Wang Nan is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Charhar Institute in Beijing. Wang Nan is Researcher at the Centre for African Studies, Shanghai Normal University, Institute of Silk Road Strategy Studies, Shanghai International Studies University and Center for Sino-Pakistani Education and Culture Studies, Jiangsu Normal University. He worked as journalist in Pakistan for People's Daily from 1996 to 1999. His studies are majorly focusing on African studies, Middle Eastern affairs, Islamic issues, and international terrorism. His works won Second Prize of China Journalism Award once. He himself also received a medal from the then Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.