Dong WANG is distinguished university professor of history, director of the Wellington Koo Institute for Modern China in World History at Shanghai University, and has been a research associate at the Fairbank Center of Harvard University since 2002. A director of a 2014-15 U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities program, Dr. Wang currently serves on seven international editorial boards including for the U.S.-based Association for Asian Studies, American Foreign Relations Since 1600: A Guide to the Literature, and the Journal of American-East Asian Relations. Among previous positions spanning North America and Europe, she was professor and executive director of the East-West Institute of International Studies (2006-2009), director of the Centre for Asian Studies (2009-2013), and president of the Historical Society of Twentieth-Century China (2012-14).
In october 2020, she joins the RFIEA program of Chinese studies (EURICS).
China and the world, diplomacy, U.S.-China relations, cultural heritage, modern and contemporary China, Chinese foreign relations, and Christianity in China.
Since the publication of her book The United States and China: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2013, xi + pp. 377) in January 2013, a revision is called for. The most noteworthy change has been the strategic repositioning at all levels, great power rivalry on a global scale, and the shifting roles of the United States and China in domestic, regional and global affairs.
As with its predecessor, the second, revised edition of The United States and China: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present will take a long-term and comprehensive view of the trends, patterns, and lessons to be extracted from the two hundred and forty years of interaction between the United States and China within a global context, always with an eye to the future.