Shiping Hua, Ph.D.

A McConnell Scholar Fellow

Shiping Hua, Ph.D. is the Calvin and Helen Lang Distinguished Chair in Asian Studies at the University of Louisville. He is the Director of the Asian Studies Program as well as a professor in the political science department. Each spring, Hua teaches a course on China for McConnell Scholars culminating in a month-long trip to Shanghai, Beijing, and Xi'an.

His undergraduate and graduate courses include "Clash of Civilizations", "Japan, China and the United States", "Introduction to Asian Studies", and "The People's Republic of China". He previously taught at Eckerd College in Florida for seven years and was the Asian Policy Studies Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at George Washington University from 2004-05. He is a guest professor at China's Peking University, Renmin University of China, and Nankai University.

He is the editor and author of many published works, including the series Asia in the New Millennium and Contemporary World's Classics: Political Science Series (translations).

Hua is a proud United States citizen who immigrated from China to study political science in Hawaii in 1988. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from Tianjin Foreign Languages Institute, a M.A. in journalism from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and a Ph.D in political science from the University of Hawaii. He is married, and he and his wife, Jia Qin, have three children: Helen, James and Eric.