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Hongying Wang is an associate professor of political science at the University of Waterloo. She holds a BA from Peking University and a PhD from Princeton University. She teaches courses on international political economy, international business and development, politics and Asia, Chinese politics, China and global governance. Her research explores the interaction between structural and ideational forces, and between the domestic and the international in world politics and political economy. She has written a book on the institutional dynamics of foreign direct investment in China (Oxford University Press) and a number of academic journal articles and book chapters on global governance, Chinese politics, political economy, and foreign relations. In addition to her research and teaching, Professor Wang has been an active contributor to various public education programs. She has been a fellow and an advisor of the “public intellectual program” of the National Committee on US-China Relations. She has appeared on various TV and radio programs, including the News Hour, C-SPAN, and NPR.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • Residential Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2005-2006
  • Junior Scholar Grant, the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, 2005-2006
  • Fellow, Public Intellectuals Program, National Committee on United States-China Relations, 2005-2007
  • Visiting Research Fellowship, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, 2000


  • Wang, Hongying and Domenico Lombardi (eds). 2015. “Enter the Dragon: China in the International Financial System”. Waterloo: Center for International Governance Innovation.
  • Wang, Hongying and Erik French. 2014. “China’s Participation in Global Economic Governance”. Asian Economic Policy Review. 9 (2): 254-271.
  • Wang, Hongying. 2014. “The Limits of the Exchange Rate Weapon in Addressing China’s Role in Global Imbalance”. The Great Wall of money : power and politics in China’s international monetary relations. Edited by Eric Helleiner and Jonathan Kirshner.
    Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press.
  • Wang, Hongying. 2014. “The Political Economy of Exchange Rates in East Asia”. Handbook of the International Political Economy of Monetary Relations. Edited by Thomas Oatley and W. Kindred Winecoff. 241-262.Edward Elgar.
  • Zhongying, Pang and Hongying Wang. 2013. “Debating International Institutions and Global Governance: The Missing Chinese IPE Contribution”. Review of International Political Economy. 20 (6): 1189-1214.
  • Wang, Hongying and Erik French. 2013. “Middle Range Powers in Global Governance”. Third World Quarterly. 34 (6): 985-999.
  • Wang, Hongying and Erik French. 2013. “China’s Participation in Global Governance in Comparative Perspective”. Asia Policy.
    15: 89-114.
  • Wang, Hongying. 2011. “Global Civil Society and the Third Sector in China”. Transnational Transfers and Global Development.
    Edited by Stuart Brown. 101-124. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Wang, Hongying. 2010. “China’s Image Projection and Its Impact”. Soft Power in China. Edited by Jian Wang. 37-56. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Wang, Hongying. 2010. “The Cultural Dimension of China’s Integration with the International Community”. China and International Relations The Chinese View and the Contribution of Wang Gungwu. Edited by Yongnian Zheng. 203-220. London: Routledge.
  • Wang, Hongying and James N Rosenau. 2009. “China and Global Governance”. Asian Perspective. 33 (3): 5-39.
  • Wang, Hongying. 2008. “Zhao Ziyang’s Visions: Victims of Political Turmoil or Seeds of a Democratic Future?”. Zhao Ziyang and China’s Political Future. Edited by Guoguang Wu and Helen Lansdowne. 17-31. London: Routledge.
  • Wang, Hongying and Yeh-Chung Lu. 2008. “The Conception of Soft Power and Its Policy Implications: A Comparative Study of China and Taiwan”. Journal of Contemporary China. 17 (56):425-447.
  • Wang, Hongying. 2007. “China’s Changing Approach to Sustainable Development”. Development. 50 (3):36-43.
  • Wang, Hongying. 2007. “‘Linking Up With the International Track’: What’s in a Slogan?”. China Quarterly. 189 :1-23.
  • Associate Professor, Political Science
  • University of Waterloo

  • Hagey Hall 301

  • 519-888-4567 | Ext. 32143

  • Chinese, English

Global Political Economy / Waterloo Political Economy Group (WatPEG)
Multilateral Institutions
  • Ph.D. Princeton University, 1996
  • M.A. Princeton University, 1992
  • M.A. Ohio University, 1990
  • B.A. Peking University, 1987

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