Professional Service



Founder, Organizer and Administrator, Pittsburgh Tri State Modern China Seminar, academic years 1977 78 and 1978 79, and Autumn/Winter 1979 80.

Member, Program Committee, Mid Atlantic Region of the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, 1979.

Member, Executive Committee, Mid Atlantic Region of the Association for Asian Studies, 1980 81.

Referee for the National Endowment for the Humanities, for American Council of Learned Societies, and for the Committee on Scholarly
Communication with the People's Republic of China of the National Academy of Science.

Elected as Member, China and Inner Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies, for a 3 year term, beginning 1986.

Elected Chair, China and Inner Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies, 1987 89.

Appointed to Editorial Board, China Quarterly, 1992.

Selection committee for research grants, Joint Committee on Chinese Studies of the American Council for Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council, 1992.

National Screening Committee, Institute of International Education: Fulbright awards for study abroad, 1992.

External Examiner for Ph.D. dissertation, Hong Kong University, 1992.

Screening committee for Social Science Research Council, International Predissertation Fellowship Program, 1991, 1992, 1993.

Pacific Rim Research Committee, University of California, 1993.

Appointed to Editorial Board, Modern China, 1994.

Referee for proposals, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1995,1996; Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 1995-, Smith-Richardson Foundation, 1998).

Referee for American Political Science Review, Asian Survey,Journal of Asian Studies, Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, Comparative Politics, Studies in Comparative Communism, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Modern China, Pacific Affairs, Studies in Comparative International Development, Comparative Political Studies, Population and Development Review, China Quarterly, World Politics, Social Forces, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Qualitative Sociology, World Development, Issues & Studies, CHINA: An International Journal, Current Anthropology, Environment & Planning, Governance, Global Public Health, Journal of East Asian Studies, and Political Science Quarterly.

Referee for book manuscripts for University of California Press, Princeton University Press, Cambridge University Press, Routledge Press,Cornell University Press, Edward Elgar.

Member, American Political Science Association, Research Support Advisory Board, 1997-2000.

Foundation Fellow and Member, International Advisory Board, Centre for Research on Provincial China, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 1997-

Urban China Advisory Board, (Mellon Demography Center, State University of New York, Albany), 2000-2002.

Cooperating Researcher, Center of Rural Economies of the Americas and Pacific Rim, UC Davis, 2001-

Panelist on panel to review applications for fellowships for the Fellowship Program of the American Council of Learned Societies, 2001-2002 competition, February 1, 2002.

Co-Chair, Modern China Seminar, East Asian Institute, Columbia University, Autumn 2002.

Review for manuscripts for University of Minnesota Press; East-West Center, University of Hawaii.

Assessor of applications submitted to the Fellowships Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, August 2007.

Chair, American Political Science Association, Sage Paper Award Committee, 2010.

Elected member, China and Inner Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies, 2012-2015 (Chair elect, 2013-14).

Editorial Board, Journal of Issues and Studies (Taipei, Taiwan), 2012--

Referee for American Political Science Review, Asian Survey,Journal of Asian Studies, Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs,Comparative Politics, Studies in Comparative Communism, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Modern China, Pacific Affairs, Studies in Comparative International Development, Comparative Political Studies, Population and Development Review, China Quarterly, World Politics, Social Forces, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Qualitative Sociology, World Development, Issues & Studies, CHINA: An International Journal, Current Anthropology, Environment & Planning, Governance, Global Public Health, Journal of East Asian Studies, Political Science Quarterly, Sociological Inquiry, Citizenship Studies, Urban Studies, Urban Affairs Review, China Perspectives, Journal of Poverty, and International Planning Studies, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Citizenship Studies.

Standing Review Board, Research Grants Council, Humanities and Social Science Panel, Hong Kong, 2013--

Member, Advisory Committee, Master of Public Policy Programme, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, 2015--

Member, Non-Resident Fellow, China Policy Institute, Univ. of Nottingham, 2016--

Panel Member, Hong Research Assessment Exercise, Social Science Panel, 2020.

MEMBERSHIPS American Political Science Association Association for Asian Studies National Committee on U.S.-China Relations