Edwin Pak-wah Leung, Ph.D.
Professor of Asian Studies
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Dr. Leung specializes in modern Chinese history, with a focus on Sino-American and Sino-Japanese relations.
I have been at Seton Hall University for over 30 years, teaching a wide variety of courses in history, politics, international relations, business, and bilingual education, with a focus on Asia. As an international scholar having published more than 20 books and numerous articles, I travel frequently to different countries around the world to give speeches and lectures. Living in this Global Village, I try to serve as a bridge between cultures. Because of my work and contributions in this area, I was awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2007. Past recipients of this award include six United States Presidents and many Nobel Prize winners.
- Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1978
- M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1974
- B.A., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1972
- Elllis Island Medal of Honor, 2007
- Provost's Faculty Scholarship Awards: Book publication (2005 and 2006)
- CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book winner (1992)
- Published over 20 books
- Serving as Chairman of Department of Asian Studies since 2002
Appointed Guest Professor of Wuhan University, one of the Top 10 Universities in China
- Served as Visiting Professor of Peking University, Zhejiang University, The University of Hong Kong, Columbia University
- NEA Grant (2006), NEH Grant (1986), and Bilingual Education Federal Grants (1980s and 1990s)