Home is Where We Are

WANG GUNGWU is an emeritus professor at the Australian National University and a university professor at the National University of Singapore.

MARGARET WANG was educated at the University of Malaya, Homerton College, Cambridge, and the Australian National University. She was head of the English Department at the Malayan Teachers College.

NUS Press (First Edition, 2021)
300 pages including Appendix and Index


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Home is Where We Are is Wang Gungwu’s account of his university education in Singapore and the United Kingdom, and the early years of his career as an academic in Malaysia capture the excitement, the ambition, and the choices of a generation that saw it their responsibility to build the new nations of Southeast Asia. The exploration of the emotional and intellectual journey towards the formation of identity, treasured by readers of Wang’s Home is Not Here, extends in this volume into an appreciation of love, family life, and the life of the mind.

The reader also sees these years from Margaret’s perspective, her own fascinating family story, and her early impressions of this young bearded poet. Wise and moving, this is a fascinating reflection on identity and belonging, and on the ability of the individual to find a place amidst the historical currents that have shaped Asia.

Weight0.611 kg
Dimensions23.5 × 15.7 × 3.3 cm






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