Xia Liping is Dean and Professor of School of Political Science & International Relations at Tongji University in Shanghai. He is Vice President of Shanghai Institute for International Strategic Studies (SIISS), Vice Chairman of Shanghai Association of International Studies, and Vice President of Shanghai Center for RimPac Strategic and International Studies (CPSIS). He is also Senior Guest Fellow of Institute of International Technology and Economics in Center for Development Studies under the PRC State Council. He specializes in Asian security, nuclear nonproliferation, and China’s foreign strategy. He holds a Ph.D. in world history from the East China Normal University. He got the Master Degree of Law from the Luoyang Foreign Language University in 1991. From December 2007 to April 2008, he was Director of Department of American Studies, and Director of Center for Latin American Studies at Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS). From 1996 to November 2007, he was Director of Department of Strategic Studies at SIIS. From 1989 to 1996, he was Associate Professor of Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Beijing. He has published many books and papers. Three of his latest books are “Contemporary International System and Strategic Relations among Major Powers”, “China’s Peaceful rise” and “Security and Arms Control in the Asia-Pacific Region”. He was Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States from 1994-1995, visiting scholar at Monterrey Institute of International Studies in 1999, the Hong Kong University in 2002, the Stockholm University in 2005 and visiting scholar at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung EU Office in Brussels in April-May, 2009.