Liu Cheng is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Charhar Institute in Beijing. He is a Professor at Nanjing University, where his teaching specialization includes modern history and peace studies. Since 2001, he has been a leader of a British Council-funded program of academic co-operation between Nanjing University and Coventry University, UK, in the field of peace studies. He is the pioneer to introduce peace studies as an academic discipline into Chinese universities and publications. His published works includes 8 books in Chinese, titles of which in translation are: Clause IV: Public Ownership and British Labor Party, Britain: Transition from Great Power to EU Member-state, Wars and the Negotiations, Peace Studies, The Origin and Development of Social Democracy in Europe, The Process of World Modernization, Confrontation and Cooperation: The 20th Century's British Trade Union and Country and The British Modern Transformation and Remaking of Labor Party. He gained his Ph.D. in 2001 for a thesis on the British Labor Party’s evolving policies on public ownership.