University Profiles


Edwin Pak-wah Leung, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor

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

Academic Distinctions

  • 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)


Office Phone
(973 ) 275-2714


Office Location
Room 251B
Fahy Hall


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