Chuah Guat Eng

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Chuah Guat Eng
Born (1943-12-01) 1 December 1943 (age 79)
Alma materUniversity of Malaya
Chinese name
Hanyu PinyinCài Yuèyīng
Hokkien POJChhòa Goa̍t-eng

Chuah Guat Eng (蔡月英; born 1 December 1943), is a Malaysian Peranakan Chinese writer.[1] She was Malaysia's first English-language woman novelist.

Chuah was born in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan, and received her early education at the Methodist Girls' School, Klang and Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur.

She read English Literature at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, and German Literature at Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich. She then received a PhD from National University of Malaysia in 2008 for her thesis "From Conflict to Insight: A Zen-based Reading Procedure for the Analysis of Fiction".


  • Echoes of Silence ISBN 9789839132014
  • Tales from the Baram River ISBN 9789676111487
  • The Old House & Other Stories ISBN 9789834377809
  • Days of Change ISBN 9789834377816


  1. ^ Jane Eldridge Miller (2001). Who's who in Contemporary Women's Writing. Psychology Press. p. 64. ISBN 0-4151-5981-4.

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