Harnessing Computer Technology for National Development. Manila, Philippines: Southeast Asia Regional Computer Society, 1978, pp. 603-609.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "On Dimensional Homogeneity and Statistical Optimality in Flood Prediction.” Proceedings of the Second Southeast Asian Statistics Seminar. Singapore: Nanyang University, March 1978, pp. 1-15.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Human Behavior and Response Toward Storm Hazard in West Vancouver, British Columbia.” Water Resources Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 2 (April 1979), pp. 396-403. Wong, Shue Tuck and R. Peter Brenner, "A Multivariate Analysis of Bangkok Clay.” In Application of Statistics and Probability in Soil and Structural Engineering. Sydney: University of New South Wales, 1979, Vol. 1, pp. 247-262.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "A Dimensionally Homogeneous and Statistically Optimal Model for Predicting Mean Annual Flood.” Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 42, No. 2/3 (July 1979), pp. 269-279.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Regional Income Inequality and Regional Disparity in the Philippines: Some Patterns and Relations." Journal of South Seas Society, Special Issue, Vol. 35, Parts 1 and 2 (1980), pp. 1-22.

Wong, Shue Tuck and Siew Hooi Tan, "Determinants and Impact of Padi Farm Fragmentation in the Muda Area, Kedah, Northwest Malaysia." Environment and Planning, A, Vol. 12, No. 2 (February 1980), pp. 97-110.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "A Comparative Evaluation of Four Methods for Predicting Mean Annual Flood." In Reiner Keller (ed.), Beiträge Zur Hydrologie. Freiburg: Geographisches Institut der Universitat Freiburg, Fed. Rep. of Germany. Sonderheft 3, Kirchzarten 1982, S. 167-178.

Wong, Shue Tuck and Alicia A. Tiongson, "Economic Impacts of Growth Center on Surrounding Rural Areas: A Case Study of Mariveles, Philippines.” Geografiska Annaler, Series B. Vol. 62 No. 2 (1980) pp. 109-117.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Net Migration and Agricultural Change in Sri Lanka.” In R.B. Mandal (ed.), Frontiers in Migration Analysis. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Co., 1981, pp. 493-454.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Perception of Human Settlements by Planners and Engineers,” The Himalayan Review, Vol. 13 (1981), pp. 23-36.

Wong, Shue Tuck and Elvira G. Kueh, "Variations of Factors Affecting Rice Productivity in Central Luzon, Philippines,” Geojournal, Vol. 6, No. 5 (1982), pp. 469-476.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "The Nature and Consequence of Urban Squatting in Colombo and Bangkok." In Peter Oberlander (ed.), Land and Human Settlements (Vancouver: Center for Human Settlements, University of British Columbia, 1982). pp. 1-28.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Natural Hazard Risk Assessment and Public Policy: A Review.” American Water Resources Bulletin, Vol. 19, No. 5 (October 1983), 845-847.

Wong, Shue Tuck and Khalid M. Saigol, "Comparison of the Economic Impacts of Six Growth Centers on their Surrounding Rural Areas in Asia.” Environment and Planning, A. Vol. 16, No. 1 (January 1984), pp. 81-94.

Idem. Reprinted in H.D. Kammeier and P. Swan (eds.), Equity with Growth? Planning Perspectives for Small Towns in Developing Countries. Bangkok: Asian Institute of Technology, 1984, pp. 81-100.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Geography: Towards a General Spatial Systems Approach: A Review.” Journal of Regional Science. Vol. 25, No. 1 (February 1985), pp. 139-42.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Optimizing the Choice of Parameters for Predicting Mean Annual Flood.” In Heidulf E. Müller and Karl R. Nippes (eds.), Problems of Regional Hydrology—Methodology, Case Studies—5th Report of the IGU Working Group on the International Hydrological Program, Volume 1. Kirchzarten: Verlag Beiträge Zur Hydrologie, Sonderheft 5, 1. Kirchzarten 1985, S. 429-442.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Engineering Approaches for Lake Management, Two Volumes by Steven C. Chapra and Kenneth H. Reckhow: A Review.” Water Resources Bulletin, Vol. 21, No. 3 (June 1985), pp. 513-515.

Wong, Shue Tuck and Mohamad R. Azimi, "Perception and Attitude of Thai Villagers Towards An Improved Rural Water Supply Management System.” Proceedings of the Vth World Congress on Water Resources, Water Resources for Rural Areas and their Communities, Vol. 2, Paper No. 219, Aspect 1 (June 9-15, 1985, Brussels, Belgium, 1985), pp. 861-869.

Wong, Shue Tuck and Donn G. DeCoursey, "More Effective Development of Hydrologic Models Using Dimensional and Multivariate Analysis.” In Hsieh Wen Shen et al. (eds.), Multivariate Analysis of Hydrologic Processes. Fort Collins, Colorado: Colorado State University, Engineering Research Center, 1986, pp. 322-338.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Perception and Attitude of Filipino Farmers Towards Padi Farm Fragmentation.” Geografiska Annaler, Series B., Vol. 68, No. 1 (1987), pp. 73-80.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Hydrologic Modeling, Statistical Methods and Applications, by Richard M. McCuen and Willard M. Snyder: A Review.” Water Resources Bulletin, Vol. 23, No. 1 (February 1987), pp. 153-154.

Wong, Shue Tuck and R Peter Brenner, "Variations of Bangkok Clay Compressibility.” In Niels C. Lind (ed.), Reliability and Risk Analysis in Civil Engineering, 2. Waterloo, Ontario: Waterloo Institute for Risk Analysis, University of Waterloo, 1987, pp. 1037-1046.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "A Model for Evaluating Extent of Rice Farm Fragmentation in the Ilocos Region, Philippines.” Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 24, No. 4 (June 1987), pp. 347-358.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Thai Rural Water Consumption: A Case Study of a Village Community with No Organized Water Supply System.” Water International, Vol. 12, No. 2 (June 1987), pp. 60-68.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Low-Cost Filtration Systems for Tropical Developing Rural Communities: A Case Study of Jedee-Thong Village, Thailand." In Water for World Development, Vol. IV, Water Supply, Socio-Economics. Urbana, Ill.: International Water Resources Association, 1988, pp. 98-104.

Wong, Shue Tuck with Henry Gin and William G. Bailey, "Characteristics of Third Year American Ginseng Root Yields for Lytton, British Columbia, Canada." Korean Journal of Ginseng Science, Vol. 13, No. 2 (1989), pp. 147-152.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Big Picture of Canada's Little Chinas". Saturday Review, June 23, 1990, p. D19.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Chinatowns: Towns within Cities in Canada, A Review.” Journal of Geography, Vol. 89, No. 5 (January-February, 1991), pp. 41-42.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Philip L. Wagner: An Appreciation." In Shue Tuck Wong (ed.), Person, Place and Thing: Interpretative and Empirical Essays in Cultural Geography, 1992. pp. 15-30, Geoscience and Man, Vol. 31. Baton Rouge, LA: Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Rural Water Quality Treatment: A Case Study of the Ban Bangloa Water Filtration Demonstration Plant, Singburi, Thailand." Aqua Fennica, Vol. 22, No. 2 (1992), pp.173-183.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "An Integrated Framework for Sustainable Development." In Josefa S. Edralin and Tin Seong Kam (eds.), Sustainable Resource Management and Spatial Planning in Developing Counties. Nagoya, Japan: U.N. Center for Regional Development, 1993, pp. 17-30.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Dimensions of the Great American Midwest Flood of 1993." Part I. Chiri (Journal of the Japanese Geographical Society), vol. 38. No. 11 (November 1993), pp. 66-74. (In Japanese).

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Impact of the Great American Midwest Flood on the Levee System and the U.S. Flood Insurance Program." Part II. Chiri (Journal of the Japanese Geographical Society), Vol. 38. No. 12 (December 1993), pp. 58-68. (In Japanese).

Wong, Shue Tuck with Han Sun Sheng. "Chinese Reform and Pre-Reform Policies on Urban Growth in the 1980s." Urban Geography, Vol. 15. No. 6 (1994), pp. 537-564.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Choice of Schemes in Urban Transportation Planning." Foreign Urban Planning, No. 2 (1996), pp. 11-16. (In Chinese).

Wong, Shue Tuck, "The Foibles of Photo Radar." Simon Fraser News, Vol. 6, No. 5, July 4, 1996, p.5.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Photo Radar, A Comedy of Errors." Ming Pao Daily News, June 22, 1996, p. 6. (In Chinese).

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Tiger under the Rising Sun: The Japanese Occupation of Malaya, 1942-1945." Asian Profile, Vol. 25, No. 6 (December 1997), pp. 455-471.

Wong, Shue Tuck with Han Sun Sheng, "Revolution, Space and Urbanization: The Ideological Foundations of Chinese Urban Development." Asian Profile, Vol. 26, No. 2 (April 1998), pp. 9-120.

Wong, Shue Tuck and Han Sun Sheng, "Whither China's Market Economy? The Case of Lijin Zhen." Geographical Review, Vol. 88, No. 1 (January 1998), pp. 19-46.

Wong, Shue Tuck with Han Sun Sheng, "Chinese Urbanization Policies, 1949-1989." In Graham Chapman et al. (ed.), 'Urban Growth and Development in Asia, Vol. 1, Making the Cities. London: Ashgate Press, 1999, pp. 34-61.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Reminiscences and Recollections of a Friend: A Tribute to Nobel Physics Laureate Dan Tsui." In The Joy of the Search for Knowledge: A Tribute to Professor Dan Tsui (New York: World Scientific Publishing Co., 1999), pp. 92-98.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Rural Water Treatment: A Case Study of the Ban Thadindam Demonstration Project, Lop Buri, Thailand." Asian Profile, Vol. 28, No. 4 (August 2000), pp. 287-302.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Pollution Markets in A Green Country Town: Urban Environmental Management in Transition." (A Review). Natural Resources Forum, A United Nations Journal, Vol. 24, No. 4 (November 2000), pp. 345-346.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Source Choice Perception and Sustainable Rural Water Supply Development: A Case Study of the Ban Thadindam Demonstration Project, Lop Buri, Thailand." Water International, Vol., 25, No. 4 (December 2000), pp. 586-594.

Idem. Reprinted in the Economic and Social Commission of the U.N. for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Environment and Natural Resources Development Division, Water and Mineral Resources Section, Water Resources Journal,' ST/ESCAP/SER.C/210, September 2001, pp. 55-66.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Asia's Clean Revolution: Industry, Growth and Environment." (A Review). Annals of the Association of American Geographers,' Vol. 92, No. 2 (June 2002), pp. 379-381.

Wong, Shue Tuck, “Changing China: A Geographical Appraisal.” (A Book Review Essay). American Journal of Chinese Studies. A Multidisciplinary Journal Published by the American Association for Chinese Studies. Vol. 11, No. 1 (April 2004), pp. 73-84.

Wong, Shue Tuck, “The Earthscan Reader in Environment, Development and Rural Livelihoods.” (A Review). Natural Resources Forum, A United Nations Journal, Vol. 29, No. 3 (August 2005), pp. 266-267.

Wong, Shue Tuck, “Tiger in the Shadow of the Red Star: The Malayan Emergency 1948-1960 and Chin Peng.” Asian Profile, Vol. 34, No. 6 (December 2006), pp. 541-563.

Wong, Shue Tuck, “The Mekong Arranged and Rearranged: A Review.” Asian Affairs, An American Review, Vol. 34, No. 3 (Fall 2007), pp. 174-175.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Chinese Community Leadership: A Case Study of Victoria in Canada."(An Invited Review). American Journal of Chinese Studies, Vol. 18, No.1, (April 2011), pp. 69-73.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "John F. Copper, Taiwan:Nation-State or Province?" 6th Edition. A Review. American Journal of Chinese Studies, Vol. 20, No.2 (October 2013), pp.167-168.

Wong, Shue Tuck, "Massacre of the Chinese in Singapore and Malaya During the Japanese Occupation." Asian Profile, Vol. 41, No. 6 (December 2013), pp.509-532.