Liu Chen

Liu Chen is a Professor of Cultural Studies in the School of English and International Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU). She received a Ph.D. in Politics in 2006 from Peking University. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Economics at Department of Economics, Harvard University. Her research interests include international relations, intercultural studies, experimental approaches to public policy analysis, and statistical methodology. She authored three books. Her book on the transformation of China’s international influence, Building up China’s Soft Power since 1978 Reform and Opening up won the Grant of National Social Science Foundation of China. Recent projects include global governance policies and technologies, global think tanks, the international influence index of China’s nation branding/ city branding/ enterprise branding, and the intersection of causal inference and machine learning methods for the social sciences.

Liu Chen is the Director of the National Centre for Canadian Studies (CCS), is the founding director of Centre for Intercultural Studies, BFSU. She initiated, and has organised China’s Global Image Survey, China’s Enterprise International Influence Survey. Liu Chen is a senior advisor to the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC), the State Council Information Office of China, and the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China (SAPPRFT), Guest professor at Xizang Minzu University, member of the editorial board of ‘Ethno-National Studies’ of Southwest University for Nationalities.

Gong Yan

Associate professor of School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University. Founding director of Canadian Studies Centre (2006-2015), Vice President of the Association of Canadian Studies in China (2014-2016). Visiting scholar at Cambridge University, Yale University, Carleton University and McGill University. On the Board of Consulting Editors for the journal History of Intellectual Culture (University of Calgary). Published a dozen books (textbooks), chief-editor or deputy chief-editor for four of them. Won "Excellent Teacher" Title (Beijing municipal government); Third Prize awarded by Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation; one of the textbooks won First Prize for National Excellent Textbooks.

Graduate Teaching:
Introduction to Canadian Studies, Contemporary Issues and Policy Alternatives in Canada

Research Area:
Public Policy and Social Policy, Canadian Environmental Policy

Geng Liping

Ph. D., Professor

Academic Achievements — Books:

Sensibility and Ethics: The British Novel 1771~1817. Beijing: Peking UP, 2013.

A Critical Edition of the Novels of Scottish Writer Henry Mackenzie. Lewiston, NY:Edwin Mellen, 2011.

Progressive States of Mind: Dialectical Elements in the Novels of Jane Austen.Beijing: Peking UP, 2006.

Swamp Angel: A Critical Edition. Canadian Critical Editions. Ottawa: Tecumseh, 2005.

The Loiterer by James Austen. Ann Arbor: Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints, 2000.

Academic Achievements — Thesis:

"The Austens and the School Journalism of the 1780s and 90s," Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal 31(2009): 180~90

"The Rival Editions of Ethel Wilson’s Swamp Angel," Essays on Canadian Writing 77 ( 2002): 63~89

"The Loiterer and Jane Austen's Literary Identity," Eighteenth-Century Fiction 13.4 ( 2001): 579~92

Li Hongfeng

Ph.D. in history of Paris 3 University, teacher of Department of French of Beijing Foreign Studies University, director of the Quebec Studies center. She is in charge of some courses like Avanced French and Francophone World Research (bachelor and master). Her main research direction is French diplomacy and global peace and security issues. Author of Les relations sino-françaises (1949~1980)" and more than 20 papers about francophone countries, she has presided or participated several research projects.

Zhao Dong

Associate Prof., School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University. (2000~present)

Visiting Scholar, Harvard Center for the Study of World Religions. (2015~2016)

Visiting Scholar, Yale Divinity School and English Dept. (2003~2004)

Wang Wenli

Lecturer of Beijing Foreign Studies University, she received M.A. of English and American Literature in 2003 from Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Research Interests:
Children’s Literature, Comparative Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies


Active English: Learners’ Workbook (Band 6) (co-editor), Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2004

Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms (English-Chinese) (co-editor), Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2005

Friendship: Socialist Core Values, China Renmin University Press, 2015

Zhang Xiaoyi

Lecturer of Beijing Foreign Studies University , she received a Ph.D. of International Relations in 2016 from Beijing Foreign Studies University, and M.A. of English Literature in 2003 from Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Professional Service:
Member of the Expert Pool, China Institute for International Studies (CIIS)


Political Constraints Affecting Oil Sands Cooperation Between China and Canada, International Forum, Vol. 4, 2013

Punching above Its Weight: On the History and Features of Canada’s Public Diplomacy and Certain Conclusions from It, International Forum, Vol. 3, 2011

A Review of the Arctic Security Policies by the Harper Administration in Canada, Contemporary International Relations, Vol. 7, 2016

Public Diplomacy—Canada & China—A Race between a Hare and a Tortoise? in Issues in Canada-China Relations, Pitman B. Potter and Thomas Adams eds, Canadian International Council, Toronto, November 2011

Academic Projects:
2011, leader, subproject on Canada, “Think-tank”, specially entrusted project by National Social Science Fund

Honors and Awards:
Special Award for Canadian Studies, Canadian Federal Government, 2012

Press Interviews:
By Shenzhen Satellite TV, on Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Canada, September 23, 2016; By China Radio International (Beijing, China), on Harper’s visit to China and Canada/China relations, February 10 & 13, 2012

Dong Yikun

Current Research interests:

Canada-China Relations, Energy policy


“From Trudeau to Harper-Canada’s Policy toward China since 1970”

“’New Normal’ in China-Canada Energy Relationship from the Perspective of North American Energy Revolution”

“Development Report of Clean Energy Industry in the US”

“Aboriginal Participation in Natural Resources Developments in Canada”