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Haiyun Ma, Frostburg State University
Dr. Haiyun Ma received his Ph.D. in Asian and Chinese history from Georgetown University in 2007. As an instructor, his teaching focuses on regional and national histories in Asia and the world; as a researcher, his scholarly work examines the history of Islam in China, as well as China’s relations with the Islamic world. Before joining the FSU Department of History in 2013, Dr. Ma taught at the University of North Carolina, Georgetown University, and Fort Lewis College. He is co-editor of an essay anthology, Zhenghe Forum: Connecting China with the Muslim World (2016), and pblished articles in two edited collections: China’s Internal and External Relations and Lessons for Korea and Asia (2013) and Current Trends in Islamist Ideology (published by the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC, in 2019). Other articles, reviews, and opinion pieces by Dr. Ma appear in Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Foreign Policy, Late Imperial China, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, China Brief, and Middle East Research and Information Project. Often sought by news outlets for commentary on China, Asia, or Middle East topics, he has been quoted or interviewed by the BBC, The Nation, Foreign Policy, Deutsche Welle, Associated Press, and The Independent. He regularly presents his research at conferences in the United States and around the world, including the Annual Asian Studies Conference, the Center for Strategic and Contemporary Research conference in Pakistan, The Revival of Religiosity and Its Impact on China Today conference at Malaya University, the Zhenge International Peace Conference in Dubai, and the International Symposium on Muslims in Inner Mongolia conference, held in Tokyo, Japan, in 2014.