M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Political Science (1981)
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Political Science (1986)
Areas of Expertise
In recent years my writing and research have focused on ancient Chinese philosophy. I made a first foray into this field with my last book, Aidan’s Way. And my current book Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Dao: Ancient Chinese Thought in Modern American Life, explores applications of Confucian and Daoist ideas to contemporary issues. This work is aimed at a general audience, as are a series of op-ed I wrote for China Daily from 2006-2007, some of which can be found here.
I blog on ancient Chinese thought at The Useless Tree.
PSCI 100 / INST 101 / ASST 201Asia and the World
PSCI 204 (S)Introduction to Comparative Politics: Nationalism, Ideology, and State Power
PSCI 247Political Power in Contemporary China
PSCI 265The International Politics of East Asia
PSCI 345 (S)Cosmology and Rulership in Ancient Chinese Political Thought
PSCI 354 / ASST 245 / HIST 318Nationalism in East Asia
International Studies Program (2013-2015)