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Zhai, Qiang

TitleDistinguished Research Professor
DepartmentHistory & World Languages & Cultures
Office Location343 Liberal Arts


Dr. Zhai was born in Nanjing, China, and came to AUM in 1991. He holds both the B.A. (1981) and M.A.(1984) degrees from Nanjing University. After coming to the Unites States, he earned a Ph.D. from Ohio University in 1991. Dr. Zhai has published widely within his field including two books, China and the Vietnam Wars, 1950-1975(Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000) and The Dragon, the Lion, and the Eagle: Chinese-British-American Relations, 1949-1958 (Kent State University Press, 1994). He is co-editor of The Encyclopedia of the Cold War (Routledge, 2008). He has also published many articles in scholarly journals such as the International Journal of Historical Studies,The Journal of Military History, The China Quarterly, The Journal of Cold War Studies, and the Pacific History Review. In recognition of these many publications, Dr. Zhai was recognized as one of AUM’s Distinguished Research Professors in 1997.

EducationPh.D. (1991) Ohio University
M.A. (1984) Nanjing University
B.A. (1981) Nanjing University