Wang Xi is an assistant professor at the Institute of World Religions, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing. Born and raised in Xian Yang, China, he received his M.A. in Middle Eastern history in 1998 and his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies in 2008 from the Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing. His research interests include classical Islamic thought, Sufism, and Islamic philosophy. At Stony Brook he is working on a Chinese translation of Ibn Arabi’s Fusus al-hikam and studying the development of Islamic theology in the Chinese language beginning with Wang Daiyu.