Tao Wang

Political & Diplomatic History of Modern China, History of U.S. Foreign Relations, & the Cold War International History


Office:625 Ross
527 Farm House Ln.
Ames IA


I study modern Chinese history, US foreign relations, and the Cold War international history. Focusing on US relations with China during the Cold War period, my research has been supported by a Bou Family Foundation Special Grant, a Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, and a Henry Chauncey Jr. ’57 Postdoctoral Fellowship from Yale University International Security Studies program. My most recent article will come out in the winter issue of the Journal of Cold War Studies. Right now I am finishing up my first book project entitled Isolating the Enemy: US-China interactions, 1953-1956, which puts Sino-American interactions into the broader context of their relations with allies and explores the two countries' perceptions/misperceptions of each other. I am also working on Britain and US-China relations in the 1950s for my second book project.