The Journal of Asian Studies '. Diasporic Chinese Ventures: The Life and Work of Wang Gungwu. Anglo-Chinese Encounters since 1800: War, Trade, Science and Governance Brand new item sourced directly from publisher. He was born in Surabaya, Indonesia, and grew up in Ipoh, Malaysia. In Richter, Frank-Jürgen; Mar, Pamela.
Hong Kong: Chinese University Press. Chapter 1 begins with a brief account of Wang's personal association with the British Commonwealth. Berkeley: University of California Press. Whereas until the nineteenth century trade had been looked down upon, the Chinese eventually realized that in fact it was an important key to China's national development. Canberra: Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Australian National University E Press.
In Reid, Anthony; Zheng, Yangwen. In China, officials and merchants had to place the British beside other enterprising foreign peoples who were equally intent on influencing developments there. In Nordholt, Henk Schulte; Rabin, Remco; Kratoska, Paul. Chapter 2 examines the change in Chinese strategic thinking in the late nineteenth century. Chinese encounters with the British were more than merely those between two great powers.
He completed his secondary education in , an English medium school in Ipoh. It takes the story beyond the clichés of opium, fighting, and diplomacy to probe more intimate encounters. Recensione: 'Wang is one of East Asia's most distinguished academics, and his book is based on a series of lectures he gave at Cambridge in the year 2000; the fluidity of prose reflects the text's oral origins, making the book a delight to read. The Rising China and Its Immigrant. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Cultures.
. He is a Fellow of the , elected in 1970 and serving as President from 1980-1983. There was the larger canvas of the Empire and Commonwealth where the two peoples traded and interacted. There were also Chinese who encountered the British in personal ways, and individual British who ventured into a 'vast unknown' with its deep history. In Wang, Gungwu; Zheng, Yongnian.
Rising India and Indian Communities in East Asia. Asian Review of Books 'Wang's concise but wide-ranging provides new insights into the. The associated electronic databases, to which I have made extensive contributions, have also won numerous academic awards. Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2003. In Ng, Chin Keong; Wang, Gungwu. Beyond Chinatown: New Chinese Migration and the Global Expansion of China.
He synthesizes vast quantities of material, and even his casual asides will doubtless generate numerous books, doctoral dissertations, and articles by others. He asserts that the military defeat in the Opium War completely changed the Chinese perception of the threat of danger from outside. In China, officials and merchants had to place the British beside other enterprising foreign peoples who were equally intent on influencing developments there. In Tan, Chee-Beng; Storey, Colin; Zimmerman, Julia. The merchants appreciated the British. In chapter 3, Wang argues that there was a similar change of attitude among the Chinese elite over the importance of trade.
Wang Gungwu's 2003 book, based on lectures linking China and the Chinese with imperial Britain, examines the possibilities in, as well as the limits of, their encounters. Sino-Asiatica: Papers dedicated to Professor Liu Ts'un-yan on the occasion of his eighty-fifth birthday. The Journal of Asian Studies '. Chinese Studies of the Malay World: A Revaluation of a Scholarly Tradition. The Rise of China and a Changing East Asian Order.