is Professor of Political Science at the College of Charleston. He received his B.A. and
M.A. degrees from Peking University, and his Ph.D. from the State
University of New York at Buffalo. His teaching and research interests are
comparative politics and international relations. The following classes are
offered regularly: World Politics, Politics of East Asia, Russian Politics,
International Law and Organization, Case Studies of Foreign Policy, and the
United States in World Affairs.
Dr. Liu is
the author of States and Markets: Comparing Japan and Russia
(Boulder: Westview Press, 1994). His edited books include (with Weixing Chen) New Directions in Chinese
Politics for the New Millennium (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press,
2002), Chinese Foreign Policy in Transition
(New York: Aldine, 2004), and (with Lowell Dittmer) China's Deep Reform: Domestic Politics in Transition (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006).