Mr. Xu Ma is an associate professor at Kunming Medical University, China and a visiting researcher at the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the E. Walsh School of Foreign Affairs , Georgetown University. He taught American Culture while doing research on Muslims in Yunnan Province of China and Modernity of Muslim Communities. Working on a novel about interfaith/international marriages, ethnic relations and cultural diversities of the Chinese Muslims, he has published one book(co-ed.) and more than twenty articles in the fields of Linguistics，Literature and Islamic Studies. His current academic interests include the State of American Islamic Studies , Interfaith Dialogue and Ethnic Relations.