Weihong Bao Appointed to Chair in China Studies

Weihong Bao

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.