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03.05.2012, 17:20

Liming Wang

Director, Confucius Institute for Ireland, University College Dublin

Born and brought up in China, Dr Wang worked for six and a half years (as a Deputy Division Director from 1986) for the Ministry of Commerce of PR China in Beijing following his primary degree obtained in 1982. In 1989, he completed an International MBA course in Sheffield Hallam University as a visiting student. He was subsequently awarded a visiting studentship from Queen’s University Belfast and, after completing his PhD in Economics, became a teaching and research fellow at Queen’s in 1995. From 2000, he worked as a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the China Unit, which is primarily involved in managing the expansion and development of Queen’s links with China in teaching, research and joint programmes.

Dr Wang was appointed at the beginning of 2006 to establish and run the Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD. He was also appointed as Director of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland.

Outside of UCD, Dr Wang is the Chairman of the Association for Chinese Studies in Ireland, the Secretary General of the Chinese Economic Association in Europe, a Board Director of the Institute of International Trade of Ireland and Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd. He has been a Visiting Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2002-2004) and Anhui Normal University since 2003. He has also been a member of International Editorial Board for Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies since 2003.

His primary research interests are in Chinese economy, transitional economics, China’s financial market and China’s rural development. He has published many articles and book chapters on these subjects and co-authored and edited books entitled China’s Grain Economy: The challenge of feeding more than a billion in 2000, Doing Business in China: The Irish Experience in 2010, Rising China in the Changing World Economy in 2012 and China’s Economic Dynamics: A Beijing Consensus in the Making? (forthcoming, 2012).

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