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.

Click here to view a list of publications resulting from the ECNU-Wilson Center Cold War Studies Initiative.

A full list of current and past ECNU-Wilson Center Scholars, including the titles of their research projects, is provided below:

2011-2012 Cohort

Jike Zhao, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China: "The Role of the USIA in Implementing America’s Policy towards the Soviet Union: A Case Study of the Cuban Missile Crisis"

Youzhen Xu, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China: "Behind the Deadlock: The U.S., the PRC, the U.K. and the Issue of the POWs during the Korean War"

Ming Chen, Peking University, Beijing, China/Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan: "Confrontation Controlled: Sino-American Relations and the Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1962"

Yang Zhang, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China: "Militant Liberty: A Comparative Study of the Scope and Limits of the Aggressive Ideological Strategy during the Early Phase of the Cold War"

2012-2013 Cohort

Yakun Hao, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China: "The Social Integration of China during the Korean War"

Liang Song, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China: "Anglo-American Relations and Financial Assistance to Taiwan after the War"

Kui Liu, Hubei University, Wuhan, China: "America and the Origins of the CSCE"

Xiaoqin Song, Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China: "The Soviet Union and the Korean War"

Enrico Fardella, Peking University, Beijing, China: "The Relationship between Europe and People’s Republic of China during the Cold War (1969-1979)"

2013-2014 Cohort

Weizhen Zhang, Jinan University, Jinan, China: "The American Armed Forces in China"

Aming Liu, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, China: "The Evolution of China's South China Seas Policies and the United States"

Guang LiWuhan University, Wuhan, China: "U.S. Asia-Pacific Strategy and International Relations of the South China Sea"

Xiaolin Lin, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China: "The HUAC in Comparative Perspective: The Cold War and the Transformation of American Society"

Xiaochen Liu, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China: "The Korean War and the Recovery of Japan’s Economy,1950-1953"

Lan YouEast China Normal University, Shanghai, China: "The Communist Movement in Southeast Asia during the Cold War"

2014-2015 Cohort

Weigan Niu, Jiangsu Provincial College of Administration, Nanjing, China: "The Transformation of the International Structure and the Evolution of American Two-Ocean Alliances after the Cold War"

Jianwei ZhangEast China Normal University, Shanghai, China: "The FonOff Confidential Cables Leakage Incident"

Zhengyun DengCCP Central Party School, Beijing, China: “Sino-Japanese War in an International Framework”

Ning Pan, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an China, "The Civil Defense Policy of the Kennedy Administration"

Ruojing LiShanxi University, Taiyuan, China: “The Oil Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union”

Zhen Wang, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, China: “The Evolution of Israeli Nuclear Strategy”

2015-2016 Cohort

Yuan ZhangWuhan University, Wuhan, China: "Beyond Competition? Reevaluation of the US-USSR Agreement on Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas in 1972"

Chenyi Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore: "The Road to the Sino-Vietnamese War: From the American Withdrawal to the Outbreak of War"

Yuping Bai, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China: "The Cultural Cold War and U.S. Propaganda Policy towards Japanese Universities, 1945-1972"

Weizhen Zhang, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China: "The U.S. Armed Forces in East Asia and International Security, 1945-1980"

2016-2017 Cohort

Baihui Yao, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China: "U.S. Policy towards France, 1958-1969"

Linzhang Wu, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China: "American Policy toward Laos, 1954-1965"

Jin YanEast China Normal University, Shanghai, China: "The Carter Administration and South Korea"

Alsu TagirovaEast China Normal University, Shanghai, China: "The Sino-Soviet Border Negotiations (1960-1991)"

Chen Ye, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China: “America’s Response to the Soviet-Afghan War”

Jingtao Chu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China: "The San Francisco Peace Treaty and the Nansha (Spratly) Islands"