Wang Gungwu

Book review: Wang Gungwu, by Zheng Yongnian and Phua Kok Khoo

Wang Gungwu, former vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong.

Wang Gungwu is a successful, honoured educator and public servant who has lived through the remarkable transformation of Asian economies and polities since the end of the second world war.

Monday, 14 January, 2013, 4:00pm

HK 'must realise its influence over Asia'

Hong Kong should use its position as a bridge between China and Southeast Asia to help the world understand more about the relationship between the two, a former University of Hong Kong vice-chancellor has urged.

3 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Job hunt extends to China

CHINA'S People's Daily has been carrying recruitment advertisements for a vice-chancellor to lead City University beyond 1997.

The university, which also advertised in Hong Kong, Britain, the US, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Taiwan has attracted more than 70 candidates.

The selection committee will report its progress at a meeting today.

20 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Historic label for places of learning

THREE of Hong Kong University's oldest buildings were declared historic monuments yesterday.

The declaration means they cannot be demolished and their exteriors cannot be adjusted without government permission.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Wang Gungwu said their preservation would not affect the building programme.

15 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Don's ambition in the ivory tower

FOR ambitious scholars on Hong Kong's academic ladder, the post of vice-chancellor at the University of Hong Kong is the ultimate goal.

The prestige attached to the job is one of the reasons behind the fracas concerning Professor Cheng's nomination.

11 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Green check on airport

TIGHTER monitoring rules have been slapped on all new airport projects, after officials admitted yesterday that environmental concerns were being ignored.

The Advisory Council on the Environment has demanded that detailed reports on projects be submitted to the Environmental Protection Department every month.

25 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

A bridge between distinct cultures

ENGLISH has taken on an increasing social and cultural significance for the Chinese people worldwide, according to Professor Wang Gungwu, vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong and a renowned expert on the history of Chinese migration.

24 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Students polled

A MAJORITY of Hong Kong University students want the successor to vice-chancellor Professor Wang Gungwu to be a good trouble-shooter, according to a survey. More than 80 per cent of the 1,112 respondents said determination, bravery and competence in solving problems should be top attributes.

24 May 1994 - 12:00am

Words of wisdom mark school's launch

A SIMPLE yet solemn ceremony marked the official opening of Tsang Pik Shan Secondary School, at which Professor Wang Gungwu, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, presided.

18 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

University plea for foundation funding

THE University of Hong Kong is appealing for private donations to a multi-million dollar foundation which will support the institution's academic research over the next 10 years.

25 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Wang Gungwu

FORMER Executive Councillor Professor Wang Gungwu is to retire a year early as vice-chancellor of Hong Kong University.

He was appointed to succeed Dr Rayson Huang in 1986 and was given a five-year extension of his contract in 1991.

The University Council will meet tonight to start the process of appointing a successor.

30 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

College ethics remain under study

DURING the recent Congress for Asian and North African Studies, your paper provided a sad conversation topic for the more than 1,000 delegates to Hong Kong from every continent.

As academics, we were shocked by the treatment meted out to Dr Linda Koo of Hong Kong University's Department of Community Medicine.

4 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Forum puts HK at heart of academia

HONGKONG is emerging as an important academic exchange centre, with a major international forum on Asian and North African studies being held here next month.

It will be the first time the International Congress of Asian and North African Studies (ICANAS) has been held in Southeast Asia in its 120-year history.

23 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Script-writers honoured

THE Council for the Performing Arts has awarded prizes to winners of their awards for outstanding original scripts in 1992. The council held a reception yesterday to announce its 10th anniversary report. Present at the reception were council chairman Professor Wang Gungwu and several panel members.

20 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Business deal

ITALIAN trade officials yesterday signed an agreement with Hongkong academics for an economic research programme which could upgrade industry standards. It was signed by the University of Hongkong vice-chancellor Professor Wang Gungwu and the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade president, Mr Marcello Inghilesi.

28 Apr 1993 - 12:00am