Wang Gungwu

      WANG GUNGWU 王賡武

      Laureate, 2020 Tang Prize in Sinology
      Sin Wai-Kin Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities (Sep – Nov 2018); HKIHSS Fellow, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
      University Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore
      Emeritus Professor, Australian National University


      Professor Wang received his B.A. (Hons) and M.A. degrees from the University of Malaya in Singapore, and his Ph.D. at the University of London (1957). His teaching career took him from the University of Malaya (Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, 1957 – 1968, Professor of History 1963 – 68) to The Australian National University (1968 – 1986), where he was Professor and Head of the Department of Far Eastern History and Director of the Research of Pacific Studies. From 1986 to 1995, he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong. He was Director of East Asian Institute of NUS from 1997 to 2007.