Apr 16 2021
Episode 2: China-Southeast Asia relations: A history of cooperation
China and Southeast Asia have been interacting with each other for nearly 2,000 years now. Theirs is a relationship characterised by extensive maritime trade, transmission of religious ideas, mutual respect, and occasional conflict. To understand what future might hold, and to place the present state of affairs in a larger context, it is imperative that we understand our past and how it has segued into our present. To help us do so, we have with us the pre-eminent historian of China and Southeast Asia, Professor Wang Gungwu. Please join Professor Gungwu's conversation with Kishore Mahbubani, as they deftly condense 2,000 years of China-Southeast Asia relations and analyse how this impacts the present.