“China and Eurasia: how much does the past matter?”

Professor Wang Gungwu speaks on "China and Eurasia: how much does the past matter?"
Professor Wang Gungwu speaks on “China and Eurasia: how much does the past matter?”

An event co-sponsored by the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University and the Australian Centre on China in the World, The Australian National University in conversation with Emerita Professor Marika Vicziany, Asian Studies (Monash University); Professor Carolyn Stevens, Japanese Studies (Monash University); and Professor Gloria Davies, Chinese Studies (Monash University)

Introduction by Dr Benjamin Penny, Centre on China in the World (ANU)

State Library of Victoria Village Roadshow Theatrette

328 Swanston Street Melbourne entry 3 via La Trobe Street.

5.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Wang Gungwu is one of the foremost historians of our time and a leading expert on China. He is University Professor at the National University of Singapore and Emeritus Professor of the Australian National University. At NUS, he is the Chairman of the East Asian Institute and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is also Chairman of the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute Board in Singapore. His research covers a wide range of topics in Chinese history, and he has written extensively on Chinese migrations and diaspora. Prior to his appointment at NUS, he was professor and head of the Department of Far Eastern History and Director of the Research of Pacific Studies at the ANU (1968 – 1986) and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong (1986 – 1995).

Professor Wang will speak on issues raised in his recent work, including The Eurasian Core and Its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World, edited by Ooi Keng Beng (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2014).