Lawrence C. Reardon received his B.A in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, a Masters in International Affairs and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University; he has also received diplomas and certificates from the University of Vienna, Peking University, Columbia University’s East Asian Institute, and Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. In 2002, the University of Washington Press published, The Reluctant Dragon: The Impact of Crisis Cycles on Chinese Foreign Economic Policy. He has translated and edited two collections of Chinese foreign economic policy documents and edited the Chinese translation of an OECD study on China's Special Economic Zones. He has written articles on China's foreign economic policy for China Quarterly, The Journal of Contemporary China, China Law and Government, China Business Review, and The Journal of Shenzhen University. He has also written several book chapters on issues ranging from political and radical Islam in Southeast Asia to Chinese elite politics. He recently completed co-editing a book for Georgetown University Press entitled, The Vatican and the Nation-State in Comparative Perspective, for which he contributed the chapter on the mainland Chinese Church. He currently is writing a monograph on China's development strategies during the 1980s. He was a Luce Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from 2001-02, a Committee for Scholarly Communications with the People’s Republic of China fellow (Fulbright) at Peking University from 1984-86, a special researcher at Jinan University (Guangzhou, China) since 1986, and a foreign expert teaching economics at Shenzhen University (Shenzhen SEZ, China) from 1986-88. Currently he is an associate professor of political science, coordinator of Asian studies at the University of New Hampshire, academic advisor at the Center for International Education, as well as an associate in research at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for East Asian Research.