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. Mahatma Gandhi was declared as the "Asian of the Century".


Those people featured are considered as "The person who contributed most to the betterment of Asia in the past 100 years'".[1]

The Big Five[edit]

The Big Five are:


There is a long list of run-ups, including 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, Muhammad Yunus, Mother Teresa (1910–1997), Dalai Lama, Mohammad Ali Jinnah (1876–1948), Mahathir Mohamad, Mao Zedong (1893–1976), Corazon Aquino, Lee Kuan Yew, and so on.[7]

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