Dr Nengye Liu is a Senior Lecturer at Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. He was educated in Wuhan (China, LLB and LLM) and Ghent (Belgium, Doctor of Law). Prior to moving to Australia, he had worked at King & Wood Mallessons (Shenzhen, China), Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Future Ocean Cluster of Excellence (Kiel, Germany) and University of Dundee (United Kingdom).
Dr Liu's research centres on enhancing global governance regime for better protection of the oceans, with particular focus on the Polar Regions and the South China Sea. He has published extensively in leading journals in the fields of the law of the sea and international environmental law. He has presented research results in more than 20 countries across five continents and convened three international conferences in Scotland (EU-Arctic 2015), Australia (South China Sea 2016) and China (Polar Governance 2017). Dr Liu's research has been supported by major funding bodies, such as EU Marie Curie Fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG), Australian Academy of Social Sciences (ASSA), EU COST Action, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). His opinion pieces regularly appear in various places, such as The Conversation, The Diplomat, China Dialogue, Policy Forum and Australian Outlook. His research has been covered by mainstream media, e.g., BBC, Xinhua, VOA, The Atlantic and Strait Times.
Dr Liu has held visiting positions at universities of Cambridge, Tsinghua, Montreal, Lapland, Tromsø, Tasmania and Trier. He was a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Lapland, Finland in September 2017, teaching international and comparative environmental law. Dr Liu serves as an Associate Editor of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law (Oxford University Press) and a Review Editor of the Frontiers in Marine Affairs and Policy.
· 2017, Nengye Liu, Elizabeth Kirk, Tore Henriksen (eds), The European Union and the Arctic (Brill Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston)
· 2017, Nengye Liu, Saiful Karim (eds), Special Issue “South China Sea after the Philippines v. China Arbitration: Conflict and Cooperation in Troubled Waters”, Asia Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy 2 (1)
· 2017, Nengye Liu, The European Union's Potential Contribution to the Governance of High Sea Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean, in Nengye Liu, Elizabeth Kirk and Tore Henriksen (eds), The European Union and the Arctic (Brill Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston) 274-295
· 2017, Nengye Liu, Kamrul Hossain, China and the Development of International Law on Arctic Shipping: Challenges and Opportunities, in Timo Koivurova, Tianbao Qin, Tapio Nykänen, Sebastien Duyck (eds), Arctic Law and Governance: the Role of China and Finland (Hart Publishing, Oxford) 233-251
· 2015, Nengye Liu, Protection of the Marine Environment from Offshore Oil and Gas Activities, in Rosemary Rayfuse (ed), Research Handbook on International Marine Environmental Law (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham) 190-205
· 2015, Nengye Liu, Climate Change Law in China, Is Renewable Energy Law an Effective Tool for Combatting Climate Change?, in Hans-Joachim Koch, Doris König, Joachim Sanden, Roda Verheyen (eds), Legal Regimes for Environmental Protection: Governance for Climate Change and Oceans Resources (Brill Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston) 70-88
· 2015, Nengye Liu, China’s Position on International Environmental Issues, in Tianbao Qin (ed), Research Handbook on Chinese Environmental Law (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham) 368-394
· 2015, Nengye Liu, Water and Oceans, in Tianbao Qin (ed), Research Handbook on Chinese Environmental Law (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham) 70-92
Refereed Journal Articles
· 2018, Nengye Liu, Qi Xu, How might the European Union Engage Constructively with China in the South China Sea? Ocean Development and International Law 49 (3) (accepted in November 2017) (SSCI)
· 2018, Nengye Liu, Cassandra Brooks, China’s Changing Position towards Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Ocean: Implications for Future Antarctic Governance, Marine Policy 94 189-195 (SSCI)
· 2018, Nengye Liu, Will China Build a Green Belt and Road in the Arctic? Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law 27 (1) 55-62
· 2017, Nengye Liu, China’s Emerging Arctic Policy – What are the Implications for Arctic Governance? Jindal Global Law Review 8 (1) 55-68
· 2016, Nengye Liu, Rakhyun Kim, China’s New Law on Exploration and Exploitation of Resources in the International Seabed Area of 2016, International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 31 (4) 691-705 (SSCI)
· 2015, Nengye Liu, The European Union's Potential Contribution to Enhanced Governance of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations in the Arctic, Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law 24 (2) 223-231
· 2015, Nengye Liu, Elizabeth Kirk, The European Union’s Potential Contribution to Protect Marine Biodiversity in the Changing Arctic: a Roadmap, International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 30 (2) 255-284 (SSCI)
· 2015, Nengye Liu, China’s Law and Practice as a Coastal State for the Prevention of Vessel-Source Pollution, Ocean Yearbook 29, 343-355
· 2014, Nengye Liu, China’s Role in the Changing Governance of Arctic Shipping, Yearbook of Polar Law 6, 545-558
· 2013, Nengye Liu, The European Union's Potential Contribution to Enhanced Governance of Arctic Shipping, Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht/Heidelberg Journal of International Law 73 (4) 705-733
· 2013, Nengye Liu, Criminal Liability for Vessel-Source Pollution in China: Law and Practice, International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 28 (3) 517-531 (SSCI)
· 2013, Nengye Liu, Prevention of Invasive Species from Ballast Water in China, International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 28 (1) 171-187 (SSCI)