Shiping Hua, Ph.D.

Calvin and Helen Lang Distinguished Chair in Asian Studies; Director, Asian Studies Program; Professor, Political Science



Dr. Shiping Hua came to the United States from China to study political science in 1988. Before coming to the University of Louisville in 2003, he taught at Eckerd College in Florida for seven years.  He is married to Jia Qin and has three children: Helen, James and Eric.

Honors and Awards

Asian Policy Studies Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars-George Washington University, 2004-2005 ($57,000).
Visiting Fellow, School of International Studies, Peking University, 2010 ($15,000).
East West Center Scholarship 1990-1994: ($18,000 annual, plus tuition waiver).
Yearbook of Chinese Political Science, published by Peking University 2002.
President’s Year Book, Eckerd College, 2001.
President’s Year Book, Eckerd College, 2002.
“15 People to Watch,” 2006, Louisville Magazine.
“Distinguished Service and Leadership Award,” Association of Chinese Political Studies (2006)

Teaching Areas

Dr. Hua teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Louisville that include: “Clash of Civilizations,” “Japan, China and the United States,” “Comparative Politics,” “East Asian Politics,” “Introduction to Asian Studies,” “The Pacific Century,”“The People’s Republic of China,”and “Introduction to Asian Politics.”

Research Areas and Projects

Comparative Politics
International History and Politics

Professional Memberships

American Political Science Association
Association of Chinese Professors in Social Sciences
United Societies of China Studies
Crane House


General editor of two book series: “Asia in the New Millennium,” with University Press of Kentucky published annually in English: and “Contemporary World’s Classics: Political Science Series (translations),” with Renmin University of China Press published annually in Chinese.
He is Guest Professor with China’s Peking University, Renmin University of China, and Nankai University.
He had served as the President of the Association of Chinese Political Studies Association (2004-2006) and Council Chairman of the United Societies of China Studies (2006-2009). Both were based in the United States.