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Ming Wan

Professor, Associate Dean Schar School Program Faculties
Ming Wan



Research Hall Room 340, MSN: 3F4
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

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Ming Wan is Professor and Associate Dean at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. His Ph.D. was from the Government Department, Harvard University. He has held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard from the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies and the Pacific Basin Research Center, and has been a visiting research scholar at Tsukuba University and a George Washington University-Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Luce Fellow in Asian Policy Studies. He was a visiting professor at Keio University of Japan in 2010-2012. He has authored The Political Economy of East Asia: Wealth and Power, 2nd ed. (Northampton, MA.: Edward Elgar, 2020); The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: The Construction of Power and the Struggle for the East Asian International Order (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); Understanding Japan-China Relations: Theories and Issues (World Scientific, 2016); The China Model and Global Political Economy: Comparison, Impact, and Interaction (Routledge, 2014); The Political Economy of East Asia: Striving for Wealth and Power (CQ Press, October 2008); Sino-Japanese Relations: Interaction, Logic, and Transformation (Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Stanford University Press, 2006); Human Rights in Chinese Foreign Relations: Defining and Defending National Interests (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001) and Japan Between Asia and the West: Economic Power and Strategic Balance (M.E. Sharpe, 2001). He has also published in journals such as Asian SurveyChinese Journal of International PoliticsHuman Rights QuarterlyOrbisPacific AffairsPacific Review, and International Studies Quarterly and in edited volumes. His current research interests include International Relations theory, Sino-Japanese relations, and the political economy of East Asia security.

Areas of Research:

  • East Asia
  • Foreign Policy
  • International Development
  • Political Economy of East Asia
  • International Relations
  • International Relations Theory
  • Political Economy
  • Political Economy of Security
  • Sino-Japanese Relations
  • U.S.-China strategic rivalry