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Born in Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province, Wang Hui is one of the first distinguished professors of arts, humanities, and social sciences in Tsinghua University and serves as a doctoral supervisor at the university's Department of Chinese Language and Literature and Department of History. He was also appointed Changjiang Distinguished Professorship by the Ministry of Education.

He once served as a supervisor and a member of the Academic Committee at Xinya College. He offers the course Seminar on PPE (4).


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Education Background

1988, Doctor of Letters, Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

1984, Master of Letters, Nanjing University/Yangzhou Normal College (the latter, together with some other colleges, has been merged into Yangzhou University)

1981, Bachelor of Arts, Yangzhou Normal College

Work Experience

Before 2002 Worked at Institute of Literature of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; 1990-2001 Co-founder and one of the Editors-in-chief of the journal The Scholar. 1996-2007 Executive Editor of the magazine Dushu (lit. Reading). 2002-present Professor, School of Humanities, Tsinghua University; 2009-present Founding Director, Tsinghua Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences Visiting Professor at Harvard University, Stanford University, Columbia University, New York University, Heidelberg University, University of Tokyo, Tokyo University of the Arts, University of Bologna, University of Göttingen, and National Chiao Tung University; Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Berkeley, University of Washington, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Fields

History of Chinese thought, Chinese literature, and social theory and ethnic regional studies