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Dr Sunny Xin LIU
University of Central Lancashire
Senior Lecturer

Dr LIU is current visiting LEWI as part of the LEWI Visiting Fellowshop programme. She graduated with two BA degrees from China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing and MBA in Change Management from the University of Central Lancashire in 2002. She received her PhD in China’s Cultural Diplomacy in the same university, where she has been teaching as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies since 2008. Her research interest lies in the multidisciplinary area covering public diplomacy, cultural studies, media and communication, and China’s relations with the West. Apart from nine translated books, Dr. Liu’s major publications include multiple research papers in top-rated journals such as Journal of Contemporary China, Asia Studies Review, and two monographs: China’s Cultural Diplomacy: A Great Leap Outward? (Routledge, 2019), and Anglo-Chinese Encounters Before the Opium War, A Tale of Two Empires Over Two Centuries (Routledge, 2022). She is now working on her new book provisionally titled A Historical Tempest in a Teapot, the Story of Cha and China.