OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD
Professor WANG Gungwu
PhD (London), MA, BA (Hons) (University of Malaya)
Director, East Asian Institute
I am always interested in things around me, how could I not be an insider? But as an outsider, I do see things slightly more objectively, this is a pattern of my life.
- Eminent South-east Asian historian.
- Leading scholar and prolific author of the Chinese diaspora and Chinese identity.
- Internationally-respected China expert.
- Faculty Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences since 1997;
- Distinguished Professorial Fellow, Institute of South-east Asian Studies, 1996-2002.
Service to Community and Nation
- Chairman, Board of Trustees, Institute of South-east Asian Studies since 2002;
- Member, Board of Governors, Institute of Policy Studies since 2002;
- Chairman, The Advisory Committee on Chinese Programmes since 2002;
- Vice-Chairman, Board of Governors, Chinese Heritage Centre since 2001;
- Member, Board of Governors, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University since 1998;
- Advisor, National Heritage Board since 1999;
- President, Tan Kah Kee International Society since 1996;
- Chairman, Institute of East Asian Political Economy, 1996-1997.
Standing in International Academia
- Member, China Research Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London since 2002;
- Board Member, Social Science Research Council, New York since 1999;
- Honorary Research Fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing since 1996;
- Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1994;
- Member, Academia Sinica, Taiwan since 1993;
- Emeritus Professor, Australian National University since 1988;
- Vice-Chancellor, Hong Kong University, 1986-1995;
- President, Australian Academy of the Humanities 1980-1983;
- Director, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, 1975-1980;
- Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford University, 1974-1975;
- Senior Visiting Fellow, University of London, 1972;
- Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities since 1971;
- Member, Editorial Board, or Advisory Editor of many international journals including Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, The China Journal, Japanese Journal of Political Science, and Asian Studies.
Awards and Accolades
- delivered the Herb Feith lecture, Monash University, 2004;
- delivered the Smuts Commonwealth Lectures, University of Cambridge, 2000;
- delivered the Edwin Reischauer Lectures, Harvard University, 1997;
- Academic Prize, Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes, 1994
to enjoy "being kept young" working with the younger generation of academics.