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Renewal: The Chinese State and the New Global History

On 28 August, the LKY School launched the book Renewal: The Chinese State and the New Global History by historian Prof Wang Gungwu, Chairman of the Governing Board of the School.  The book, which he explained was a collection of his thoughts and contemplations on China’s roots and routes along its modernisation trajectory, probes into the Chinese perception of its place in world history, and traces the unique features that propelled the country onto its modern transformation. During the launch, he engagingly provided excerpts that depict the travails of renewal that China had to face and keen insights to China’s position in today’s interconnected world.

 


Synopsis:

Will the rise of China change the international system built by the industrial and constitutional democracies of the West from past centuries? Should China be content with the maintenance of that system: one of competing nation-states of absolute sovereignty and relative power? Does the Confucian past contain a moral vision that may connect with universal human values of the modern world? And will China become an engine for a renewed Chinese civilisation that contributes to the equity in the international system?

Pondering these fundamental questions, historian Prof. Wang Gungwu probes into the Chinese perception of its place in world history, and traces the unique features that propelled China onto its modern transformation. He depicts the travails of renewal that China had to face and provides keen insights to China’s position in today’s interconnected world. This collection of Prof. Wang’s thoughts is a must-read when contemplating China’s roots and routes along its modernisation trajectory.

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Speaker(s):

Prof. Wang Gungwu, Chairman of the Governing Board, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Date:
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Time:
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Venue:

Lobby, Oei Tiong Ham Building,
NUS Bukit Timah Campus,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

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