Dr. Qiang Fang

Professional Title
Professor of History

Qiang Fang got his Ph.D in Modern Chinese history and 20th Century US history from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2006. His research focuses on Chinese legal and political history. He has authored and edited several books and numerous articles in both English and Chinese. At UMD, Qiang Fang mainly teaches courses on law, politics, and culture of modern East Asia, Sino-US Diplomatic history, and a survey course of Modern World History.

Selected Publications:

1. Co-Editor, Sino-American Relations: A New Cold War (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2022)

2. The Communist Judicial System in China, 1927-1976: Building on Fear (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2021).

3. Co-Editor, A Century of Student Movements in China: The Mountain Movers, 1919-2019 (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington Books, 2020).  

4. Primary Author (more than 95% of the book), Power Versus Law in Modern China: Cities, Courts, and the Communist Party (Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 2017).

5. Zhongguo shangfang zhidu shihua (中国上访制度史话) (1100BCE-1949) [A Short History of Chinese Petition] (中国青年出版社, 2013)

6. Chinese Complaint Systems: Natural Resistance (U.K: Routledge, 2013)

7. Co-Editor, Modern Chinese Legal Reform: New Perspectives (Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 2013)

Courses Offered:

  • HIST 1400: Modern World History (from 1500)
  • HIST 2405: History of Chinese Culture
  • HIST 2410: Modern East Asia
  • HIST 3463: History of Modern China
  • HIST 3464: History of Modern Japan
  • HIST 3465: Twentieth Century China Politics