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Dr. Dong WANG
Director and Professor of Contemporary Chinese History
Centre for East Asian Studies
University of Turku in Finland
Dr. Dong WANG is professorial senior fellow of the Centre for Global Cooperation Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany.
Although her research interests cover a wide range, Professor Wang’s specialist area is the interaction between China and the outside world – as exhibited in the fields of maritime trade, Chinese worldview, global governance, intellectual property rights, international organizations, nationalism, treaties, international law, charities, environment, urban development, disaster management, state and society, heritage, art, Christianity, higher education, the economy, and United States-China relations.
During the last two decades, she has worked in North America, Asia, and Europe as professor of modern and contemporary Chinese history, executive director of the East-West Institute of International Studies, and director of the Centre for East Asian Studies. She is also research associate of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University and vice president of the Historical Society for Twentieth Century China based in the United States. She serves on the editorial board of China Information (The Netherlands), The Journal of Current Chinese Affairs (Germany), and The Journal of American-East Asian Relations (JAEAR, The United States).
Dr. Wang is the author of The United States and China: A History from the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Rowman & Littlefield, January 2013, paperback, hardcover and ebook), China’s Unequal Treaties: Narrating National History (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005, hardcover; 2008, paperback and ebook), and Managing God’s Higher Learning: U.S.-China Cultural Encounter and Canton Christian College (Lingnan University), 1888-1952 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), and the editor of Christianity as an Issue in the History of United States-China Relations (a special volume of JAEAR, 2008) and of Restructuring Governance in Contemporary Urban China: Perspectives on State and Society (a special issue of The Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 20, no. 72, November 2011).
Based on six years of research, her book, The United States and China: A History from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, combines the best of contemporary scholarship with her own original approach and careful attention to primary sources. For further information, visit https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780742557833.
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“Chūgoku wa gunji haken kokka o mezashiteiru no ka?” [中国は軍事覇権国家を目指しているのか Is China seeking military hegemony in the Pacific?] Shūkan Kinyōbi [週刊金曜日Weekly Friday], no. 937, March 29, 2013, pp. 16-17.
The United States and China: A History from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, January 2013, pp. 390. ISBN 978-0-7425-5783-3 (hardcover, paperback and eBook).
Zhongguo de bupingdeng tiaoyue: guochi yu minzu lishi xushu [中國的不平等條約:國恥與歷史敘述 The Chinese edition of China’s Unequal Treaties: Narrating National History, co-translator and proofreader Gong Zhiwei 龔志偉] Shanghai: Fudan daxue chubanshe, 2011, vii + pp. 202.
Managing God’s Higher Learning: U. S.-China Cultural Encounter and Canton Christian College (Lingnan University), 1888-1952, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield (Lexington Books), May 2007, xiii + pp. 224. ISBN 0-7391-1935-4/ 978-0-7391-1935-8 (cloth); 0-7391-1936-2/ 978-0-7391-1936-5 (paper).
China’s Unequal Treaties: Narrating National History, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield (Lexington Books), November 2005, x + pp. 190. ISBN 0-7391-1208-2/ 978-0-7391-1208-3 (cloth); 0-7391-2806-X/ 978-0-7391-2806-0 (paper), April 2008.
Editor, book, Natural Disasters: Risk Management and Disaster Culture in China, under contract with Brill (hardcover and paperback).
Editor, “Restructuring Governance in Contemporary Urban China: Perspectives on State and Society,” a special issue of The Journal of Contemporary China 20, no. 72 (November 2011).
Editor, “Christianity as an Issue in the History of United States-China Relations,” a special volume of The Journal of American-East Asian Relations, vol. 13 (November 2008), pp. 185.
“Maritime Trade and Early Modern Chinese World View,” (10,000 words) under consideration.
"U.S.-China Trade, 1971–2012: Insights into the U.S.-China Relationship," The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 11, Issue 24, No. 4 (June 17, 2013).
“China and the World, 1900-1949,” in Tim Wright, ed., Oxford Bibliographies in Chinese Studies (New York: Oxford University Press, April 2013).
“Restructuring Governance in Contemporary Urban China: Perspectives on State and Society,” Journal of Contemporary China 20, no. 72 (November 2011): 723-733.
“China’s Trade Relations with the United States in Perspective,” Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 39, no. 3 (October 2010): 165-210.
“Internationalizing Heritage: UNESCO and China’s Longmen Grottoes,” China Information 24, no. 2 (July 2010): 123-147.
“The Advance to Higher Learning: Power, Modernization, and the Beginnings of Women’s Education at Canton Christian College,” in Pioneer Chinese Christian Women. Gender, Christianity, and Social Mobility, edited by Jessie G. Lutz, Bethlehem, Pa.: Lehigh University Press, 2010, pp. 371-392.
“From Lingnan to Pomona: Charles K. Edmunds and His Chinese-American Career,” in China’s Christian Colleges: Cross-Cultural Connections, 1900-1950, edited by Daniel Bays and Ellen Widmer, Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2009, pp. 173-191.
“Portraying Chinese Christianity: The American Press and U.S.-China Relations since the 1920s,” Journal of American-East Asian Relations 13 (November 2008): 81-119.
“Zhongguo yu shijie xiangyu: Bupingdeng tiaoyue, diguo zhuyi he minzu zhuyi,” [中國與世界相遇: 不平等條約、帝國主義和民族主義 China encountered the world: the Unequal Treaties, imperialism and nationalism] in Wang Jianlang (王建朗) and Luan Jinghe (欒景河), eds., Jindai Zhongguo, Dongya yu shijie [Modern China, East Asia, and the World], Beijing: Shehui kexue wenxian chubanshe, 2008, pp. 506-528.
“Cong Lingnan dang’an chensi Zhongmei wenhua xiangyu,” [從嶺南檔案 (1888-1952) 沉思中美文化相遇 A reflection on Sino-American cultural encounter: from the perspective of the Lingnan archives] transl. by Huang Xinglian, in Xixue yu Qingdai wenhua [西學與清代文化 Western learning and Qing culture], edited by Huang Aiping and Huang Xingtao, Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 2007, pp. 127-145.
Three entries (3,000 words) on Mao Zedong, Guangzhou, and the Qing Dynasty for Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450, 3 vols., edited by Thomas Benjamin, Detroit, Mich.: Macmillan Reference, 2006.
“Circulating American Higher Education: The Case of Lingnan University (1888-1951),” Journal of American-East Asian Relations 9, nos. 3-4 (delayed fall-winter 2000 issue, the back issue appeared in year 2006): 147-167.
“The Dissemination of International Law and the Study of the Unequal Treaties in China,” in As China Meets the World: China’s Changing Position in the International Community, edited by Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, Agnes Schick-Chen, and Sascha Klotzbücher, Vienna, Austria: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Austrian Academy of Sciences Press), 2006, pp. 169-193.
“Beiyang shiqi guojifa zai Zhongguo,” [北洋時期國際法在中國 International law in China during the Beiyang period] in Beiyang shiqi de Zhongguo waijiao [北洋時期的中國外交 Chinese diplomacy in the Beiyang era], edited by Jin Guangyao and Wang Jianlang, Shanghai: Fudan daxue chubanshe, 2006, pp. 147-156.
“Redeeming ‘A Century of National Ignominy:’ Nationalism and Party Rivalry over the Unequal Treaties, 1928-1947,” Twentieth-Century China 30, no. 2 (April 2005): 72-100.
“The Discourse of Unequal Treaties in Modern China,” Pacific Affairs 76, no. 3 (November 2003): 399-425.
“Ershi shiji ershi niandai 'bupingdeng tiaoyue' kouhao zhi jiantao,” [二十世紀二十年代“不平等條約”口號之檢討 A study of the Unequal Treaties as political symbols in the 1920s] Shixue yuekan [史學 月刊 Journal of historical science] 5 (2002): 70-77.
“Zhongying 'Makai tiaoyue' de tanpan yu qianding,” [中英《馬凱條約》的 談判與簽訂 The negotiation of the Sino-British Mackay Treaty] Xueshu yuekan [學術月刊 Academic monthly] 4 (1996): 97-102.
“Ni Weisi chuanjiao fangfa,” [倪維思傳教方法 Nevius’ missionary approach] Shijie zongjiao ziliao [世界宗教資料World religious sources] 2 (1991): 15-21. Also published in Yihetuan yu jindai Zhongguo shehui guoji taolunhui lunwenji [“義和團與近代中國社會” 國際討論會論文集 Collection of essays presented at the international symposium on the Boxer Movement and modern Chinese society], Jinan: Qilu chubanshe, 1992, pp. 526-545.
“Daoxian jingshi pai Jidujiao guan shuping,” [道咸經世派基督教觀述評 The anti-Christian expressions of the State-craft Scholars during the Daoxian period] Beifang luncong [北方論叢North China forum] 2 (1990): 91-94.
Review of John Haddad, American’s First Adventure in China: Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation (Philadelphia, Pa.: Temple University Press, 2013), The Journal of the Early Republic, May/June 2014.
Review of Odd Arne Westad, Restless Empire: China and the World since 1750 (New York: Basic Books, 2012), Twentieth-Century China, 2013.
Review of Roger B. Jeans, ed., The Marshall Mission to China, 1945-1947: The Letters and Diary of Colonel John Hart Caughey (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011), China Review International 19, no. 1 (2013): 97-99.
Review of Jonathan Goldstein, Stephen Girard’s Trade with China 1787-1824: The Norms versus the Profits of Trade (Portland, Maine: MerwinAsia, 2011), China Review International 19, no. 1 (2013):71-73.
Review of Vincent Goossaert and David A. Palmer, The Religious Question in Modern China (Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 2011), International Bulletin of Missionary Research 36, no. 4 (October 2012): 219-220.
Review of Brantly Womack, ed., China’s Rise in Historical Perspective (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010), Pacific Affairs 84, no. 3 (September 2011): 555-557.
Review of Antony Best, ed., The International History of East Asia, 1900-1968: Trade, Ideology and the Quest for Order (London: Routledge, 2010), geschichte.transnational (history.transnational, University of Leipzig, Germany), H-Soz-u-Kult (March 11, 2011), http://geschichte-transnational.clio-online.net/rezensionen/2011-1-182.
Review of Paul A. Cohen, Speaking to History: The Story of King Goujian in Twentieth-Century China (University of California Press, 2008), The Chinese Historical Review 14, no. 2 (fall 2007): 196-197.
Review of Lisa Joy Pruitt, A Looking-Glass for Ladies: American Protestant Women and the Orient in the Nineteenth Century, International Bulletin of Missionary Research 29, no. 4 (October 2005): 217.
Yihetuan yundong de qiyuan [義和團運動的起源 The Origins of the Boxer Uprising, originally written by Joseph W. Esherick, Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 1987, winner of the 1987 Fairbank Prize in East Asian History. Co-translators, Zhang Junyi 張俊義, et al.], Nanjing: Jiangsu renmin chubanshe, 1994, pp. xvii + 393.
“Menggu shijian,” [蒙古事件 The Mongolian Incident, translation of Part I of The Anti-foreign Riots in China in 1891: With an Appendix, Shanghai: North China Herald, 1892] Jindaishi ziliao [近代史資料 Sources on modern history] 82 (November 1992): 159-171.
“Ping Zhou Xirui zhu Yihetuan yundong de qiyuan,” [評周錫瑞著 《義和團的起源》Book review of Joseph W. Esherick’s The Origins of the Boxer Uprising] by Philip A. Kuhn, The Journal of Asian Studies 47, no. 3 (August 1988): 592-593] Yihetuan yanjiuhui tongxun [義和團研究會通訊 Newsletter of the Association of Boxer Movement Studies] 10 (June 1989): 1-2.
“Jinnian lai Zhongguo de Yihetuan yundong yanjiu yishu de qianyan,” [《近年來中國的義和團研究》一書的前言 Preface to Recent Studies of the Boxer Movement, ed., David Buck, Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1987] Yihetuan yanjiuhui tongxun [義和團研究會通訊Newsletter of the Association of Boxer Movement Studies] 7 (June 1988): 5-15.
Dr. Dong WANG
Centre for Global Cooperation Research
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany