Jinghao Zhou, assistant professor of Asian languages and cultures, had his book, Remaking China’s Public Philosophy for the Twenty-first Century, published by Praeger Publishers in August 2003. Zhou uses the prism of “public philosophy,” for the first time either in the United States or China, to examine Chinese society, modernization, globalization, and democratization as a whole. Challenging conventional thinking in Asian studies, he systematically examines China in seven aspects: history, ideology, economy, politics, religion, education, and China's future, and does so from both Eastern and Western perspectives. This scholarly work can contribute profoundly not only to nonviolent process of China’s democratization, but to international peace and development as well. The book can be used for various courses related to Asian studies.
Zhou is currently working on another book, Remaking China’s Public Philosophy and Chinese Women’s Liberation, under contract with an American press. Zhou will continue developing the central concept of “public philosophy” in women’s studies and view women’s liberation as an integrated part of nonviolent revolution of China’s modernization and democratization in a global context. By using an integrated analytical methodology, the book will synthesize all other approaches in women’s studies and open up a new way to resolve the unresolved women’s problem in communist China. This book can be also used for Asian Studies courses.
Zhou comes from mainland China and published more than 40 academic articles in Chinese publications before he came to the U.S.