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Professor WANG Gungwu  (王赓武 教授)

Education Background


PhD (History), University of London

MA (History), University of Malaya
BA Hons (History), University of Malaya

Research Interests

Chinese History
The Chinese Overseas




Professor 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.


His books since 2008 include, in English: Renewal: The Chinese State and the New Global History (2013); Another China Cycle: Committing to Reform (2013); Wang Gungwu: Educator and Scholar, edited by Zheng Yongnian and Phua Kok Khoo (2013); Wang Gungwu, Junzi, Scholar-gentleman: in conversation with Asad-ul Iqbal Latif (2010); Voice of Malayan Revolution: The CPM Radio War against Singapore and Malaysia, 1960-1981, edited with Ong Weichong (2009); China and the New International Order, edited with Zheng Yongnian (2008).


Those in Chinese include《华人与中国: 王赓武自选集》and《中国的‘主义’之争 -- 从‘五四运动’到当代》(郑永年合编).


Professor Wang is a Commander of the British Empire (CBE); Fellow, and former President, of the Australian Academy of the Humanities; Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Science; Member of Academia Sinica; Honorary Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Science. He was conferred the International Academic Prize, Fukuoka Asian Cultural Prizes. In Singapore, he is Chairman of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies; Chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS.


Professor Wang received his B.A. (Hons) and M.A. degrees from the University of Malaya in Singapore, and his Ph.D. at the University of London (1957). His teaching career took him from the University of Malaya (Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, 1957-1968, Professor of History 1963-68) to The Australian National University (1968-1986), where he was Professor and Head of the Department of Far Eastern History and Director of the Research of Pacific Studies. From 1986 to 1995, he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong. He was Director of East Asian Institute of NUS from 1997 to 2007.



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