Lieutenant Colonel Liu is an associate research fellow in the PLA Academy of Military Science (AMS). She has been working in the Asia-Pacific Office of the Department of Foreign Military Studies of AMS since 2001. Her major research field is Southeast Asian military and security issues as well as U.S. East Asian security strategy. She was previously a visiting fellow at Uppsala University in Sweden. Lt. Col. Liu received a B.A. and M.A. in English language and literature from the PLA Foreign Languages University and a Ph.D. in military strategy from AMS.