Hao Ping: Chinese education vice minister

September 13th, 2011  |  by  |  Published in People

Hao Ping at table with floral arrangement and microphone

UH degree: MA in history ’95 Mānoa

Hao Ping was just the second student from Peking University (Beida) to attend the University of Hawaiʻi on exchange. A decade later, he facilitated Beijing Foreign Studies University’s partnership in the University of Hawaiʻi Confucius Institute. He is now vice minister of education for the People’s Republic of China.

Ping supported himself through his three years of graduate study at UH Mānoa doing research and consultation with the Center for Chinese Studies. In 1995, he was recalled to Beida to serve as director of the university Office of International Affairs, and he obtained his PhD in international relations there in 1999.

He was appointed assistant president and vice president at Beida, and then president of the Beijing Foreign Studies University (Beiwai) in 2005. Four years later, he was named vice minister of education.

The book he wrote on the basis of his research in Hawaiʻi was published by Peking University Press in 2002. Translated into English by the UH Center for Chinese Studies, Sun Yatsen’s Revolution and the United States is forthcoming from University of Hawaiʻi Press.

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