Kishore Mahbubani to Speak at CCG on "The Asian 21st Century"
Introduction to the veteran Singaporean diplomat's book - now available in China.
The Center for China and Globalization (CCG) is privileged to have facilitated the recent release of the Chinese-language edition of The Asian 21st Century, authored by veteran Singaporean diplomat Kishore Mahbubani and published by CITIC Press Group in China.
This book consists of essays written by Mahbubani that explore the challenges and dilemmas faced by the West and Asia in an increasingly interdependent world village and intensifying geopolitical environment.
The English-language edition is part of the "China and Globalization" series edited by Henry Huiyao Wang and Mable Lu Miao. Offered as an open-access book by CCG, it tallied over 3 million downloads so far, after its release on January 1, 2022.
Kishore Mahbubani is a veteran diplomat, student of philosophy, and has published many books. Mahbubani is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. He has been privileged to enjoy two distinct careers, in diplomacy (1971 to 2004) and in academia (2004 to 2019). In diplomacy, he was with the Singapore Foreign Service for 33 years (1971 to 2004), serving twice as Singapore's Ambassador to the UN and chaired UN Security Council meetings during two Singaporean presidencies in January 2001 and May 2002.
Mr. Mahbubani entered academia in 2004, when he was appointed the Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS. Mahbubani writes and speaks prolifically on the rise of Asia, geopolitics, and global governance. His works include Has China Won? Can Asians Think?, Has the West Lost?, The New Asian Hemisphere, The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World, Beyond the Age of Innocence, and The ASEAN Miracle: A Catalyst for Peace (co-authored with Jeffery Sng). His books and articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, and Foreign Affairs have earned him global recognition as "the muse of the Asian century." He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019.
The Center for China and Globalization (CCG) will co-host a book launch event with CITIC Press, during which Kishore Mahbubani, Henry Huiyao Wang, and the publisher’s General Manager will discuss the book and other current events.
Mike Liu, Vice President of CCG
9:35-9:45 Welcome Speech
Wei Chen, General Manager of CITIC Press Group
Huiyao Wang, President of CCG
9:45-10:10 Book release
Kishore Mahbubani, Former Singaporean Ambassador to the UN and Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
The event will be broadcasted domestically and internationally (on CCG’s YouTube channel) between 9:30-11:00 (GMT+8) Wednesday, July 19.