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WU Shicun President of National Institute for South China Sea Studies&

Dr. WU graduated from Nanjing University in 1984. He joined the study programmes in the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), John Hopkins University and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University successively. He was a visiting scholar for the research programme on the Dynamics of US Foreign Policy-Regional Security sponsored by U.S. Government and a visiting senior research fellow at Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.


Dr. Wu’s research interests cover history and geography of South China Sea, maritime delimitation, maritime economy, international relations and regional security strategy. His main published works include Origin and Development of Spratly Disputes, Collection of Literatures on the South China Sea Issues, A Bibliography of Research Documents on the South China Sea, A Study on the South China Sea Disputes, and Selective Studies on World Famous Island Economic Bodies.? His published academic papers include “Zheng He's Voyages to the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea”, “Historical Background on the 1943 Sino-British New Treaty”, “Relativity of Historical Cognition”, “The Foundation of Sino-ASEAN Free Trade Zone and Cross-Strait Commercial Relations”, “Imperative Task: the Exploitation of South China Sea Resources”, “Institutional and Policy Factors Affecting Taiwan’s Economic Development”, and “South China Sea Issues in the Period of the Republic of China”.