Cao Shanyu is an Adjunct Fellow at the Charhar Institute in Beijing. Cao Shanyu is Lecturer of the School of International Relations of Sun Yat-sen University. Her research interests are Northeast Asian Studies, migration and public diplomacy. She has produced numerous academic articles, including Migration, Studying Abroad and Revolution:Korean Overseas Students in Sun Yat-Sen University in 1920s and 1930s (2011). She speaks Korean, Japanese and English. From 2005-2007, she worked for the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to China. She received B.A. from Northeast Normal University, M.A. from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Ph.D. in history from Sun Yat-Sen University.