Wang Feng Appointed Director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center and Senior Fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center

Wang Feng, one of the world’s leading experts on demographic and social change in China, joined the Brookings Institution last month as the new director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy in Beijing, China. Wang will also serve as a senior fellow in Brookings’s Foreign Policy program, the Global Economy and Development program, and the John L. Thornton China Center. Wang comes to Brookings from the University of California, Irvine, where he served as chairman of the university’s Department of Sociology.

Wang is widely recognized as is one of the world’s foremost scholars of contemporary Chinese society, with much of his recent research focusing on the massive demographic and social transformations that have accompanied China’s rapid economic development. His work has touched on some of the most challenging and important issues China now faces in particular the social, economic and political ramifications of the country’s declining fertility rates in conjunction with its three-decades long one child policy.

Born in China, Wang has been at UC Irvine since 1996. He received his B.A. degree in economics from Hebei University in China and holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in sociology from the University of Michigan. Over the years, his in-depth field research on China has been published extensively in both English and Chinese.

Having met Professor Feng when he taught at UCIrvine, I look forward to his continued insights and reports from the economic front in China.

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