Director, China Program at the Carter Center
Yawei Liu is the Director of the China Program at the Carter Center. He has written numerous articles on China’s political developments and grassroots democracy and is the editor of the China Elections and Governance Web site. Yawei taught American history at Georgia Perimeter College from 1996 through 2008 as a tenured associate professor.
Yawei Liu is director of the China Program and has been a member of numerous Carter Center missions to monitor Chinese village, township, and county people’s congress deputy elections since 1997. He was associate professor of American history at Georgia Perimeter College until December 2008. Dr. Liu has written extensively on China’s political developments and grassroots democracy, including three edited book series: “Rural Election and Governance in Contemporary China” (Northwestern University Press, Xi’an, 2002 and 2004), “The Political Readers” (China Central Translation Bureau Press, Beijing, 2006) and “Elections & Governance” (Northwest Unviersity Press, Xian, 2009). He is the founder and editor of the China elections and governance Web site www.chinaelections.org. Dr. Liu is also co-author of the popular Chinese book “Obama: The Man Who Will Change America” (October 2008).
He earned his bachelor’s degree in English literature from Xi’an Foreign Languages Institute (1982), master’s degree in recent American history from the University of Hawaii (1989), and doctorate in American political and diplomatic history from Emory University (1996).
PhD in American Political and Diplomatic History, Emory University; MA in American History, University of Hawaii; BA in in English Literature, Xi’an Foreign Languages Institute
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