Li Hua is an Adjunct Fellow at the Charhar Institute in Beijing. He is Associate Professor in the School of Public Diplomacy in Shanghai University. His research is majorly focusing on peace and security in Asian-Pacific area and Chinese contemporary diplomatic strategy. He has published several academic books, for instance International Relations in Contemporary South Asia (2003). He received his Ph.D. in law from School of International Affairs & Public Affairs from Fudan University. He was a Senior Visiting Scholar to Seoul National University in 2008-2009.