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Fellows · 现任研究员

Our fellows for the 2014-15 academic year include:

Alanna Krolikowski focuses her research on China-U.S. relations in strategic high-technology sectors. Her doctoral dissertation examines trade and technical cooperation between the two countries in commercial aircraft-manufacturing and civil-commercial space. During her time in the program, she will develop this project to examine bilateral relations in other high-technology sectors.

Alanna holds a PhD in political science at the University of Toronto. She has conducted research in Beijing and at several other sites across China as a visiting scholar in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and in Washington, DC, as a visiting scholar in the Space Policy Institute of The George Washington University. Alanna graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours from McGill University and has a Master's degree from the University of Toronto. 

She will be in residence at Harvard.  You can contact her directly for her office hours.


Xiaojun Li is an assistant professor in the department of political science and faculty associate in the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. His research interests are in international and comparative political economy with a focus on China. His current book project examines the domestic sources of the wide variation in both statutory (de jure) and administered (de facto) protection across Chinese manufacturing industries during and after China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). His research has appeared in Asian Survey, Chinese Journal of International Politics, Foreign Policy Analysis as well as in edited volumes, and has received grants and awards from such organizations as the National Science Foundation, the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, the Association of Chinese Political Studies, the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, and the Chinese Ministry of Education. A native of Shanghai, China, Xiaojun holds a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University, an M.A in political science and an M.S. in statistics from the University of Georgia, and a B.A. in English and international studies from China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing. He will be in residence at Harvard University.

Adam P. Liff (黎雅澹) specializes in international relations of East Asia, with a particular focus on Chinese and Japanese security policy and the U.S. role in the region. His doctoral dissertation analyzes the role of norms and socialization processes in shaping the military trajectories of rising powers. Adam’s recent publications include peer-reviewed articles in The China Quarterly and Journal of Strategic Studies; analytical pieces for Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, PacNet, Asia-Pacific Bulletin, among others; and several book chapters in edited volumes. He has held research affiliations at Peking University, University of Tokyo, Harvard Kennedy School, University of Virginia, Stanford University, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE), and RAND Corporation.  Adam holds a B.A. from Stanford University (with Distinction, With Honors, and Phi Beta Kappa), and an M.A. in Politics from Princeton University. He expects to receive his Ph.D in Politics from Princeton University in June 2014. After completing his fellowship in China and the World, Adam will take up a post as Assistant Professor of East Asian International Relations at Indiana University’s new School of Global and International Studies ( More information about Adam is available on his website (, and you can follow him on Twitter @AdamPLiff. He will be in residence at Princeton University and will post office hours later this fall.

 Jing Tao (陶靖) specializes in Chinese foreign policy, international law and organization, and East Asian security. During the CWP fellowship period, she works on a book manuscript based on her dissertation entitled “Sovereignty Costs and Selective Delegation: China’s Approach to Legalized Dispute Resolution in International Treaties.” This project uses different types of “hard laws” with legalized dispute settlement mechanisms to examine the depth of China’s socialization in international legal regimes and the changes and continuities of China’s approach to state sovereignty. She holds double B.A. degrees in International Relations and Economics, an M.A. degree in International Relations from Peking University, and a Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Cornell University. She will be in residence at Princeton University and will post office hours later this fall.