Li Lifeng is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, Nanjing University. He is also a guest professor at the John Hopkins-Nanjing Center for American and Chinese Studies. His research mainly focuses on Chinese political history, especially the transformation of grassroots politics in 20th century China. Dr. Li has published The Revolutionary Party and the Rural Society (Jiangsu People’s Publishing House, 2011) and numerous articles and reviews in China’s leading academic journals. He is the Chinese translator of Awakening China (John Fitzgerald), Political Philosophy (David Miller), and History (John Arnold). The undergraduate and postgraduate courses he offers include “Political Institutions and Thought in Modern China”, “Political Sociology”, “History of Chinese Political Institutions”, and “Rural Politics in China”.