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​Home is Not Here | A Reading by Professor Wang Gungwu

Published on: 17-Oct-2018

TitleHome is Not Here | A Reading by Professor Wang Gungwu
Date and Time

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

1pm to 2.30pm

Tea reception to follow

VenueChinese Heritage Centre. Level 2 Auditorium

As someone who has studied history for much of my life, I have found the past fascinating. But it has always been some grand and even intimidating universe that I wanted to unpick and explain to myself.


In a featured article, the South China Morning Postdescribes the author of Home is not Here as "the scholar who helped the West understand China and the New Asia." Students and scholars of Asian studies are familiar with Professor Wang Gungwu's contribution to the study of East-West relations and the impact of his ideas on our understanding of the Chinese diaspora, but it is in Home is Not Here (2018, NUS Press) that we get a glimpse of a life that shaped those ideas. For this event, Prof. Wang will read from his memoir and discuss his experience of casting life-changing events into a truly profound and autobiographical narrative.

Speaker/sProfessor Wang Gungwu is the Chairman of the East Asian Institute and University Professor, National University of Singapore. He is also Emeritus Professor of the Australian National University, where he was Professor and Head of the Department of Far Eastern History and Director of the Research of Pacific Studies between 1968 to 1986. From 1986 to 1995, he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong. Prof. Wang was awarded the Fukuoka Asia Culture Prize in 1996. He is the author of some 20 books, including The Chinese Overseas, published by Harvard University Press.
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