Wang Dan is a democracy advocate and the Founder of Dialogue China. He was a leader of the student-led democracy movement in 1989. Following the June 4 crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square, he was held in police custody and imprisoned off and on until the Chinese government exiled him to the United States in 1998.

Wang taught at National Chengchi University and other schools in Taiwan from 2009 to 2017. He attended Peking University and received a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Last Updated: December 4, 2018

Conversation

12.04.18

Did President George H.W. Bush Mishandle China?

James Mann, Wang Dan & more
ChinaFile contributors discuss 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush’s legacy for U.S.-China relations. —The Editors