Wang Weiguang is the president of CASS, the secretary of the leading Party members’ group* of CASS, and the chairman of the Academic Divisions Presidium** in CASS.
He won a doctorate in philosophy and is a professor, PhD candidate supervisor, and one of the CASS Members.***
Wang had been the vice president of the Central Party School of CPC. He was one of the alternate members of the 17th Central Committee of CPC and is a member of the 18th.
He is the director of China Society of Dialectical Materialism Research, member and chief expert of the Advisory Committee of the “Marxist Theoretical Research and Construction Project.”
Wang was honored “Chinese Doctorate Recipient with Outstanding Contribution” by the State Council, and enjoys a special allowance awarded by the council.
The research fields in which he has been engaged for long are Marxist theory and philosophy, and studies of important theoretical and practical issues of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics.
*A leading Party members’ group (dangzu) is the top leading team and real decision-making organ in a big department or organization in China. For the nature of such a group, see the “Article 46” and “Article 47” in the Constitution of Communist Party of China: http://english.cpc.people.com.cn/206972/206981/8188065.html
**The Academic Divisions Presidium (xuebu zhuxituan) is the top academic organ in CASS.
***The CASS Member (xuebu weiyuan) is the top academic honorary title (something like academician) in CASS.