The Resource Wang gungwu : educator and scholar, editors, Zheng Yongnian, Phua Kok Khoo, (electronic book)

Wang gungwu : educator and scholar, editors, Zheng Yongnian, Phua Kok Khoo, (electronic book)

Label
Wang gungwu : educator and scholar
Title
Wang gungwu
Title remainder
educator and scholar
Statement of responsibility
editors, Zheng Yongnian, Phua Kok Khoo
Title variation
Educator & scholar
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The name Wang Gungwu is iconic. He is one of the most eminent scholars and historians on Asia today and is renowned for his scholarship on the history of the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia, and the history and civilisation of China and Southeast Asia. His prolific works and copious contributions to journals and as book chapters are a testament to his internationally recognised expertise in East Asian and Southeast Asian area studies. A well-known scholar aside, Wang has also been an inspiring educator since he embarked on an academic career at the University of Malaya and subsequently at the Australian National University as well as a successful administrator when he became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong from 1986 to 1995, Chairman of the Institute of East Asian Political Economy from 1996 to 1997, and Director of the East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore from 1997 to 2007. This book focuses on Wang Gungwu as an educator and scholar. The volume is organised into three parts. The first section highlights the writings of Wang in the field of higher education. There are 24 selected articles in this collection, many of which were previously published in prominent journals. Several essays originated as keynote speeches at conferences. Spanning over a period of more than three decades from 1971 (when he was with the Australian National University) to 2008 (when he was with the East Asian Institute), Wang shares in the essays his perspectives on a broad range of topics -- the relationship between the university and community (both of which are not monolithic); the role of universities in Asia as global institutions; the benchmark of excellence in education in the Asia-Pacific region; the state of social science study in Asia; the shifting paradigms and their impact on research and writing; and the role of university in shaping modernity in Asia, etc. Despite the publication dates of yore, the issues discussed are not passé and are in fact of significant relevance to universities today. The second section contains a selection of over 50 books written and edited by Wang as well as those written in honour of him. The selection is not exhaustive but it serves as a quick reference guide for general readers to access the trove of Wang's works on Chinese diaspora and overseas Chinese; Chinese culture, history and civilisation; Chinese trade; maritime China; China's ideological battles; the Chinese Communist Party; China's political economy; China's reform; China's external relations; China and the new international order; Chinese world order; migration; nation-building; Hong Kong; Malaya; Malaysia; and, the Iraq War, etc. The third section provides a detailed chronology of Wang Gungwu's life and his illustrious academic career. Born in Java, brought up in what was then British Malaya, and having lived under Dutch and British colonial administration, the Japanese occupation, the Chinese revolution and the newly independent countries of Malaysia and Singapore, Wang's extraordinary set of experiences have enriched his writings as one of the leading historians of China and the doyen of scholarship on the Chinese communities of Southeast Asia
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wang, Gungwu
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LA1143
LC item number
.W36 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
standards specifications
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zheng, Yongnian
  • Phua, K. K
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  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Educational change
  • Educational change
  • Wang, Gungwu
Label
Wang gungwu : educator and scholar, editors, Zheng Yongnian, Phua Kok Khoo, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10640614
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 411 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Wang gungwu : educator and scholar, editors, Zheng Yongnian, Phua Kok Khoo, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10640614
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 411 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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