He Baogang is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Charhar Institute in Beijing. He is the Distinguished Chair Professor of Tianjin Normal University and Deakin University of Australia. His major research covers western political theories, comparative politics and village politics in China. He is the author of The Democratisation of China (1996), The Democratic Implications of Civil Society in China (1997) and Rural Democracy in China (2007) . He received his BA in art from Zhejiang University. He received his MA in philosophy from Renmin University of China. He obtained his Ph.D. in political science from Australian National University.