About Dong Wang

Dong WANG specializes in U.S.-China relations, modern and contemporary China, Chinese foreign relations, and China and the world. She is a naturalized American citizen with bases in the Boston area, Mass., Northwest Germany, and Shanghai. Dr. Wang is distinguished professor of history and director of the Wellington Koo Institute for Modern China in World History at Shanghai University (since 2016), a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and an elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. A recipient of fellowships respectively from the Pew Charitable Trusts (1993-98) and the European Institute for Chinese Studies Paris/L'Institut d'études avancées de Paris (2020-21) and director of a 2014-15 U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities program, she has been a research associate at the Fairbank Center of Harvard University since 2002. She conducts original research in Chinese, English, French, German, and Japanese. Books in English that she single-authored are: Longmen's Stone Buddhas and Cultural Heritage: When Antiquity Met Modernity in China (2020), The United States and China: A History from the Eighteenth Century to the Present (2013, winner of The American Library Association's "Choice Top 25 Outstanding Academic Titles"; 2nd and rev. ed. 2021), Managing God's Higher Learning: U.S.-China Cultural Encounter and Canton Christian College (Lingnan University), 1888-1952 (2007), and China's Unequal Treaties: Narrating National History (2005). Among other edited works, she edited "The United States, Asia, and the Pacific, 1815-1919," which was published in The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Guide: An Annotated Bibliography of American Foreign Relations since 1600 (2017, rev. ed. 2021).

Dong Wang is distinguished professor of history and director of the Wellington Koo Institute for Modern China in World History at Shanghai University (since 2016), a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and an elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

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