What Does it Mean to be Ethnically Chinese in Singapore?

What Does it Mean to be Ethnically Chinese in Singapore?

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ORGANISED BY : Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Yale-NUS College

What Does it Mean to be Ethnically Chinese in Singapore?

For the first time, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) and Yale-NUS (National University of Singapore) jointly presents What it Means to be Ethnically Chinese in Singapore? public lecture.

Join us on a cultural exploration to look at the distinctiveness of the local Chinese identity in different countries/communities around the world.


To attend in-person: https://sccc-lectureseries19mar2023.peatix.com

To attend online: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8-RxAgHrT6muxaHAEBJtQA


Speaker’s biography:

Professor Wang Gungwu

Professor Wang Gungwu has been University Professor of the National University of Singapore since 2007, and Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) since 1988.

He received his BA and MA from University of Malaya (UM) in Singapore, and PhD at the University of London (1957). His early teaching career was in the UM History Department at Singapore and at Kuala Lumpur from 1957 to 1968, and held the History Chair at UM in Kuala Lumpur from 1963 to 1968. He was appointed to the Chair of Far Eastern History at ANU, 1968 to 1986, where he was also Director of the Research of Pacific Studies, 1975-1980. From 1986 to 1995, he was Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong. In Singapore, he was Director of the East Asian Institute (EAI) from 1997 to 2007, and then Chairman of EAI from 2007 to 2018.

He is a Commander of the British Empire and Officer of the Order of Australia; Fellow and former President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities; Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Science; Member of Academia Sinica; Honorary Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Science; and was conferred the International Academic Prize, Fukuoka Asian Cultural Prize. In 2020, he was awarded the Tang Prize in Sinology and, in Singapore, the Distinguished Service Order.



Professor Scott Cook
Tan Chin Tuan Professor of Chinese Studies
Head of Studies, History
Yale-NUS College

Maximum capacity onsite per session: 300 pax


Read the transcript of Professor Wang Gungwu’s lecture: https://www.thinkchina.sg/wang-gungwu-what-does-it-mean-be-ethnically-chinese-singapore

Event Date & Time

Mar 19, 2023 - Mar 19, 2023

Start Time: 2pm
End Time: 3.30pm

Duration: 1.5 hours

Intermission: No


SCCC Auditorium, Level 9 and Zoom livestream

Event Language

Conducted in English, no subtitles

Suitable For

All ages


Free (pre-registration required)



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