Weihong Bao Appointed to Chair in China Studies
August 25, 2023
Weihong Bao, associate professor of Film & Media and East Asian Languages & Cultures, has been appointed to the Pamela P. Fong and Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies. Bao’s appointment marks the first time the chair has been awarded to a faculty member from a humanities discipline.
Established by alum Pamela Fong (Optometry ’77), the chair is a rotating five-year appointment supporting faculty members whose research interests focus on China or US-China relations across a range of disciplines including Asian-American studies, law, the environment, and education. Previous chair holders include Rachel Stern (Law and Political Science) and You-tien Hsing (Geography).
For more information about Weihong Bao’s work and the Pamela P. Fong and Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies see the announcement on the Arts & Humanities site.
Photo Credit: Weihong Bao. George Berticevich © 2023. Courtesy of the the artist. The painted backdrop is from May’s Photo Studio, San Francisco, Chinatown, c. 1923. Painted by Mock Kug Ming, theatrical and photo studio set designer.