My Story

I was born and grew up on a collective farm in Shandong, China. I worked on the farm during the weekends and school holidays until I graduated from high school. After graduation, I worked full time on the collective farm for five years, four of these five years as the manager of the collective factory that owned the farm. While earning my degrees, I translated more than eleven volumes from English to Chinese and have taught at multiple universities around the world. I have been at Warren Wilson College for 17 years. I stayed here because this is the best institution of higher education I can hope for. I attended five universities and taught at five universities as well. Warren Wilson is the best among them all.

Dongping Han
Dongping Han book cover
Corn Field


  • B.A. in English Literature, Qufu Teachers' University, China
  • M.A. in Chinese-English Translation, Hebei University
  • Ph.D. in Politics, Brandeis University

Research Interests

  • Third World Politics
  • Rural Development
  • US. China relations
  • International Politics

Courses Taught

  • His 1110: East Asian Civilization
  • PSC 3400: International Politics of the Pacific
  • PSC 3200: Chinese Government and Politics

Crews and Other Activities

  • Coordinator of the celebration of Chinese New Year and the Moon Festival
  • Community Garden member
  • Ping-Pong player

Contact Dr. Han

Jensen 311
WWC CPO 6072

PO Box 9000

Asheville, NC 28815-9000