Dr. Tang Hao
Randolph-Macon College welcomed its first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR),
Dr. Tang Hao, associate professor of economics at South China Normal University,
for the 2009-2010 academic year. Dr. Tang is teaching courses at
R-MC and will give public lectures on campus and in the greater Richmond area.
“We are fortunate to host a scholar of Dr. Tang’s caliber at Randolph-Macon College.
He has traveled in Europe and the United States and brings a unique, global perspective
to our campus,” said R-MC President Robert Lindgren. “This is an exciting opportunity
for our students."
Tang brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in Chinese economics and
politics, and China’s relationship with the United States and the world. He has
taught at South China Normal University for nearly 11 years and is a five-time recipient
of the university’s Excellent Teacher award. In 2004, he was the recipient of the
Excellent Young Teacher award for his bilingual course, World Economy and Politics.
Tang is also a columnist for several South China newspapers and has written nearly
400 articles in the past seven years, in both Chinese and English, about local enterprise
and the foreign enterprises in China.
During his tenure at Randolph-Macon College, Tang’s lectures and courses will focus
on the economic relationship between China and the world and China’s contemporary
economy and politics.
Tang earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in political science at North-East
Normal University and earned a Ph.D. in international relations at Jinan University.
In 2004, he studied British history and political culture for two months in England.
In 2007, he traveled to the European Union (EU) conference, “China-Europe Forum,”
and lectured on Chinese economic development and environmental protection. In 2009,
he was invited to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program in
the United States, which allowed him to witness the presidential inauguration in
Dr. Lauren Bell, a political science professor at the College, feels that this is
“an excellent opportunity” for R-MC students to study with someone of Tang’s experience
and knowledge. She added that in today’s world, China is such a major player in
the global environment and will have a integral role in our students' political
and economic future.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program.
The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings visiting scholars from abroad
to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities. In addition to teaching courses, scholars
give campus-wide and/or community lectures, help initiate international programs
and contribute to curriculum development. The program is especially appropriate
for small liberal arts colleges, minority-serving institutions and community colleges.
The Fulbright Program is supported by the U.S. Department of State.