Professor Wang Gungwu. Photo: Handout

Sun Yat-sen to Mao Zedong, I watched the birth of a new China: the Wang Gungwu memoir

In an extract from his memoir ‘Home is Not Here’, one of the world’s foremost scholars on Chinese civilisation recalls visiting the country as a student – and witnessing the birth of Mao Zedong’s China

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Professor Wang Gungwu. Photo: Handout
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Wang Gungwu

Wang Gungwu

Wang Gungwu is University Professor at the National University of Singapore and Professor Emeritus of the Australian National University. He was vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong from 1986 to 1995.