“Home Is Not Here”
“Home Is Where We Are”
Professor Wang Gungwu
The University of Hong Kong (1986-1995)
National University of Singapore
Date & Time: April 21, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 nn (HKT)
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About the Speaker
Professor Wang Gungwu is University Professor of the National University of Singapore and Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University.
He received his BA and MA from University of Malaya (UM) in Singapore, and PhD at the University of London. After holding the History Chair at UM in Kuala Lumpur, he was appointed to the Australian National University where he also served as Director of the Research of Pacific Studies. From 1986 to 1995, he was Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong. In Singapore, he was Director of the East Asian Institute (EAI) and then its Chairman until 2018.
Professor Wang is a Commander of the British Empire (CBE); former President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities; Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Science; Member of Academia Sinica; and Honorary Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Science. He was conferred the International Academic Prize, Fukuoka Asian Cultural Prizes and, in 2020, awarded the Tang Prize in Sinology.
He is the author of more than twenty books, his most recent being Renewal: the Chinese State and New Global History (2015); Home is not here (2018); China Reconnects: Joining a deep-rooted past to a new world order (2019); and (with Margaret Wang) Home is where we are (2020).
This is an event jointly organized by Government & Law Committee, HKU; Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences; and “Delta on the Move: The Becoming of the Greater Bay Region, 1700 – 2000” Research Cluster.