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Yinghong Cheng Ph.D.

Dr. Cheng received his Ph.D. in world history from Northeastern University. At Delaware State University, he teaches World History to and from the 16th Century, Seminar in Asian History (focusing on visual Asia in documentaries, films and images), Themes in World history and American History to 1877. His teaching emphasizes connections and interactions in world history and between China, East Asia and the rest of the world. 

Dr. Cheng’s research engages modern and contemporary Chinese history in global context. His publications in English include two books (Creating the New Man: From Enlightenment Ideals to Socialist Realities, University of Hawaii Press 2009; Discourses of Race and Rising China Palgrave MacMillan 2019), and more than a dozen research articles. He has also published four books and numerous articles in Chinese. One of his books in Chinese was translated into Japanese and published in 2021, entitled マオイズム革命:二〇世紀の中国と世界 (The original title in Chinese is 毛主义革命:二十世纪的中国与世界 Maoist Revolution: China and the World in the 20th Century). 

Dr. Cheng’s current research project investigates the history of African American soldiers building the Burma Road during WWII, for which he was awarded National Humanities Center Residential Fellowship 2021-2022.

Dr. Cheng has been active in providing consultation on China-related issues to media agencies in America, Europe, China, and Hong Kong. To this end, his commentary has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, BBC, South Morning China Post, and others.

Dr. Cheng’s C.V.

Contact Information:
ETV, room 201
ycheng [at] desu.edu.