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Yun Liu

Associate Professor

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Dr Liu, Yun (Queen’s, Alberta) has worked in China and Canada and gained most of his research and teaching experience in Wuhan, Edmonton, Kingston, and Regina before he joined the XJTLU in 2022 fall. His academic specialties are rooted in the domains of development studies, economic-environmental policies, global trade, and international political economy. These research themes would be mostly overlapped with modern China’s industrial and economic evolutions, especially regarding its development paths and governance mechanisms at both local and global scopes and levels. His research works have also focused on modern China’s historical lessons from those radical changes and revolutions traced from the 19th century to its more recent evolutions with industrialization, globalization, modernization, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Dr Liu’s academic training and research interest have thus extended across humanity (History), social science (Financial/Development Economics) and International Business.Dr Liu welcomes PhD applications related to his research interests.

Research interests

Global/World History; Modern/Contemporary History of China; Political Economy

Urban/financial/business history; development studies; industrialization; globalization; modernization

Sustainable Development; economic-environmental policy analysis; quantitative research methods

Environmental/Ecological l Economics; Climate change policies; Carbon trading; CDM; Green finance

South-North and South-South Cooperation; Education internalization; China-Canada relations; Public Diplomacy.


Deputy Director of the Master Program of International Business and Global Affairs (IBGA) at XJTLU, 2022-


2022-23 Semester 2, INS106

International Development and Poverty

Late imperial China (Ming-Qing China), 1500-

World History

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Research Fellow, 2021-22, Humanity Research Institute, University of Regina, CA.

Research Associate, Queen's Institute of Energy and Environmental Policy, Queen's University, CA.

PhD, History (Chinese Economic/Environmental History), Queen’s University, CA.

PhD, Finance (International/Corporate Finance), University of Alberta, CA.

M.A., Economics (Industrial Economics), Wuhan University of Technology, CN.

B.A., Finance (Monetary Economics), Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, CN.

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