China Seminar | 18 March 1999

China & Central Asia: Transnational Exchanges

Dru Gladney Dru Gladney

Dr. Dru Gladney is the Dean of Academics at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Prior to coming to the Center, Dr. Gladney was Senior Research Fellow at the East-West Center and Professor of Asian Studies and Anthropology at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He is currently on extended leave from that position.

Dr. Gladney conducts research on ethnic and cultural nationalism, focusing on issues of identity, economy, national state formation, transnationalism, national security and political development. His regions of expertise include China, Central Asia, and Turkey. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, UNESCO, the National Committee on US-China Relations, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Academy of Sciences. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Turkish, and has studied Uygur, Uzbek, Kazakh, and Russian. He is the author of the award-winning book, Muslim Chinese: Ethnic Nationalism in the People’s Republic (Harvard Univ. Press, 1991), Ethnic Identity in China (Harcourt Brace, 1998), and Making Majorities (Stanford Univ. Press, 1998, editor).