Professor at the College of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development;
Director of Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Research Center at the College of Public Administration, Renmin University
KANG Xiaoguang is Professor at the College of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development and Director of Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Research Center at the College of Public Administration, Renmin University. His major areas of research include political culture, political development and political stability, and the relation between state and society. His research has covered the relationship between Confucian culture and political development; the political structure, the political stability mechanism, and the mode of political development in the mid- and late-1990s in China; changes in social structure, modes of management of NGOs by the government, and the development of NGOs, etc. He has published over ten monographs, including China Returns: A Study of the Revival of Traditional Culture in Mainland China Today; Benevolent Government (Ren Zheng): The Third Path of China’s Political Development; Prosecution: For Fear of A Repetiton of Li Siyi’s Tragedy; Transition of Power: Changes in China’s Power Patterns in the Transition Period. He has also published more than 40 articles, including “An Analysis of the Political Stability of China in the Next Three to Five Years,” “A Study of China’s Political Stability in the 1990s,” “China: Political Development and Stability in the Reform Era,” “An Outline of Cultural Nationalism,” “On Chinese Exceptionalism,” “On the Cooperationist State,” “Stratified Controls: A Study on the State-Society Relationship in Contemporary Mainland China,” and “Administration Absorbs Society: State-Society Relationship in Contemporary Mainland China Revisited.” Professor Kang’s work has gained wide recognition among many walks of life in society. In the past five years, he has received about seven million Yuan in research funding from the Ford Foundation, Asia Foundation, Oxfam Hong Kong, UNDP, and the World Bank, etc., and directed over ten research projects. Twice he won the First-Class Award of Scientific and Technological Progress granted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor Kang is highly esteemed in Chinese and international academic circles alike.