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Wang, Gungwu

Overview
Works: 295 works in 919 publications in 2 languages and 24,109 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Contributor, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS597.2, 959.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gungwu Wang
Malaysia, a survey by Gungwu Wang( Book )

31 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China and the world since 1949 : the impact of independence, modernity, and revolution by Gungwu Wang( Book )

20 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinese overseas : from earthbound China to the quest for autonomy by Gungwu Wang( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Chinese overseas now number 25 to 30 million, yet the 2,000-year history of Chinese attempts to venture abroad and the underlying values affecting that migration have never before been presented in a broad overview. Despite centuries of prohibition against leaving the land and traveling and settling overseas, the "earthbound" Chinese - first traders, then peasants and workers - eventually found new sources of livelihood abroad. The practice of sojourning, being always temporarily away from home, was the answer the Chinese overseas found to deal with imperial and orthodox concerns
Essays on the sources for Chinese history by Donald Leslie( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iraq War and its consequences : thoughts of Nobel Peace laureates and eminent scholars by Irwin Abrams( Book )

17 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Iraq War and its Consequences is the first and only book that brings together more than 30 Nobel Peace laureates and eminent scholars to offer opinions, analyses and insights on the war that has drawn both widespread opposition and strong support. In
Anglo-Chinese encounters since 1800 : war, trade, science, and governance by Gungwu Wang( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese encounters with the British were more than merely those between two great powers. There was the larger canvas of the Empire and Commonwealth where the two peoples traded and interacted. In China, officials and merchants had to place the British beside other enterprising foreign peoples who were equally intent on influencing developments there. There were also Chinese who encountered the British in personal ways, and individual British who ventured into a 'vast unknown' with its deep history. Wang Gungwu's book, based on lectures linking China and the Chinese with imperial Britain, examines the possibilities in, as well as the limits of, their encounters. It takes the story beyond the cliches of opium, fighting, and the diplomatic skills needed to fend off rivals and enemies, and probes some areas of more intimate encounters, not least the beginnings of a wider English-speaking future
Global history and migrations by Gungwu Wang( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether it is Turkish gastarbeiter in Germany, Japanese Nisei in Seattle, Filipinos in Kuwait, or Haitians in Brooklyn, the costs and benefits of human mobility on such a wide and rapid scale are hotly debated. Global History and Migrations, the second volume of the Global History series, explores the historical background of this issue by focusing on recent history, a time when human movements have been at their most dynamic. This book provides a rich, cross-cultural foundation for a more enlightened understanding of migration and its role in the unfolding shape of global history
Hong Kong's transition : a decade after the deal( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Sino-British Joint Declaration was signed in 1984, no one could have foreseen the rocky course of political events that was to follow. On the tenth anniversary of the historical agreement, the University of Hong Kong organized the first 'Hong Kong Lectures' series to assess the developments of the past decade, and to consider future prospects. This book is a collection of those ten provocative talks
China's political economy by Gungwu Wang( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1997 was truly an eventful year for China, with many momentous happenings. In February of that year Deng Xiaoping passed away, thus marking the end of an era, the post-Deng Chinese leadership under Jiang Zeming had to mobilise great efforts to ensure the smooth resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong on June 30. This was then followed by intensive preparation for the holding of the 15th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in September, which set national priorities for China's medium- and long-term development as well as decided on the core team of younger leaders responsible for leading China into the 21st century
Interpreting China's development by Gungwu Wang( Book )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Interpreting China's Development, leading experts on China provide an overview of this growing superpower, highlighting key issues in the country's political, economic and social development. Underpinned by up-to-date scholarly research yet written in a readable and concise style, this volume of over 40 short chapters offers a very accessible way to understanding the major events and dominant issues that had emerged in China over the last few decades. The essays are grouped under four thematic sections - challenges of governance, growth and structural changes, coping with rising social problems and relations with major powers and neighbours -covering salient topics such as the emerging mode of leadership succession, sustainability of China's high growth, widening inequalities, environmental crisis and the external impact of China's rise. Non-specialists in particular, should find this volume useful in keeping up with China's fast changing developments
China : two decades of reform and change by Gungwu Wang( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume serves as a convenient handbook for both scholars and laymen to have a good overview of China's major developments and transformation in the political, economic, legal and social spheres since 1978. Such a review would be useful for appreciating the enormous problems that will challenge China in its next phase of transition."--Jacket
Joining the modern world : inside and outside China by Gungwu Wang( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the past century, all kinds of Chinese people seemed to have tried to be "modern". At the same time, the standards of modernity have been set elsewhere and they seem always to be higher than what has been achieved. That makes most Chinese work harder, but some may well wonder if standards rise so that China will always get a poor report card at the end of each year. The ongoing drama of Chinese people seeking to be modern has been enacted in different parts of the world. There are interesting differences among these Chinese, depending on where they have been living. The general trend, howev
China and the new international order by Gungwu Wang( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores China's place in the 'new international order', from both the international perspective and from the perspective within China. It discusses how far the new international order, as viewed by the US and with the US seeing itself as the single dominant power, applies to China
Reform, legitimacy and dilemmas : China's politics and society by Gungwu Wang( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How has China's post-Deng leadership governed the country? How have the changing social and political environments shifted the bases of political legitimacy? What strategies has Jiang Zemin adopted to cope with new circumstances in order to strengthen his leadership? What are the challenges these new reform measures have generated for the leadership? And how have domestic concerns constrained the leadership's intention in China's foreign relations? These are some of the questions which this volume attempts to address. The authors agree that Jiang Zemin is not a man without any political initiative. He has struggled to establish his own style of leadership, and to strengthen the legitimacy of his leadership by setting forth new rules and institutions for political games and by finding new measures to cope with new challenges. This collection of articles shows the success Jiang and his colleagues have had in strengthening their leadership; how the different reform measures have strengthened Jiang's rule; and how the ongoing reform has created new challegnes for his regime
Nation-building : five Southeast Asian histories( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book addresses questions such as: how should historians treat the earlier pasts of each country and the nationalism that guided the nation-building tasks? Where did political culture come in, especially when dealing with modern challenges of class, secularism and ethnicity? What part do external or regional pressures play when the nations are still being built? The authors have thought deeply about the issues of writing nation-building histories and have tried to put them not onl
Power and identity in the Chinese world order : festschrift in honour of professor Wang Gungwu by Gungwu Wang( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China and Southeast Asia : myths, threats, and culture by Gungwu Wang( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The re-emergence of China as a political force has triggered sharp reassessments of its future role in the Asia-Pacific region. There has been much hyperbole about China's economic power, especially if it is linked with the entrepreneurial talents of the ubiquitous Chinese spread around the globe. Some countries have been encouraged to sound warning bells about China's future ambitions to dominate the region
Changing identities of the Southeast Asian Chinese since World War II by Gungwu Wang( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided China : preparing for reunification, 883-947 by Gungwu Wang( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The military governors -- Fighting to centralize power -- New dynasty and failed restoration -- The control of the provinces -- North China and the Khitan invasion -- A new structure of power
China : development and governance by Gungwu Wang( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China has achieved significant socio-economic progress and has become a key player on the international stage after several decades of open-door and reform policy. Looking beyond China's transformation, this book focusses on the theme of governance which is widely regarded as the next most critical element to ensure that China's growth remains sustainable. Today, China is confronted with a host of pressing challenges that call for urgent attention. These include the need to rebalance and restructure the economy, the widening income gaps, the poor integration of migrant populations in the urban areas, insufficient public housing and healthcare coverage, the seeming lack of political reforms and the degree of environmental degradation. In the foreign policy arena, China is likewise under pressure to do more to address global concerns while not appearing to be overly aggressive. The next steps that China takes would have a great deal to do with governance, in terms of how it tackles or fails to address the myriad of challenges, both domestic and foreign. China: Development and Governance, with 57 short chapters in total, is based on up-to-date scholarly research written in a readable and concise style. Besides China's domestic developments, it also covers China's external relations with the United States, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Non-specialists, in particular, should find this volume accessible and useful in keeping up with fast-changing developments in East Asia
 
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The Iraq War and its consequences : thoughts of Nobel Peace laureates and eminent scholarsAnglo-Chinese encounters since 1800 : war, trade, science, and governanceGlobal history and migrationsHong Kong's transition : a decade after the dealChina's political economyInterpreting China's developmentChina : two decades of reform and changeJoining the modern world : inside and outside China