Mr. Wang Hui is a professor in both the Department of Chinese Language and Literature and the department of history, Director of the Tsinghua Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing.
His research focuses on contemporary Chinese intellectual history and Chinese literature. He was the executive editor (with Huang Ping) of the influential magazine “Dushu” from May 1996 to July 2007. The US magazine «Foreign Policy« named him as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world in May 2008.
Prof. Wang Hui is the recipient of many awards (including “2013 Luca Pacioli Prize” which he shares with Jurgen Habermas) for his scholarship and has been Visiting Professor at Harvard, Edinburgh, Bologna (Italy), Stanford, UCLA, Berkeley, and the University of Washington, among others. In March 2010, he appeared as the keynote speaker at the annual meeting for the Association of Asian Scholars.