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James Chen's model of giving integrates lessons from the business world. (Photo by Peter Guest)

SINGAPORE James Chen credits his unorthodox approach to philanthropy to his late father, Robert Yet-Sen Chen, who gave heavily to educational causes in Hong Kong and China.

"When he did his philanthropy, it was not just about writing the checks," Chen told the Nikkei Asian Review. "He very much cared about what it was that he was funding."

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