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Date: Tuesday Jul 26, 2016
Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Venue: Level 16 - The Pod in National Library Building
Lang: English
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National Library Prominent Speaker Series
CHINESE IDENTITY AND LOYALTY IN SINGAPORE IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES BY PROF WANG GUNGWU

Chinese identity and loyalty to home and country among the Chinese in 19th and 20th centuries evolved over time. Deep cultural links to family origin and anti-colonial movements were some of the sentiments impacting these changes. Professor Wang traces the shifts in identity and loyalty of the Chinese in Singapore from the 19th century to post independence in 1965.

About the Speaker
Besides holding key appointments such as Chairman of the East Asian Institute, Chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Chairman of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, and University Professor, National University of Singapore, Professor Wang Gungwu was also conferred the International Academic Prize and Fukuoka Asian Cultural prizes. He has written numerous publications in both English and Chinese, such as The Chinese Overseas: From Earthbound China to the Quest for Autonomy (2000); Don't Leave Home: Migration and the Chinese (2001); and Diasporic Chinese Ventures (edited by Gregor Benton and Liu Hong, (2004).

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