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.