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This book is a fitting tribute to the doyen of historians of Southeast Asia, Wang Gungwu. A host of distinguished contributors discuss Wang’s unparalleled achievements as a pioneer, teacher and mentor, and bring unique insights into the academic study of history and its place in Malaysia’s intellectual life.
Tim Harper
Professor of the History of Southeast Asia
Head, School of the Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Cambridge

A well-conceived book on Professor Wang Gungwu’s multi-faceted connections with Malaysia through the eyes of his colleagues and friends. It is not only about Wang, but also about a remarkable era that witnessed decolonialisation, nationalism, and globalisation. A must-read for anyone interested in the intellectual history of post-colonial Southeast Asia and the Chinese diaspora.
Hong Liu
Tan Lark Sye Chair Professor, School of Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University

Professor Wang Gungwu’s ties to the University of Malaya (UM) run deep – he studied at the campus in Singapore and began his illustrious academic journey at the new History Department established in Kuala Lumpur. This collection from Wang’s colleagues and former students provides a fascinating account of Wang’s time at UM and of the lasting influence his early works have had on research and writing of  Malaysian history and the Chinese overseas.
Leo Suryadinata
Visiting Senior Fellow, ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute
Formerly, Professor at Department of Political Science,
National University of Singapore

This is a volume to honour Professor Wang Gungwu, whose long and distinguished career began in the University of Malaya. Wang inspired a generation of scholars and his writings continue to be very influential. This collection of 16 essays by eminent scholars is a major contribution to the study of humanities and social sciences in Malaysia.
Syed Farid Alatas
Professor, Department of Sociology,
National University of Singapore
Visiting Professor, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, University of Malaya


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