Liu Xianwen 刘显闻 , author of several remarkable books introducing US history and culture to Chinese readers, is now a visiting scholar at Harvard. I met Liu Xianwen when I was working at the US Consulate in Chengdu during 2007 – 2012 — one of the many remarkable Chengdu writers I met then.
Liu wrote America From Toleration to Greatness, an overview of the development of US political and civic culture, a Chinese translation of selected writings of General Joshua Chamberlain, and a book on the D-Day Landings and the Liberation of France. Liu’s books are well written and illuminating. Even his book on D-Day had to face adjustments by the censor.
Liu Xianwen’s books are available from the Chinese online bookstore dangdang.com at http://www.dangdang.com/author/%C1%F5%CF%D4%CE%C5_1
Whether you might consider him a scholar of a popular writer working hard at metamorphosing into a scholar, I find him impressive.