Yawei LIU

Yawei LIU is director of the China Program at The Carter Center and has been a member of numerous Carter Center missions to monitor Chinese village, township, and county People’s Congress deputy elections since 1997. LIU has written extensively on China’s political developments and grassroots democracy, including three edited book series: Rural Election and Governance in Contemporary China; The Political Readers; and Elections & Governance. He is the founder and editor of the China elections and governance website www.chinaelections.org. LIU is also co-author of the popular Chinese book Obama: The Man Who Will Change America.

LIU is adjunct professor of political science at Emory University and associate director of the China Research Center in Atlanta. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English literature from Xi’an Foreign Languages Institute in 1982, master’s degree in recent American history from the University of Hawaii in 1989, and doctorate in American political and diplomatic history from Emory University in 1996.

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