Liu Ming is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Charhar Institute in Beijing. Liu Ming currently is Professor, Executive Director of the Institute of International Relations (IIR), and Director of the Center for Korea Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS). He was Director of the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at SASS from 2009-2012.
Dr. Liu holds a Ph.D. in political sciences from Institute of World Economy, Fudan University in 1999. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, Seoul National University and Stanford University, respectively in 1993, 1996 and 2000.
His research interests cover major power relations, US strategy, Chinese foreign policy, maritime security and Northeast Asia security. Over his 27 year career, Dr. Liu won several academic awards from Shanghai academic associations.
He has contributed extensively to several leading Chinese and English journals in China, the US, Canada and South Korea. His English publications include:
“BRICS development: a long way to a powerful economic club and new international organization” (Pacific Review, 2016) ; “Northeast Asia Order after WWII: Continuity, Compliance, Power-Transition and Challenges”(the Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, 2015); “Opportunities and Challenges for Sino-American Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula”(the Korean Journal of Defense Analysis) ; “China and the North Korean Crisis: Facing Test and Transition”(Pacific Affairs); “The Paradox of Economic Integration and Territorial Rivalry in the South China Sea” (Palgrave Pivot, 2015), etc.