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Web-only Exclusives
November 30, 2000

From Our Correspondent: Hirohito and the War
A conversation with biographer Herbert Bix

From Our Correspondent: A Rough Road Ahead
Bad news for the Philippines - and some others

From Our Correspondent: Making Enemies
Indonesia needs friends. So why is it picking fights?

Asiaweek TIME AsiaNow

asians of the century

cover The results are in, and Asiaweek's editors have selected their choice for the person who by his life and work brought the greatest good to Asia over the past 100 years. The Asiaweek Asian of the century is Mohandas K. Gandhi.

But we still want to know what you think.

On the list below are the nominations for the various categories. Who was the top contributor in politics or in the arts? And which person, above all others, best captures the huge changes that Asia has gone through and the progress it has made? Let us know.

photos Select a name below to find out more about each candidate's accomplishments -- and weaknesses

Got another candidate? Let us know! Email Asiaweek at

P O L I T I C S  &  G O V E R N M E N T
Corazon Aquino Philippines
Chiang Ching-kuo
Deng Xiaoping China
Mohandas Gandhi India
Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

Lee Kuan Yew Singapore
Mao Zedong China
Park Chung Hee Korea
Pridi Banomyong Thailand
Tun Abdul Razak Malaysia
Sukarno Indonesia
Sun Yat-sen China

B U S I N E S S  &  E C O N O M I C S
Goh Keng Swee Singapore
Li Kuo-ting Taiwan
Morita Akio Japan
Amartya Sen India
Toyoda Eiji Japan
Muhammad Yunus Bangladesh
Kurosawa Akira Japan
Bruce Lee Hong Kong
Lu Xun China
Ravi Shankar India
Run Run Shaw Hong Kong
Rabindranath Tagore India

S C I E N C E  &  T E C H N O L O G Y
Rodolfo Aquino Philippines
Chang Min Chueh China/U.S.
David Ho Dai-i Taiwan/U.S.
Charles Kao Kuen China/U.S.
Noguchi Hideyo Japan/U.S.
M.S. Swaminathan India

M O R A L  &  S P I R I T U A L
Aung Sang Suu Kyi Myanmar
Bishop Carlos Belo East Timor
Dalai Lama Tibet
Mohandas Gandhi India (Asian of the Century)
Mother Teresa

Wei Jingsheng China

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