Islam and Democratization in Asia
by Shiping Hua
About Shiping Hua
Shiping Hua is the Calvin and Helen Lang Distinguished Chair in Asian Studies, the director of the Asian Studies Program, and a professor of political science at the University of Louisville. He has published eight books in English, including Scientism and Humanism: Two Cultures in Post-Mao China (1978–1989) (SUNY Press 1995) and Chinese Utopianism: A Comparative Study of Reformist Thought in Japan, Russia and China (1898–1997) (Stanford University Press-Wilson Center Press, 2009). He has also published two books in Chinese. His articles and presentations have appeared in popular media, such as the Wilson Quarterly, The New York Times, and The Voice of America. Dr. Hua is the general editor of two book series; the first is Asia in the New Millennium with University Press of Kentucky (published annually in English) and the second is Contemporary World’s Classics: Political Science Series (translations) with Renmin University Press (published annually in Chinese). He is a guest professor at China’s Peking University, Renmin University, and Nankai University. He was formerly president of the Association of Chinese Political Studies (2004–2006) and Council Chairman of United Societies of China Studies (2006-2009); both organizations are based in the United States. Dr. Hua was also an Asian Policy Studies Fellow at Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars-George Washington University during the 2004–2005 academic year.