Richard Madsen is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He was co-director of a Ford Foundation project to help revive the academic discipline of sociology in China. Mr. Madsen received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Dr. Madsen is the author or co-author of 12 books, including Democracy's Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan (University of California Press, 2007).