Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at the George Washington University
Daqing Yang is an Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA. He is a founding co-director of the Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia Pacific program at its Elliott School of International Affairs. A native of China, Professor Yang graduated from Nanjing University and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has also taught at the University of Tokyo and Waseda University in Japan and Yonsei University in Korea. From 2004 to 2007, Professor Yang served as a Historical Consultant to The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group at the U.S. National Archives. He is the author of Technology of Empire: Telecommunications and Japanese Expansion in Asia, 1883-1945. His co-edited books include Rethinking Historical Injustice and Reconciliation in Northeast Asia (2006), Toward a History Beyond Borders: Contentious Issues in Sino-Japanese Relations (2012), and Memory, Identity, and Commemorations of World War II: Anniversary Politics in Asia Pacific (2018).