photo: Daqing Yang

Daqing Yang

Title:
Associate Professor of History and International Affairs; Director, Asian Studies Program
Faculty:
Full-Time
Office:
Room 305H
Address: Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, N.W.
Phone: 202-994-8262
Fax: 202-994-6231
Email:
yanghist@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Modern Japanese history, Sino-Japanese relations, colonialism, memory, reconciliation

Background

A native of China, Professor Yang graduated from Nanjing University and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He specialized in the history of modern Japan. His research interests include the Japanese empire, technological developments in modern Japan, and the legacies of World War II in East Asia.

In 2004, Dr. Yang was appointed a Historical Consultant to The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group at the U.S. National Archives. In fall 2006, Dr. Yang served as the Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies at Harvard University.

Professor Yang is a founding co-director of the Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia Pacific program based in the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, and is currently working on a new project on postwar China-Japan reconciliation. He is the author of Technology of Empire: Telecommunications and Japanese Expansion in Asia, 1883-1945. He co-edited the following books: Historical Understanding that Transcend National Boundaries, which was published simultaneously in China and Japan; Rethinking Historical Injustice and Reconciliation in Northeast Asia; and Communications Under the Seas: The Evolving Cable Network and Its Implications.

Education

Ph.D., Harvard University

Classes Taught

HIST 3001 Special Topics

  • World War II in Japanese and American History

HIST 3621 History of Modern Japan

HIST 6621 Seminar: Modern Japanese History

HIST 6001 Special Topics Seminar

  • Japan and Its World
  • The Japanese Empire and Its Legacies