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Yafeng Xia

Public Policy Fellow


    June 1, 2016 — December 29, 2016

    Professional affiliation

    Professor of History, Long Island University

    Wilson Center Projects

    "A Purported Friendship: Mao Zedong, Kim Il Sung and the Myth of Sino-North Korean Relations, 1949-1976”

    Full Biography

    Professor of History at Long Island University in New York and Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Studies of China’s Neighboring Countries and Regions at East China Normal University in Shanghai. A former Wilson Center fellow and public policy scholar, he is the author of Negotiating with the Enemy: U.S.-China Talks during the Cold War, 1949-72 (2006), and co-author of Mao and the Sino-Soviet Partnership, 1945-1959: A New History, with Zhihua Shen (2015),  A Misunderstood Friendship: Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, and Sino-North Korean Relations, 1949–1976, with Zhihua Shen (2018), and Mao and the Sino–Soviet Split, 1959-1973: A New Historywith Danhui Li (2018).