Asian of the Century

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Asian of the Century is a centurial issue of the 20th century held by American AsianWeek magazine and CNN in 1999 that features and profiles Asian persons who have topped their respective fields. Those people featured are considered as "The person who contributed most to the betterment of Asia in the past 100 years'".[1] Mahatma Gandhi was declared as the "Asian of the Century".

The Big Five[edit]

The Big Five are:


There was a long list of runners-up, such as Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941), Amartya Sen, Bruce Lee (1940–1973), Chang Min Chueh (1919–1991), Gregory Pincus, M.S. Swaminathan, Rodolfo Aquino, Goh Keng Swee, Li Kuo-ting, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Muhammad Yunus, Mother Teresa (1910–1997), the 14th Dalai Lama, Mohammad Ali Jinnah (1876–1948), Mahathir Mohamad, Mao Zedong (1893–1976), Corazon Aquino, and Lee Kuan Yew.[7]

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