William A. Joseph
Professor & Chair
Department of Political Science
Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel: 781-283-2201
Fax 781-283-3644

B. A. Cornell University, Government and Asian Studies, 1969
M. A. Stanford University, East Asian Studies, 1971
Ph.D. Stanford University, Political Science, 1981

Selected Publications

Editor, Politics in China: An Introduction, and author of chapters, "Studying Chinese Politics" and "Ideology and Chinese Politics." New York: Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2014.

Co-editor (with Mark Kesselman and Joel Krieger), 
Introduction to Comparative Politics, 7th ed., and author of China chapter. Boston: Cengage/Wadsworth, forthcoming 2015.

"The Cultural Revolution: Historical Background" in Teaching Red Scarf GirlBoston: Facing History and Ourselves, 2009. Created to accompany the memoir, Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang.

Associate Editor and author of entries on "China" and "Cultural Revolution," The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World, Editor-in-Chief, Joel Krieger. Oxford University Press, 2004.
Editor, China Briefing: The Contradictions of Change. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, in conjunction with the Asia Society, 1997. Also edited China Briefings for 1992 and 1994.
"Foreword: China's Cultural Revolution," for Gao Yuan, Born Red: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution. Stanford University Press, 1987.

The Critique of Ultra-Leftism in China, 1958-1981. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1984.
Translated into Chinese and published in China by Dongnan University Press, Nanjing, 1989.