Sinologist and historian Wang Gungwu, pictured during the launch of ThinkChina. Photo: Handout Sinologist and historian Wang Gungwu, pictured during the launch of ThinkChina. Photo: Handout
Sinologist and historian Wang Gungwu, pictured during the launch of ThinkChina. Photo: Handout
Chow Yian Ping
Opinion

Opinion

Chow Yian Ping

The West has lost its way, but China may not be the beneficiary, says historian Wang Gungwu

  • The Singapore historian observes how the world has changed during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the Chinese becoming more nationalistic
  • Much will depend on whether China’s alternative perspective is attractive to those who are now more sceptical of what the West stands for

Sinologist and historian Wang Gungwu, pictured during the launch of ThinkChina. Photo: Handout Sinologist and historian Wang Gungwu, pictured during the launch of ThinkChina. Photo: Handout
Sinologist and historian Wang Gungwu, pictured during the launch of ThinkChina. Photo: Handout
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