Dr Nengye Liu

Nengye Liu
Senior Lecturer
Adelaide Law School
Faculty of the Professions

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 Adelaide, he had worked in China, Singapore, Germany, United Kingdom and NSW. Dr Liu's research centres on enhancing global governance regime for better protection of the oceans, with particular focuses on the Polar Regions and the South China Sea. Dr Liu has published widely in fields of the law of the sea and international environmental law. He has presented research results in more than 20 countries across five continents; convened three international conferences in Scotland (EU-Arctic 2015), Australia (South China Sea 2016) and China (Polar Governance 2017); and succeeded in over 20 funding applications, including, for example, a prestigious European Union Marie Curie Fellowship. Dr Liu has held visiting positions at universities of Cambridge, Tsinghua, Montreal, Lapland, Tromsø, Trier and Tasmania. He is also an adjunct fellow of key institutes in China, such as Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Wuhan University. Dr Liu serves as the Associate Editor of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law (Oxford University Press) and a Review Editor of the Frontiers in Marine Affairs and Policy.

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Dr Nengye Liu

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 Adelaide, he had worked in China, Singapore, Germany, United Kingdom and NSW. Dr Liu's research centres on enhancing global governance regime for better protection of the oceans, with particular focuses on the Polar Regions and the South China Sea. Dr Liu has published widely in fields of the law of the sea and international environmental law. He has presented research results in more than 20 countries across five continents; convened three international conferences in Scotland (EU-Arctic 2015), Australia (South China Sea 2016) and China (Polar Governance 2017); and succeeded in over 20 funding applications, including, for example, a prestigious European Union Marie Curie Fellowship. Dr Liu has held visiting positions at universities of Cambridge, Tsinghua, Montreal, Lapland, Tromsø, Trier and Tasmania. He is also an adjunct fellow of key institutes in China, such as Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Wuhan University. Dr Liu serves as the Associate Editor of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law (Oxford University Press) and a Review Editor of the Frontiers in Marine Affairs and Policy.

  • Law of the Sea
  • International Environmental Law
  • Polar Law
  • Chinese Law
  • European Union Law

    Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2016 Senior Lecturer University of New England
    2013 - 2015 Marie Curie Research Fellow University of Dundee
    2012 - 2013 "Future Ocean" Postdoctoral Fellow Kiel University

    Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
    2017 - 2017 Invitation Visiting Scholar (Invited) Faculty of Law, University of Lapland
    2016 Fellowship Visiting Fellowship K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (JCLOS), University of Tromsø
    2013 Award Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing Ocean and Coastal Management (Elsevier)
    2011 Scholarship International Foundation for the Law of the Sea Summer Academy Scholarship International Foundation for the Law of the Sea

    Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

    Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2007 - 2012 Ghent University Belgium Doctor of Law
    2005 - 2007 Wuhan University China Master of Law
    2000 - 2004 Wuhan University China Bachelor of Law

    Research Interests

    Comparative Law, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, International Law

    Journals

    Year Citation
    2017 Liu, N. & Karim, M. (2017). South China Sea after the Philippines v. China Arbitration: Conflict and Cooperation in Troubled Waters. Asia Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy, 2, 3-7.
    2017 Liu, N. (2017). China’s Emerging Arctic Policy – What are the Implications for Arctic Governance?. Jindal Global Law Review, 8, 1, 55-68.
    10.1007/s41020-017-0041-3
    2017 Liu, N. (2017). Book Review: Polar Oceans Governance in an Era of Environmental Law. Asian Journal of International Law, 224-224.
    2017 Lim, M. & Liu, N. (2017). Condominium Arrangements as a Legal Mechanism for the Conservation of the South China Sea Large Marine Ecosystem. Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy, 2, 1, 52-87.
    10.1163/24519391-00201005
    2016 Liu, N. & Kim, R. (2016). 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.
    10.1163/15718085-12341417
    2015 Liu, N. (2015). China’s Law and Practice as a Coastal State for the Prevention of Vessel-Source Pollution. Ocean Yearbook, 29, 1, 343-355.
    10.1163/22116001-02901015
    2015 Liu, N. (2015). Book Review: Law of the Sea and the Polar Regions: Interactions between Global and Regional Regimes. Asian Journal of International Law, 5, 1, 214-215.
    2015 Liu, N. & Kirk, E. (2015). 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.
    10.1163/15718085-12341354
    2015 Liu, N. (2015). 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.
    10.1111/reel.12111
    2014 Liu, N. (2014). China’s role in the changing governance of Arctic shipping. Yearbook of Polar Law, 6, 1, 545-558.
    10.1163/1876-8814_019
    2014 Liu, N. (2014). Why China Should Ratify the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments/中国为什么需要加入《船舶压载水和沉积物控制和管理国际公约》?. China Environmental Law Review/中国环境法学评论, 10, 217-226.
    2014 Liu, N. (2014). Book Review: Introduction to International Environmental Law. Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law, 23, 2, 281-282.
    2013 Liu, N. (2013). Prevention of invasive species from ballast water. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 28, 1, 171-187.
    10.1163/15718085-12341269
    2013 Liu, N. (2013). The European Union's potential contribution to enhanced governance of Arctic shipping. Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, 73, 4, 705-733.
    2013 Liu, N. (2013). The Evolution of International Law in the Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities for China/变动中的北极治理国际法律体系及中国的挑战和机遇. Chinese Journal of Maritime Law/中国海商法研究, 24, 4, 87-93.
    2013 Liu, N. (2013). Prevention of vessel-source pollution in the South China Sea: what role can China play?. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 15, 147-166.
    2013 Liu, N. (2013). Criminal liability for vessel-source pollution in China: law and practice. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 28, 3, 517-531.
    10.1163/15718085-12341283
    2012 Liu, N. & Maes, F. (2012). Legal constraints to the European Union’s accession to the International Maritime Organization. Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce, 43, 2, 279-291.
    2011 Liu, N. & Maes, F. (2011). Prevention of vessel-source marine pollution: a note on the challenges and prospects for Chinese practice under international law. Ocean Development and International Law, 42, 4, 356-367.
    10.1080/00908320.2011.619373
    2010 Liu, N. & Maes, F. (2010). The European Union and International Maritime Organization: EU’s External Influence on the Prevention of Vessel-Source Pollution. Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce, 41, 4, 581-594.
    2010 Liu, N. (2010). International Legal Framework on the Prevention of Vessel-Source Pollution. China Oceans Law Review, 12, 2, 238-263.
    2009 Liu, N. & Maes, F. (2009). The European Union’s Role in the Prevention of Vessel-Source Pollution and its Internal Influence. The Journal of International Maritime Law, 15, 5, 411-422.

    Books

    Year Citation
    2017 N. Liu, E. Kirk & T. Henriksen (Eds.) (2017). The European Union and the Arctic. Leiden/Boston: Brill Nijhoff.

    Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2017 Liu, N., Kirk, E. & Henriksen, T. (2017). Introduction. In N. Liu, E. Kirk & T. Henriksen (Eds.), The European Union and the Arctic (pp. 1-7). Leiden/Boston: Brill Nijhoff.
    2017 Liu, N. & Hossain, K. (2017). China and the Development of International Law on Arctic Shipping. In T. Koivurova, T. Qin, T. Nykänen & S. Duyck (Eds.), Arctic Law and Governance: the Role of China and Finland (pp. 233-251). Oxford: Hart Publishing.
    2017 Liu, N., Kirk, E. & Henriksen, T. (2017). Conclusion. In N. Liu, E. Kirk & T. Henriksen (Eds.), The European Union and the Arctic (pp. 360-368). Leiden/Boston: Brill Nijhoff.
    2017 Liu, N. (2017). The European Union's Potential Contribution to the Governance of High Sea Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean. In N. Liu, E. Kirk & T. Henriksen (Eds.), The European Union and the Arctic (pp. 274-295). Leiden/Boston: Brill.
    2015 Liu, N. (2015). Climate Change Law in China, Is Renewable Energy Law an Effective Tool for Combatting Climate Change?. In H. Koch, D. König, J. Sanden & R. Verheyen (Eds.), Legal Regimes for Environmental Protection: Governance for Climate Change and Oceans Resources (pp. 70-88). Leiden/Boston: Brill.
    2015 Liu, N. (2015). Protection of the Marine Environment from Offshore Oil and Gas Activities. In R. Rayfuse (Ed.), Research Handbook on International Marine Environmental Law (pp. 190-205). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
    2015 Liu, N. (2015). Water and oceans law. In T. Qin (Ed.), Research Handbook on Chinese Environmental Law (pp. 70-92). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
    2015 Liu, N. (2015). China’s Position on International Environmental Issues. In T. Qin (Ed.), Research Handbook on Chinese Environmental Law (pp. 368-394). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
    2010 Liu, N. & Maes, F. (2010). Criminal Liability and Vessel-Source Pollution in the European Union and the United States: Inspiration for the Prevention of Vessel-Source Pollution in China. In M. Faure, L. Han & H. Shan (Eds.), Maritime Pollution Liability and Policy. China, Europe and the US (pp. 193-214). The Hague: Kluwer Law International.

    Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2017 Liu, N.; (2017); Towards a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea, What Happens Next?;
    2017 Liu, N.; (2017); China-Russia Trouble on the Arctic Silk Road?;
    2017 Liu, N.; (2017); China and the future of Antarctica;
    2017 Liu, N.; (2017); Demystifying China in Antarctica;
    2017 Liu, N.; (2017); China's New Silk Road and the Arctic;
    2017 Liu, N.; (2017); Antarctica will test China's ability as a global leader;
    2017 Liu, N. & Lim, M.; (2017); How Arctic Governance could become a testing ground for Sino-US relations;
    2016 Liu, N.; (2016); China’s emerging Arctic Policy;
    2016 Liu, N.; (2016); Why is China so quiet in the negotiations about fisheries in the central Arctic Ocean?;
    2016 Liu, N.; (2016); How China came in from the cold to help set up Antarctica’s vast new marine park;
    2016 Liu, N.; (2016); Why Antarctica depends on Australia and China’s Alliance?;
    • 2018, Project Leader, The Great Law of China: Legal Studies and Internship, New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant, Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (AU$33,000, partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University and King & Wood Mallesons)
    • 2017 – 2018, Chief Investigator, “Conservation of Marine Living Resources in the Polar Regions”, Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme, The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)-Universities Australia (AU$12,000, with Alexander Proelss, Trier University)
    • 2016 – 2017, Chief Investigator, “The European Union and the Conservation of Marine Living Resources in Antarctica”, EU Centre for Global Affairs Annual Grant Program 2016, University of Adelaide, Australia (AU$5,103)
    • 2013 – 2015, Marie Curie Fellow, “The European Union and Legal Protection of Marine Biodiversity in the Arctic (EuroArcticLaB)”, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship for Career Development, FP7-People-2012-IEF, European Commission (221,606€, score: 97.6/100, success rate: 16%, Scientist in Charge: Elizabeth Kirk, University of Dundee, UK)
    • 2012 – 2015, Chief Investigator, “The European Union and the Protection of Marine Arctic”, German Research Foundation (DFG) “Future Ocean” Cluster of Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Kiel, Germany (225,000€, terminated from September 2013)
    • 2011 – 2012, Chief Investigator, “Prevention of Vessel-Source Pollution under Chinese Law: Problems and Prospects”, Funding for a Long Research Trip Abroad, Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Belgium (10,230€)
    • 2008 – 2012, Doctoral Researcher, “Prevention of Vessel-Source Pollution, a Comparative Study between European and Chinese Law”, PhD Scholarship for Candidates from Developing Countries, Special Research Fund (BOF), Ghent University, Belgium

    University of Adelaide:

    • COMMLAW 1004 - Commercial Law 1
    • LAW2564 - Selected Issues in Chinese Law
    • LAW2571 - Law of the Sea
    • LAW3538 - International Law Study Tour

    Invited guest lectures

    • September 2017, LLB courses: "International Environmental Law", "Comparative Environmental Law", Faculty of Law, University of Lapland, Finland
    • March 2015, lecture in undergraduate and postgraduate course “droit de la mer/Law of the Sea”, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal, Canada
    • 2014 – 2015, lecture in undergraduate course “Public International Law” and LLM course “Ecosystems and International Law”, School of Law, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
    • 2011/2012, Semester 1, lectures in  “Chinese Environmental Law”, LLM in Chinese Law, School of Law, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
    • November 2011, lecture series, “International Regulation on Vessel-Source Pollution” (self-designed LLM course), Koguan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    • 2011/2012, Semester 1, lecture series, “International Regulation on Vessel-Source Pollution” (self-designed LLM course), School of Law, Renmin University, Beijing, China

    PhD students

    • Geoff Leane (co-supervisor)

    Research visitors

    • Valentin Schatz, Research Associate/PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, Trier University, Germany, April 2017 and March 2018
    • Prof Adjuncta Carina Oliveira, Professor of International and Environmental Law, School of Law, University of Brasília, Brazil, June – August 2017
    • Prof Jianwei Zhang, Professor of Environmental Law, Tianjin University Law School, China, 25 July – 5 August 2016
    • Prof Liyan Yang, Professor of International Law, School of International Law, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, China, 25 July – 15 August 2016

    Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
    2017 - ongoing Editor Frontiers in Marine Affairs and Policy Switzerland
    2014 - ongoing Associate Editor Yearbook of International Environmental Law United Kingdom
    Position
    Senior Lecturer
    Phone
    83134448
    Fax
    8313 4344
    Campus
    North Terrace
    Building
    Ligertwood Building
    Room Number
    4.10
    Org Unit
    Law School

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