Dr Y.S. Yow was active in Chung Wah Association
He was the editor of Chung Wah news for several years, when
he wrote numerous editorials and articles about the Chinese
community in Western Australia. His writings reveal a deep
understanding of the Chinese migrants in multi-cultural
Australia, in particular their position as a minority group.
His considered opinions were well received and respected.
He was also the chairperson of the Chung Wah Chinese
community language schools. Through his work in the Western
Australian Ethnic School council, Dr Yow acquired a good
appreciation of the teaching of the Chinese language to both
Chinese and non Chinese children in our community.
He has served as our representative in the “Western
Australian Ethnic Community Council” which collectively
represents various ethnic groups in Western Australia. In
this role, he gained a good insight into the contribution of
ethnic communities to the development of Australia.
I understand that Dr Yow was also the founding chairman of
the “Perth-Nanjing Friendship City” committee, initiated by
the City of Perth to foster friendship between the two
cities. Chung Wah Association was represented on this
Dr Yow was the author of the “Chinese people” for the
“Living in Harmony” seminars, run by the Western Australian
Chinese Chamber of Commerce to promote community
Dr Yow’s latest publication, The Chinese Dimension: Their
Roots, Mindset, Psyche, provides useful and valuable
information on the Chinese people, their history, culture
and mindset. I am confident that it would serve as a
valuable source of information for both the Chinese as well
as the wider Australian community, in particular the younger
generation. On behalf of the Chung Wah Association I would
like to congratulate Dr Yow on yet another mile-stone
achievement in his relentless and illustrious contribution
towards the goal of building a truly multicultural
Richard W C Tan
President, Chung Wah Association,
Message from Mr. Wilson Wu
President, Western Australia Chinese Chamber
of Commerce and Industry
I have known Dr Yit Seng Yow for over ten years. He is a
professional who has shown an interest in China, an author
in Chinese culture. He is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and
English and has a good understanding of the intricacies of
Chinese thinking and business etiquette.
Dr Yow has been contributing in many ways to the Western
Australian Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s numerous
activities. He was the author of “The Chinese People”, based
on which the Chamber organised seminars, as part of the
“Living in Harmony” program. He also sits on our “China
Desk” committee and assists in promoting trade and
investment opportunities between China and Western
Our Chamber is emerging as a significant “resource” for
Western Australian businesses tapping into China’s huge and
rapidly growing economy. It is therefore vital that
entrepreneurs dealing with China have a good understanding
of Chinese culture.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone intending to do
business with China or overseas Chinese in this region. I am
sure you will find this a most useful and enjoyable journey!
Our heartiest congratulations to Dr Yow on the successful
launch of this book.
15 September 2004
A Prominent Ethnic Chinese in Australia
This book is a most useful source of information on things
Chinese and should be of great interest to those seeking to
understand Chinese Culture. It is highly recommended.
Congratulations and all the best.
Dr Eric Tan