Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the P.R.C Key Cooperative Research Institute for Policy Studies (2022-2024)

LIU Yongtao


LIU Yongtao (Retired)

Professor, Ph. D., Fudan University

Research Interests: American Government and Politics; American Foreign Policy; International Relations Theory



Sept. 1999-July 1993 Fudan University, China Ph.D.

Sept. 1987-July 1990 Fudna University, China M.Litt.

Sept. 1978-July 1982 Nankai University, China B.Litt.

Employment and Affiliations

Aug. 2002-Aug. 2003    University of Minnesota, USA Visiting Scholar

July 2001                        East-West Center, Honolulu, USA Research fellow

Sept. 1999- Feb. 2000    University of Hong Kong, HK, China Visiting Fellow

Sept. 1996-Sept. 1997    University of Minnesota, USA Visiting Scholar

Sept. 1993-now              Fudan University, China Research Fellow

Professional Membership

Member of Sino-American Relations Studies Association of China

Member of Shanghai International Strategic Studies Association

Member of Shanghai Society of American Studies


New Approaches to Politics of Security, (Beijing: Changzheng Press, 2002)

American Studies, Vol. II(co-eds.) (Beijing: Shishi Publishing House, 2002), 350 pp.

American Studies, Vol. I(co-eds.) (Beijing: Shishi Publishing House, 2001), 498 pp.

An Introduction: American Society Today (Beijing: Social Sciences and Data Publishing House, 2001), 332 pp.


Nancy Bernkopf Tucker: Pattern in the Dust: Chinese-American Relations and the Recognition Controversy (co-trans.) (Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2000).

Articles and Book Chapters

Critique and Reconstruction: Rethinking Politics of Security, Contemporary International Relations, No. 8, 2002.

A Tug-of-War Among American Political Powers Prior to Iraqi War, Global Times, December 19, 2002, page 11.

American Values Are Unsettling Now, Global Times, December 19 2002, page 11.

“Identity, Interests and Post-Cold War U.S.-Japan Alliance”, ( forth coming, Journal of Japan Studies Association )

“US and NATO Relations: An Analysis before the Prague Summit”, Global Times, November 14, 2002, A4

“US President, Congress, Mid-Term Election, and Iraq”, Global Times, October 31, 2002, A4.

“Politics of Security: Critiqueand Reconstruction”, Contemporary International Relations, No. 8, 2002.

“After ‘September 11’: A survey of U.S. Legislative-Presidential Relationship”, in Ni Shixiong and Liu Yongtao(eds.): American Studies, Vol. II (Beijing: Shishi Publishing House, 2002).

“Discourse, Power and Social Construction of ‘China Threat’”, in Ni Shixiong and Liu Yongtao (eds.): American Studies, Vol. II (Beijing: Shishi Publishing House, 2002).

“Identity Politics and U.S. China Policy: A Case Study,” International Survey, No. 1, 2002, pp. 11-14.

“Analysis of Post-Cold War U.S. Foreign Cultural Strategy,” Contemporary International Relations, No. 5, 2001,12-15.

“Culture and Diplomacy: Postwar U.S. Cultural Strategy,” Fudan Journal, No. 62-67.

“Changes of Legislative-Presidential Relationship in the 1990s and Their Impacts on U.S.China Policy,” Pacific Journal, No. 3, 2001, pp. 61-69.

“U.S. Presidency, the Congress, and Missile Defense Systems,” International Survey, No. 3, 2001, pp. 25-29.

“Criticism and Reconstruction: Critical Theory and the Study of International Relations,” International Survey, No. 6, 2000, pp. 43-48.

“Constructivism in IR Theory: AReprisal,” Contemporar International Relations, No. 9, 1999, pp.37-40.

“Norms, Identity and Prospects of Sino-American Security Cooperation,” in Peter Koehn and Joseph Y.S. Cheng(eds.): The Outlook for U.S.-China Relations Following the 1997-1998 Summits: Chinese and American Perspectives on Security, Trade and Cultural Exchange (Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 1999), pp.127-138.

“Foreign Policy Analysis: Some Changes in America,” International Survey, No. 1, 1999, pp. 16-19.

“Prospects of China-American Security Cooperation: An Alternative Perspective,” World Economy and Politics, No. 1, 1999, pp. 33-35, 47.

“Congress, the Presidency and U.S. China Policy making,” in Xie Xide and Ni Shixiong (eds.): From Normalization to Re-normalization-----20 Years of Sino-US Relations (Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 1999), pp. 117-141.

“Neorealist Theory and Constructivist Critique,” World Economy and Politics, No. 11, 1998, pp. 26-30.

“Postmodernism and Theory of International Relations,” Europe, No. 5, 1998, pp. 4- 12.

“On-going Debates Between Realists and Liberalists in Post-Cold War Era,” International Survey, No. 2,1998, pp. 12-16.

“Congress and the Presidency in U.S. China Policy,” International Survey, No. 4, 1997, pp. 31-34.

“Strategic Culture Studies in the West: An Overview,” International Survey, No. 6, 1996, pp. 51-53.

“Cultural Power and International Relations,” International Survey, No. 4, 1996, pp. 9 -13.

“Rethinking Alfred Mahan and His ‘Sea Power’ Doctrine,” Fudan Journal (Social Science Edition), No., 1996, pp. 69-73,61.

“U.S. Congress Reforms Its Lobby System,” World Outlook, No. 2, 1996, pp. 17-18.

“Several View on the Issue of Economic Sanctions by American Scholars,” International Survey, No. 4, 1995,pp. 36-39.

“The Development of Current U.S. Foreign Policy: An Analysis,” Exploration and Contention, No. 8, 1995, pp.27-30.

“Global Security: Human Society Faces Wars Without Fires,” Exploration and Contention, No. 8, 1994, pp. 29-32.

“New Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy, ” World Outlook, No. 2, 1995, pp. 8-9.

“U.S. Government Reforms Social Security System,” World Outlook, No. 18, 1994, pp. 9-10.

“Clinton Administration’s Domestic Cultural Policy Since 1993,” International Survey, No. 2, 1994, pp.49-51, 64.

Paper Presented

Presentation of a paper titled “Discourse, Power and Construction of the ‘China Threat” at the workshop of “International Relations Theory: A Sino-British Dialogue”, Shanghai, April 25-26, 2002.

Presentation of a paper titled “Congress, Presidency and U.S. China Policy (1989- 1998)” at International Conference on Hong Kong, China and Asia in 50 Years, Hong Kong, January 25-27, 2000.

Commentator of a paper titled “Determinants of Trade in Financial Services and China’s Export Potentials” by Fariborz Moshirian, professor of the University of New South Wales inA ustralia, at International Workshop on Trade in Services: China and the World, Beijing, December 8-9, 1998.

Presentation of a paper titled “Norms, Identity and Prospects of Sino-U.S. Security Cooperation” at International Symposium on the Outlook for China-USA Relations Following the Summits: Chineseand U.S. Perspectives, Hong Kong, May 28-29, 1998.

Presentation of a paper titled “Cultural Factors in Post-Cold War China-U.S. Relations” at Seminar on Cultural Power and World Politics Today, Shanghai, May, 24, 1996.

Presentation of a paper titled “Ideology in Post-Cold War U.S. China Policymaking” at Seminar on Current U.S. Socialand Cultural Aspects, Shanghai, April 15, 1995. Research Projects Conducted/Conducting

2002-2003 Project on “Post-Cold War U.S. Legislative-Presidential Relations in Foreign Policy”, funded separately by China Scholarship Council in China, and the Li Foundation in the US.

1998-2000  Project on “Politics of Security: A Sociological Perspective”, funded by Chinese Ministry of Education.

1997-1999  Project on “U.S. Congress and China-U.S. Relations (1979-1998)”, funded by the Ninth Five Year Social Sciences Research Grants, Chinese Ministry of Education.

1996-1998  Co-project on“ Post-Cold War International Relations Theory in the West”, funded by Chinese Social Sciences Studies Foundation.

1994-1995  Project on “Globalization and Sustainable Development in China”, funded by Asian ChristianYouth Foundation of America.


Words and Power Politics: A New Perspective from International Relations Studies

BooksMonographand Translation

U.S. Congress-Presidential Relationship

New Approaches to Politics of Security


A Construction of China's Safe Political Discourse: Culture, Evolution and Social Practice

National Security Directive: the President's Most Hidden Unilateral Policy Tool

Tea Party Movement: Remolding Rightest Conservation in the U.S.

Democratic Rhetoric and Hegemonic Action: Post Cold-War U.S. Military Intervention

The U.S.-China Relationships under the Regionalism in Eastnorth Asia

Discourse as (In) Security Practice: Theory and Thetoric of Axis of Evil

The Discourse of America's China Policy of New-conservatism after the Cold War: Its Infulences and Limitations

Understand Meanings: Theory, Discourse and International Relations

A Reconsideration of the North Korean Nuclear Issue: Security and Identity

Capabilities and Identities: A Likely Future of China-U.S. Security Relationship in Iraq War Mobilization

The Court in the Relationships Between America Congress and the President Language, Identity Constructionand the Theory of  'Evil' in America Foreign Policy

Postmodernism and PostmodernInternational Relations: A Basic Review Call to Arms'Against Iraq: An Analysis of  the Rhetoric of  U.S. President Bush

Language, Social Construction andInternational Relations

After 9/11: The Relationship Between American Congress and the President Revised

Imagining Unimaginabale: Current Nuclear Diffusions and America's Nuclear Strategy Idea Transformation

Discourse, Power and the Construction of China Threat

After 9/11: A Review of the Relationship Between American Congress and the President

Criticizing and Reconstructing: Some New Thinkings on Security Politics

The Politics of Identity in America's China Policy: A Case Study

Culture and Diplomacy: Post-war US Cultural Strategy

American President, Congress and TMD

The Changes of the Legislative -Presidential Relations in the 1990s America and Its Impact on US China Policy

Analysis of Post-Cold War US Foreign Cultural Strategy

Critique and Reconstruction: Critical Theory and IR Studies

Analysis of Modern Western Constructive Trends

Norms, Identity and Prospects of Sino-U.S. Security Cooperation

Some Changes in Foreign Policy Analysis in the USA

Neo-realism Theory and Constructivist Critique

Post-modernism and International Relations Theory

Ongoing Contention between Realism and Liberalism in the USA after the Cold War

Congress and the President in U.S. China Policy

Comments on Western Strategic Culture Trends

Mahan and His Sea Power Theory

Reform of the Lobbyist System in the U.S. Congress

The Orientation of Contemporary U.S. Foreign Policy

A Study of Marginal Problems in Global Society

Clinton Administration's Domestic Cultural Policies Since 1993

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