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Prof. Baogang He
|Position||Chair in International Studies|
|Area||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Phone||+61 3 924 43900|
|Role and profile||
Professor Baogang He is the author of The Democratization of China (New York and London: Routledge, 1996), The Democratic Implication of Civil Society in China (London: Macmillan, New York: St. Martin, 1997), Nationalism, National Identity and Democratization in China (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000, with Yingjie Guo), Balancing Democracy and Authority: An Empirical Study of Village Election in Zhejiang, (Wuhan: Central China Normal University Press, September 2002, with Lang Youxing), Multiculturalism in Asia (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, co-editors with Will Kymlicka) and The Search for Deliberative Democracy (NY: Palgrave, 2006, co-editors with Ethan Leib), Federalism in Asia (co-editors with Brian Galigan, Takashi Inoguchi, Edwards Elgar, August 2007). He has co-authored and co-translated several books in Chinese (including John Rawls's A Theory of Justice), and has published 29 book chapters and more than 34 international refereed journal articles in English. He has established an international reputation as an authority on Chinese democratization, NGOs and local governance, and has gained international recognition in the fields of international relations and Asian Studies. Much of his empirical research has been linked to broader theoretical concepts such as civil society and democracy, and has attempted to test, modify and develop theoretical hypotheses.
Professor He is a member of editorial board of New Political Science, China: An International Journal, Political Science Forum, Intellectual Series and Rural Studies. He holds several large research grants studying on village elections, and democratization and deliberative democracy; and Harry Mayer prize-winner awarded by the Australian Political Science Association in 1994.
Professor He is also adjunct professor in the Institute of Rural Studies, Huazhong Normal University, and in the Department of Political Science, Suzhou University; Honorary fellow of the Centre for Research on Provincial China at the University of NSW; senior research fellow at the national University of Singapore (March 2001-March 2004), Regan-Fascell Fellow in the National Endowment for Democracy, Washington (May-August 2003), visiting scholar in the Faculties of Social Science and Politics at the University of Cambridge, UK (Oct - Dec 1996;) visiting fellow in the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, Netherlands (July-Oct 1996); and a visiting fellow at the Sejong Institute, South Korea, December 1995.
Reaching beyond the academic world, Professor He has also sought to be of service to public and governmental organizations. He was invited by the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) and the Ministry of Civic Affairs (MCA) in the PRC as an international expert to review the UN funded program ‘China Rural Official Training’ in August 2001 (two weeks); invited by the UNDP and the MCA to investigate an urban community construction project (December 2002, nine days), and invited by the Danish International Development Agency as an official delegation member to examine a political reform project in China in November 2003 and to examine the procedures for direct township elections in August 2004. He has served as an advisor to local governments for village elections, to the Wenling government for deliberative institutions, and to the Dejiang community for deliberative discussion forum.
|Teaching responsibilities||The Rise of China, Comparative Democratisation, Honours Research Methods|
|Research interests||Normative Theories of International Relations, Asian Regionalism, World Citizenship, Global Justice, International Non-governmental Organizations, Federalism in Asia, Village Citizenship, Deliberative Democracy, Chinese democratization, Chinese Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Theory|
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