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Brantly Womack is professor of government and foreign affairs and chair of the Division
of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia. He
joined the faculty in 1992.
Mr. Womack, the former director of the East Asia Center, has
published widely on the politics of China and Vietnam and has studied and taught in
Germany, England, China, and Hong Kong. His current research interests include the
relationship of public authority and popular power in China; provincial diversification in
China; domestic politics and foreign policy of Vietnam; and China's relations with
Mr. Womack has written or edited seven books as well as more than forty articles or book
chapters. A frequent participant in academic conferences around the world, he organized
"Asia to 2010," a joint conference of the University of Virginia and the
Atlantic Council of the United States held in the fall of 1996.
He is a member of the Association for Asian Studies, American Political Science
Association, Midwest Political Science Association, and the National Committee for U.S.
China Relations. He is an article reviewer for seven scholarly journals, and he serves as
a manuscript reviewer for University of Chicago Press, Dorsey Press, University of
California Press, Hong Kong University Press, Prentice Hall, and Cambridge University
After receiving his B.A. in politics and philosophy from the University of Dallas, Mr.
Womack was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study philosophy at the University of
Munich. He then attended the University of Chicago where he earned his M.A. and his Ph.D.
in political science. His wife, Ann Womack, is professor of psychology at American
University in Washington, D.C.
Contact information: Brantly Womack, Cabell Hall,
Charlottesville, VA 22903; 804/924-7008 (voice); 804/924-6977 (fax).