Andrew R. Wilson, Ph.D.

Professor Strategy and Policy Department
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Andrew R. Wilson is the John A. van Beuren Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies. Professor Wilson has lectured at military colleges and civilian universities across the United States and around the world. The author of a number of books and articles on Chinese military history, Chinese sea power and Sun Tzu's “The Art of War,” he is presently at work on “The Acme of Skill: Strategic Theory from Antiquity to the Information Age.” Professor Wilson is also featured on “The Great Courses,” with lecture series including “The Art of War”; “Masters of War: History’s Greatest Strategic Thinkers”; and “Understanding Imperial China: Dynasties, Life and Culture.”

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Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Maritime History
  • Military Theory
  • South China Sea

Professional Highlights


Selected as the Naval War College’s John A. van Beuren Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies


Named the Philip A. Crowl Professor of Comparative Strategy


Ph.D., Harvard University, History and East Asian Languages

B.A., University of California Santa Barbara, East Asian Studies

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