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R. Bin Wong


DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR


Contact Information

Email    WONG@HISTORY.UCLA.EDU
Office  7262 Bunche Hall
Phone  310-267-5462

R. Bin Wong, Director of the UCLA Asia Institute and Distinguished Professor of History.

Before coming to UCLA in 2004, Bin Wong served as Director of the Center for Asian Studies at UC Irvine where he was also Chancellor's Professor of History and Economics. At UCLA he is responsible for fostering collaborations with a strong Asian component across campus, nationally, and internationally. These include new inter-disciplinary initiatives spanning research, graduate training, and class room curricula in K-16 settings. Wong's own research has examined Chinese patterns of political, economic and social change, especially since eighteenth century, both within Asian regional contexts and compared with more familiar European patterns, as part of the larger scholarly efforts under way to make world history speak to contemporary conditions of globalization. Among his books, China Transformed: Historical Change and the Limits of European Experience (Cornell University Press, 1997) is the best known in its English and Chinese editions. Wong has also written or co-authored more than eighty articles published in North America, East Asia and Europe, published in Chinese, English, French, German and Japanese in journals that reach diverse audiences within and beyond academia. His most recent book, co-authored with Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, is Before and Beyond Divergence: The Politics of Economic Change in China and Europe (Harvard University Press, 2011); Chinese, French and Japanese translations are being made. He has been a visiting professor and researcher at institutions in China, France, Japan, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Since 2009 he has been a Distinguished Guest Professor at the Fudan University Institute for Advanced Study in Social Sciences.

Current Courses by Term

2017 Fall Quarter

20th-Century China

Seminar: Chinese History

2018 Winter Quarter

Seminar: Chinese History

Previous Courses by Term

2018 Winter Quarter

Seminar: Chinese History

2017 Fall Quarter

20th-Century China

Seminar: Chinese History

2016 Winter Quarter

Topics in World History

2015 Spring Quarter

Variable Topics in East Asian Studies

2015 Winter Quarter

Variable Topics: Interdisciplinary Studies

2014 Fall Quarter

Variable Topics: Interdisciplinary Studies

2014 Winter Quarter

Variable Topics in East Asian Studies

Topics in World History

Seminar: Chinese History

2013 Fall Quarter

Topics in World History

2013 Winter Quarter

Selected Topics in Chinese History from 1500

Seminar: Chinese History

2012 Fall Quarter

Seminar: Chinese History

2012 Winter Quarter

Selected Topics in Chinese History from 1500

Topics in History: China

2011 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2010 Fall Quarter

Selected Topics in Chinese History from 1500

Topics in History: China

2010 Summer Session

Selected Topics in Chinese History from 1500

2010 Winter Quarter

Selected Topics in Chinese History from 1500

Topics in History: China

2008 Spring Quarter

Seminar: Chinese History

2008 Winter Quarter

Topics in World History

Seminar: Chinese History

2007 Winter Quarter

Topics in World History

2006 Fall Quarter

Topics in History: China

2006 Winter Quarter

Topics in World History

2005 Winter Quarter

Topics in World History

1999 Spring Quarter

Upper Division Research Seminar: Applications of Economic Theory

Previous Courses by Course

HIST 282B
Seminar: Chinese History

2018 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

HIST 282A
Seminar: Chinese History

2017 Fall Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

HIST 170D
20th-Century China

2017 Fall Quarter

HIST 214
Topics in World History

2016 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

EA STDS 291B
Variable Topics in East Asian Studies

2015 Spring Quarter

HIST C208B
Variable Topics: Interdisciplinary Studies

2015 Winter Quarter

HIST C101B
Variable Topics: Interdisciplinary Studies

2015 Winter Quarter

HIST C101A
Variable Topics: Interdisciplinary Studies

2014 Fall Quarter

HIST C208A
Variable Topics: Interdisciplinary Studies

2014 Fall Quarter

HIST 101
Topics in World History

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

EA STDS 291A
Variable Topics in East Asian Studies

2014 Winter Quarter

HIST 170B
Selected Topics in Chinese History from 1500

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Summer Session

2010 Winter Quarter

HIST 201L
Topics in History: China

2012 Winter Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

HIST 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2011 Fall Quarter

ECON 103D
Upper Division Research Seminar: Applications of Economic Theory

1999 Spring Quarter