Hao Chen

Field & Specialties

Modern China and Korea
Cold War History
Transnational and International History
Borderland Studies


Master of Arts (with Honors), China Studies and International Economics (Korea Studies minor), Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), 2020

Bachelor of Arts, History, Peking (Beijing) University, 2018


Hao Chen is a Ph.D. student in East Asian and Cold War history, advised by Professor Xiaoyuan Liu. His research interest focuses on the transnational and international history of 20th-century East Asia, especially in China and Korea. His current project studies the ethno-political history of the Sino-Korean frontier/borderland in the 20th century to examine the interaction between China’s ethnic-frontier affairs and its international relations in the Cold War.


Chen, Hao. Review of The CIA and Third Force Movements in China during the Early Cold War: The Great American DreamJournal of Military History Vol. 85, No. 2 (April 2021).

Chen, Hao. "'One Arch Enemy' or 'Two-Fold Danger': The Failed Alliance in Non-Communist Asia." SAIS China Studies Review, Vol 6 (2020).

Chen, Hao. "China's 'Fragmented Authoritarianism 2.0' in the Social Media Age." SAIS Perspectives, 2019 Issue.

Awards & Honors

A. Doak Barnett Award for Most Distinguished China Studies Graduate of the Year (Johns Hopkins University SAIS), 2020

The Stephen and Christine Liu Fellowship — Annual award to one distinguished student in China Studies who exhibits potential lead in the field (Johns Hopkins University SAIS), 2019-2020

Dean's Scholarship (Johns Hopkins University SAIS), 2019-2020

Korea Studies Scholarship (Johns Hopkins University SAIS), 2019-2020

25 Under 25: Leaders in US-China Relations (China Hands), 2019

Grand Prize of the 25th Challenge Cup Academic Competition (Peking University), 2017

Top 10 Excellent Paper Award (The Third National Forum of History for College Students in China), 2017

Merit Student (Peking University), 2016-2017

Founder Scholarship (Peking University), 2016-2017

Summer Social Studies and Field Research Grant (Peking University), 2016