Liu Haifang, PhD (History), Peking Uni., is an Associate Professor in School of International Studies, Peking University. She previously worked for the Institute of West Asian and African Studies (IWAAS), the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and a visiting scholar at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague（2007-8）, Centre for China’s Studies (CCS) of Stellenbosch University(2009), Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Canada (2013-14). She serves asDeputy Director & Secretary General, the Centre for African Studies, Peking Uni., and the Vice President of the Chinese Society of African Historical Studies as well. Liu ‘s current research topics are mobility and transnational mobility (migrations), international developmentcooperation, specifically, China in Africa /Africa in China, China’sforeign aid (historical & development perspectives and Tan-Zam Railway as a case), Angola and its international relationships, SouthAfrica etc. She is teaching four courses, African Politics & International Relations (for undergraduates), Comprehensive African Study in Chinese (for MA students), Comprehensive African Study in English (for international MA students), Theories and Methodologies in Afro-Asian Studies (for MA students) and International Politics and Area Studies (for Ph. D students). Dr Liu has authored numerous publications in English and Mandarin, including books and academic essays.