College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
China Studies


Dr. Monte Broaded ~ Director, Center for Global Education
(317) 940-8312
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Monte Broaded is a comparative sociologist with an area specialization in contemporary Chinese societies. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of educational stratification and social change and modernization. As Director of the Center for Global Education at Butler University (since August, 2000), he provides leadership and coordination for the university's comprehensive internationalization agenda. In previous positions, he served as Assistant Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University (1986-88), as Assistant Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of China Studies at the University of Pittsburgh (1988-99), and as Head of the Center for Asian Studies and Senior Lecturer (equivalent to US Associate Professor) in Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia (1999-2000). At the University of Pittsburgh and at Butler University, he has been centrally involved in the development of grant proposals that have generated more than $2 million to support international and area studies programs. He is the author (or co-author) of numerous research articles published in refereed journals and is co-editor and co-author (with members of the University of Pittsburgh China Studies faculty) of Contemporary Chinese Societies: Continuity and Change, an award-winning "textbook" in interactive CD-ROM format (Columbia University Press, 2001).

Dr. Paul Hanson ~ Professor, Department of History and Anthropology
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Dr. Xiaoqing Liu ~ Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages
(317) 940-9912

Xiaoqing Liu was born and grew up in China. She had experiences of teaching English at both the secondary and college level, translation, and creative writing while living in China. After coming to the U.S. in 2002, she earned a Master's degree in translation studies at the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in comparative literature and a certificate in women's studies at the University of South Carolina. Her master's thesis is "Perspectives from Translation Studies on Asian American Literature" and Ph.D. dissertation is "Writing as Translating: Modern Chinese Women's Writing in the Early Twentieth Century." Her research interests cover such areas as modern Chinese literature, comparative literature, translation studies, and women's studies. Her other interests include Chinese teaching, creative writing, and English-Chinese translation.

Dr. Su-Mei Ooi ~ Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Su-Mei Ooi is assistant professor of political science at Butler University. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto, an MA in Southeast Asian Studies from the National University of Singapore and an LLB (Hons) from University College London. She was Asia editor & analyst at Business Monitor International (UK) and research associate at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (Germany). While completing her Ph.D. she also taught at Florida International University and the University of Miami (US). Her research interests focus on democratic development and democracy promotion in Pacific Asia, including China. Her most recent publications include, "The Transnational Protection Regime and Taiwan's Democratization," Journal of East Asian Studies 9.1 (2009): 57-85.