Q. Edward WANG

History Department
Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ 08028
856-256-4500 x 3990
E-MAIL: wangq@rowan.edu

(my latest book)

Teaching & Research Interest

I am a cultural and intellectual historian and author of several books on global and Chinese history. I teach courses on Chinese and Japanese histories as well as Historical Methods and Western Civilization. My research focuses on the interplay of traditional and modern elements in the changes of history and historical study in East Asia from comparative and cross-cultural perspective. Of my English publications are Inventing China through History: the May Fourth Approach to Historiography (2001) which discusses the influence of nationalism and scientism in the transformation of historical writing in modern China. Since then I have coauthored Mirroring the Past: The Use and Writing of History in Imperial China (2005), which was Choice's Outstanding Academic Title in 2006, and A Global History of Modern Historiography (2008), which has been translated into Chinese, German, Greek and Russian. Most recently, I published Chopsticks: A Cultural and Culinary History (2015), which is the first one in English on the subject. I was chair of the History Department between 1998 and 2007, whereas now I coordinate the Asian Studies Program. I am also a Changjiang Professor at Beijing University in China and secretary general of the International Commission for the History and Theory of Historiography.

Curriculum Vitae