Liu, Kang is Professor of Chinese Studies at Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and Director of China Research Center, Duke University, and also Chair Professor and Dean of the Institute of Arts and Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. He received B.A. in English in Nanjing University in 1982. In 1983, He came to the United States on a Fulbright scholarship and received Ph.D. in comparative literature at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989. He is the author of eight books, including Aesthetics and Marxism(Duke University Press, 2000), Globalization and Cultural Trend in China(University of Hawaii Press, 2003), Culture/Media/Globalization (Nanjing University Press, 2006), and Demonizing China(Chinese Social Sciences Academy Press, 1996), a bestselling book in Chinese, which analyzes the American media’s coverage of China. In addition, Liu Kang published widely in both English and Chinese on issues ranging from contemporary Chinese media and culture, globalization, to Marxism and aesthetics. His current projects include global surveys of China’s image, Chinese soft power and public diplomacy, and political and ideological changes in China.