Ethnicity and Democratic Governance

Ethnicity and Democratic Governance

site header

He.jpgBaogang He

Chair in International Studies
School of International and Political Studies
Deakin University

Research Statement (89 kB)

Professor Baogang He (B.A., Hangzhou Uni, 1981; M.A., People's University of China, Beijing, 1986; Ph.D, ANU, Australia, 1993) is Chair in International Studies at the School of Politics and International Studies, Deakin University, Australia.

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.

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 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), The Search for Deliberative Democracy (NY: Palgrave, 2006, co-editors with Ethan Leib), Federalism in Asia (Edward Elgar publisher 2007, co-editors with Brian Galligan, Tokashi Inoguchi). 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, for example, in Social Philosophy and Policies, Chinese Journal of Philosophy, Value Enquiry, International Relations of Asia Pacific, Alternatives, Global Governance, the Journal of Communist Studies, Opposition and Government, Democratization, Citizenship Studies, Australian Journal of Political Science, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Pacific Affairs, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Modern China, Asian Studies Review, and elsewhere.


  • Democratization of China
  • Democratic implication of civil society in China
  • Nationalism, national identity and democratization in China
  • Democratic governance and national identity conflict in East Asia
  • Federalism and ethnic conflicts in Asia