Guoli Liu


Address: JC Long, 9 Liberty Street, Room 229
Office Hours: By appointment only
Phone: 843.953.5883

Guoli Liu is a Professor of Political Science at the College of Charleston.  He has taught in the Department since 1993. His main teaching and research areas are comparative politics and international relations with a focus on East Asia. He regularly offers courses in World Politics, International Relations Theory, Chinese Politics, Politics of East Asia, Cases Studies in Foreign Policy, and the Capstone Seminar. He has been a co-director of the College of Charleston China study summer program. The summer course focuses on a comparative study of China and the United States.

He is the author of States and Markets: Comparing Japan and Russia (Westview Press), Politics and Government in China (ABC-CLIO), editor of Chinese Foreign Policy in Transition (Aldine Transaction), (with Lowell Dittmer) China’s Deep Reform: Domestic Politics in Transition (Rowman and Littlefield), and (with Quansheng Zhao) Managing the China Challenge (Routledge). In 2005 he was a recipient of the Distinguished Research Award at the College of Charleston. His current research focuses on the relationship between socioeconomic development and political democratization, and the relationship between domestic politics and foreign policy change.

Dr. Liu earned his Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in international politics from Peking University.


Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
M.A., B.A., Peking University
Field of Specialization: International Politics; Comparative Politics-China, Russia