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Hongying Wang is an associate professor of political science at the University of Waterloo and a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). She holds a BA from Peking University and a PhD from Princeton University. She teaches courses on Chinese political economy, Chinese politics, China and global governance, and Global South. Her research explores the interaction between structural and ideational forces, and between the domestic and the international in world politics and political economy. She is the author of Weak State, Strong Networks: The Institutional Dynamics of Foreign Direct Investment in China and co-editor (with Domenico Lombardi) of Enter the Dragon: China in the International Financial System. Her research has also been published in numerous academic journal articles, book chapters, and policy papers. In addition to her research and teaching, Professor Wang has been an active contributor to various public education programs. She has been a fellow of the “Public Intellectuals Program” of the National Committee on US-China Relations. She has appeared on various TV and radio programs, including C-SPAN, CBC, NPR, PBS, and TVO.

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

Recent Publications

  • Wang, Hongying. 2019. “The NDB and the AIIB: China’s Ambiguous Approach to Global Financial Governance.Development and Change 50 (1): 221-244.
  • Helleiner, Eric and Hongying Wang. 2018. “Beyond the Tributary Tradition of Chinese IPE: The Indigenous Roots of Early Chinese Economic Nationalism.” , The Chinese Journal of International Politics 11 (4): 451–483.
  • Helleiner, Eric and Hongying Wang. 2018.“Limits to the BRICS Challenge: Credit Rating Reform and Institutional Innovation in Global Finance.” Review of International Political Economy October.
  • Wang, Hongying and XueYing Hu. 2017. “China’s Outgoing Investment and Corporate Social Responsibility: Preliminary Evidence of the ‘Boomerang Effect’.” Journal of Contemporary China 26(108): 820-833.
  • Wang, Hongying. 2017. “New Multilateral Development Banks: Opportunities and Challenges for Global Governance.” Global Policy 8(1): 113–118.
  • Wang, Hongying. 2015. “The Missing Link in Sino-Latin American Relations.” Journal of Contemporary China 24(95): 922-942.
  • Wang, Hongying and Erik French. 2014. “China’s Participation in Global Economic Governance.” Asian Economic Policy Review 9(2): 254-271.
  • Pang, Zhongying 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.” Asian Policy 15: 89-114.
  • 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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