Wang Feng

Wang Feng









Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine

Professor (invited), Fudan University, China

Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution


Wang Feng (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Michigan) is the Director of Brookings-Tsinghua Center, and a Senior Fellow of Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development of John L. Thornton China Center. He is also a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine (on leave). Professor Wang’s main research areas include population and economics, social inequality, and historical comparative demography. He has conducted research at the EastWestCenter and taught at the University of Hawaii. Professor Wang’s main publications include One Quarter of Humanity, Malthusian Mythology and Chinese Realities, 1700-2000 (Harvard University Press 1999) and Boundaries and Categories, Rising Inequality in Post-Socialist Urban China (Stanford University Press, 2008).

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