Campus: San Francisco State University -- November 12, 2003
Noted Journal On Chinese Political Science Moves
To The SFSU Campus
The Journal of Chinese Political Science has found a new home in the
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) at San Francisco State
University with Sujian Guo, assistant professor of political science,
as its new editor.
Published by the Association of Chinese Political Studies, a nationwide
academic organization, the refereed academic journal is designed to
promote academic exchanges among Chinese and American scholars. Formerly
housed at the University of Tennessee, the journal ranks on a par with
such similar prestigious journals as the Journal of Contemporary China
at the University of Denver, the Review of Politics at Indiana University
and the Asian Survey at UC Berkeley, said Guo.
The scholarly journal -- with more than 200 subscribers worldwide --
publishes theoretical, policy and research articles as well as review
articles on contemporary Chinese politics. It is abstracted and indexed
by such leading outlets as OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) PAIS
(Public Affairs Information Service) International Historical Abstracts,
International Political Science Abstracts and others.
Since becoming editor last spring, Guo has been busy making improvements,
which include designing a new cover, creating a Web site for the publication
and placing past issues fully online. "We are working to expand
our presence, create a wider dialogue on the issues of Chinese politics
and stay on top of the current developments in the field," said
Guo, an expert on the politics of China and political transition in
East and Southeast Asia.
Guo's first edition as editor tackles the timely subject of China's
transition under new leadership with President Hu Jinato and China's
cordial diplomatic relationship with the United States. Due to be published
later this month, it includes articles by national and international
experts examining some of the most important issues hotly debated in
Chinese political studies right now.
"The journal will add to the visibility of the department, the
College of BSS and the University both nationwide and internationally,"
said Guo, who grew up in China and earned his BA degree at the University
of International Business and Economy in Beijing, MA degree at Peking
University and doctorate at the University of Tennessee. "The production
of this national academic journal on our campus is an important contribution
to the academic community and to the larger world."
Guo credited the Department of Political Science and the College of
BSS with providing key institutional support for the journal’s
move cross-country. "Dean Joel Kassiola, in particular, has always
supported faculty members in their efforts to serve the community and
play a leadership role in it," he said.
Visit the journal's home page at http://jcps.sfsu.edu/ or e-mail Sujian
Guo at email@example.com or call (415) 338-7523.
Contact: Ted DeAdwyler (415) 338-7110