Since 2011, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has partnered with East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, to host several scholars from across China each year through the ECNU-Wilson Center Cold War Studies Initiative.

A natural outgrowth of the longstanding, close relationship between the Wilson Center's flagship Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) and ECNU's Cold War International Studies Center, the goal of the initiative is to further scholarly research and exchanges on the Cold War in general and on the Cold War-era history of the US-China relationship in particular, with a view towards deepening mutual understanding and cooperation between the People's Republic of China and the United States.

HAPP Director Christian F. Ostermann and ECNU-Wilson Center Cold War Studies Initiative adviser Yafeng Xia recently welcomed the 2018 class of scholars, who are in residence at the Wilson Center conducting the following research projects:

  • Wanjun Jian - The U.S.-Philippines Military Base Negotiations, 1955-1956
  • Tao Chen - Countering the Embargo: Sino-West German Trade in the 1950s
  • Jian Tang - The Crisis of American World Order