Dru C. Gladney is currently Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Recent President of the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona, and formerly the inaugural Dean of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Professor Gladney taught Asian Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa for over a decade, while serving as a Senior Research Fellow at the East-West Center. In addition to a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1987, Dr. Gladney has three M.A. degrees in anthropology, religion and philosophy. A MacArthur Foundation Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, he has twice been awarded Fulbright Fellowships to Turkey and China, and has held faculty positions and post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard University, the University of Southern California, Kings College, Cambridge, Peking and Fudan Universities, Minzu University in Beijing, the National University of Singapore, and Bosphorus University, Istanbul. Dr. Gladney began his field research in Western China over 30 years ago, and has carried out more recent projects on China’s “New Silk Road” in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Singapore, and Malaysia.