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

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.