Wang Liping is Professor of Political Science in the School of Government, Peking University, China. She also serves as a member of Social Sciences Academic Committee of Peking University. She received her B.A. (1990) in Political Science and Administration and Ph.D. (1997) in Political Science from Peking University. Her research fields include comparative politics (with an emphasis on federalism, central-local relations, and application of federal principles in regional integration and unitary systems, recently on public policy areas), political psychology, and Chinese politics. She is the author of two books (Federalism and the World Order; The Quest for Prosperity and Order) and dozens of journal articles.