Visiting Scholar

Dr. Wanying Wang, PhD (HKU), PhD (UBC)

Dates of Visit: January 28 – February 1, 2019

Purpose of Visit

During this visit to CHES, Dr. Wang will be meeting with educators and researchers within the CHES community to discuss the place of narrative medicine in medical education (how narrative knowledge can improve empathy and reflective thinking in medical students), as well as issues related to the study of reflective empathy and metacognitive skills.


Dr. Wang recently completed her second doctoral study in Curriculum Studies from the Faculty of Education at UBC. Previously, she acquired a doctoral degree (PhD) from the University of Hong Kong in higher education and curriculum innovation. She also completed her postdoctoral studies at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, where she was interviewed by a journalist from The Chronicle of Higher Education regarding liberal education in Asian countries.

Dr. Wang has published a book titled The Yuanpei Program in Peking University – A Case Study of Curriculum Innovation (Springer as publisher), and several papers in Transnational Curriculum Inquiry and European Journal of Curriculum Studies. Her research areas include: curriculum studies, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, comparative studies, and social and cultural analysis in educational issues.