David Cheng Chang

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2021 to May 2022

University Affiliation (Current)

HYI-Radcliffe Institute Joint Fellowship recipient

David Cheng Chang is an associate professor in the Division of Humanities at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He studies the Cold War, US-China relations, and the social history of war and revolution as experienced by ordinary people. His first book, The Hijacked War: The Story of Chinese POWs in the Korean War, was published by the Stanford University Press in 2020. He is using interdisciplinary source materials to write a new book that will weave together the personal histories of more than 3,000 Chinese interpreters for the American and British allied forces during World War II with the larger military, political, diplomatic, and social history of World War II, the Chinese Civil War, the Korean War, and the Cold War.

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