Yong-an Zhang

Professor, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Director of the International Center for Drug Control Policy Studies (ICDPS), Shanghai University

​Yong-an Zhang is Professor in modern history, and international drug policy, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, and Director of the International Center for Drug Control Policy Studies (ICDPS) at Shanghai University. Dr. Zhang’s research interests include the international drug control policy, and China’s drug control strategy. He is member of the Executive Committee of Alcohol and Drugs History Society (ADHS), and a member of Editorial Board of The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs. His previous positions include visiting fellow of Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) at the Brookings Institution (Fall 2010), visiting professor of History of Medicine at Yale University’s School of Medicine (2009-2010), and visiting professor at the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) (Glasgow, UK) since 2016.

Dr. Zhang earned his BA in History and MA in American History from Northeast Normal University (1999, 2002) and his PhD in Modern History from Fudan University (2005). He is editor-in-Chief of the International Medical Hisotrical Review, and the Blue Book on International Drug Control Series, and he has published articles on these issues in both English and Chinese. His latest study is: Between Science and Politics: The American Medical Association and Origins of Drug Control, 1847-1973 (2016); Policy Choice in Changing Society: A Study on American Marijuana Policy (2009).​

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