Proficient Multilingualism is the future

By Ooi Kee Beng

November 2014 EDITORIAL
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Let’s get serious about global communication.In the Age of Nationalism, which is what we continue to live in, we tend to forget that communication between peoples requires a range of compromises, not least of all in the use of language, in the use of concepts, in daily experience even, and in the ethnocentrism inherent in all of us.A dialogue between a Malaysian and an Indonesian, as one between a Swede and a Norwegian, may require very li le departure from...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: