Hongying Wang

Associate Professor
Hongying Wang.

Areas of specialization

Chinese politics,

International relations,

Political economy


BA (Peking); MA (Ohio); MA (Princeton);PhD (Princeton)

Hongying Wang is an associate professor of political science. She teaches courses on international political economy, the global south, Asian politics, Chinese politics, Chinese political economy, and China and global governance. 

Her research focuses on the interaction between domestic and international politics and political economy. She is the author of Weak State, Strong Networks: The Institutional Dynamics of Foreign Direct Investment in China (Oxford University Press).  She is the co-editor of Enter the Dragon: China in the International Financial System (Center for International Governance Innovation). 

In addition to her teaching and research, Professor Wang has been an active contributor to various public education programs. She has been a fellow of the “public intellectual program” of the National Committee on US-China Relations.  She has appeared on various TV and radio programs in the United States and Canada, including the News Hour on PBS, C-SPAN, NPR, CBC, and TVO.

Recent publications:


Enter the Dragon: China in the International Financial System (2015)

Enter the Dragon: China in the International Financial Systembrings together experts from both inside and outside of the People’s Republic of China to explore issues regarding the internationalization of the renminbi (RMB). This volume tackles questions surrounding the process being used to attempt to achieve internationalization of the RMB, the broader issues related to the country’s financial integration with the rest of the world, and issues concerning China’s role in global financial governance.

Journal articles

  • “Authority and Autonomy without Independence: The Gradual Institutional Change of the Chinese Central Bank,” with Liansheng Zheng, Journal of Contemporary China, October 2020 (https://doi.org/10.1080/10670564.2020.1827350)
  • “Global value chains, industrial agglomeration and innovation performance in developing countries: Insights from China's manufacturing industries,” with Nana Yang and Jin Hong, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, May 2020 (https://doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2020.1767772)
  • “China Engages Former Foreign Leaders: In Search of External Validation of Regime Legitimacy,” with Andrew F. Cooper, Asian Survey, 60, 4 (July/August 2020). 
  • "Symposium on Global Monetary Order and the Liberal Order Debate." Carla Norrlof, Paul Poast, Benjamin J Cohen, Sabreena Croteau, Aashna Khanna, Daniel McDowell, Hongying Wang, W Kindred Winecoff, International Studies Perspectives, Volume 21, Issue 2, May 2020:109–153.
  • “Petro-RMB? Oil Trade and the Internationalization of the Chinese Currency,” with Maha Kamel, International Affairs, vol. 95, no. 5, September 2019: 1131-1148.
  • “The Richness of Financial Nationalism: The Case of China,” with Eric Helleiner, Pacific Affairs, June 2019.
  • “The NDB and the AIIB: China’s Ambiguous Approach to Global Financial Governance,” Development and Change, Volume 50, Issue 1, January 2019:221-244 (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/dech.12473).
  •  “Beyond the Tributary Tradition of Chinese IPE: The Indigenous Roots of Early Chinese Economic Nationalism,” with Eric Helleiner, The Chinese Journal of International Politics, Volume 11, Issue 4, December 2018: 451–483 (https://doi.org/10.1093/cjip/poy016).
  • “Limits to the BRICS Challenge: Credit Rating Reform and Institutional Innovation in Global Finance,” with Eric Helleiner, Review of International Political Economy, October 2018 (DOI: 10.1080/09692290.2018.1490330).
  • “China’s Outgoing Investment and Corporate Social Responsibility: Preliminary Evidence of the ‘Boomerang Effect’,” with XueYing Hu Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 26, no. 108 (November 2017): 820-833.
  • “New Multilateral Development Banks: Opportunities and Challenges for Global Governance,” Global Policy, vol. 8, issue 1 (February 2017): 113–118.
  • “The Missing Link in Sino-Latin American Relations,” Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 24, issue 95 (March 2015): 922-942.
  • “China's Participation in Global Economic Governance,” with Erik French, Asian Economic Policy Review, vol. 9, no. 2 (July 2014): 254-271.
  • “Debating International Institutions and Global Governance: The Missing Chinese IPE Contribution,” with Zhongying Pang, Review of International Political Economy, vol. 20, no. 6 (December 2013): 1189-1214.
  • "Middle Range Powers in Global Governance," with Erik French, Third World Quarterly vol. 34, no. 6 (July 2013): 985-999.
  • “China’s Participation in Global Governance in Comparative Perspective,” with Erik French, Asian Policy, no.15 (January 2013): 89-114.


Email: h279wang@uwaterloo.ca
Office: Hagey Hall 301
Phone: x42143