Historian Wang Gungwu. Photo: ThinkChina
Wang Gungwu
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Wang Gungwu

China’s reforms don’t contradict the communist revolution – they consolidate it

  • As the People’s Republic turns 70, sinologist and historian Wang Gungwu delves deep into ancient history to illustrate how modern China, from Mao Zedong to Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping, has followed a continuous rather than contradictory path
  • Wang was speaking at the launch of ThinkChina magazine in Singapore

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Historian Wang Gungwu. Photo: ThinkChina
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Historian Wang Gungwu speaking at the launch of ThinkChina magazine. Photo: ThinkChina
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Wang Gungwu

How China chose a communist revolution over capitalism and rehabilitated the idea of reform

  • The country’s youth had a choice in the early 20th century between two types of Western revolution, and eventually discovered a definition of their own
  • As the People’s Republic turns 70, the idea of reform is favoured, but for centuries it was regarded as doomed to fail, says sinologist Wang Gungwu at the launch of ThinkChina magazine

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Historian Wang Gungwu speaking at the launch of ThinkChina magazine. Photo: ThinkChina
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