Chi Wang

Chi Wang


1932 – 2024

Dr. Chi Wang was a Professor of History at Georgetown University from 1969 until his passing. His areas of expertise included contemporary China and U.S.-China relations.

Dr. Wang contributed to the establishment of Georgetown University’s Ph.D. program in Asian History. Since 1972, Dr. Wang acted as an advisor for graduate students majoring in U.S.-China relations. Dr. Wang was also responsible for the development of the Chinese collection at the Library of Congress over the past thirty years. The Library of Congress holds the largest and most comprehensive collection on Asia within the U.S., and is America’s most important center on traditional and contemporary China. The collection now has over one million volumes and is the largest of its kind outside of China. It has frequently been consulted by government agencies, the academic community, and corporate researchers.

Dr. Wang received his high school, college, and graduate education in the United States. He received his Ph.D. degree from Georgetown University in 1969. In 1995, Dr. Wang and a number of prominent American diplomats co-founded the U.S.-China Policy Foundation. Dr. Wang served as the Foundation’s co-chair and president. In addition, Dr. Wang produced China Forum, a weekly talk show on U.S.-China relations that was broadcasted locally on public television from 1990 on. Dr. Wang was also the founder and publisher of the Washington Journal of Modern China. He wrote numerous publications on contemporary China and U.S.-China relations.

Dr. Wang served as the honorary consultant to the White House relating to U.S.-China trade issues during the Carter Administration and the first Bush administration. He was also one of the co-founders of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR) in 1966. Dr. Wang was also an honorary consultant to the Committee for the Scholarly Communication with the People’s Republic of China of the National Academy of Science.

Dr. Wang represented the U.S. government in 1972 in negotiations to establish cultural exchange projects with the Chinese government in Beijing. As a result, many cultural and educational programs were carried out in subsequent years.

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