President & Co-Chair
U.S. China Policy Foundation
Dr. Chi Wang has been a Professor of History at Georgetown University since 1969. His areas of expertise include 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 has acted as an advisor for graduate students majoring in U.S.-China relations. Dr. Wang has also been 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 is currently serving as the Foundation’s co-chair and president. In addition, Dr. Wang has produced China Forum, a weekly talk show on U.S.-China relations that has been broadcasted locally on public television since 1990. Dr. Wang is also the founder and publisher of the Washington Journal of Modern China. He has written numerous publications on contemporary China and U.S.-China relations.
Dr. Wang has 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.