Areas of expertise
Sino-European relations (focus on Central and Eastern Europe), China’s public Diplomacy
Song Lilei is associate professor at the Institute of Central and Eastern European Studies at the School of Political Science and International Relations, Tongji University. She is a Member of the Council of the Shanghai Institute for European Studies and an Assistant Secretary General of the Shanghai Institute for Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. She lectures in China’s foreign affairs and International relations – a distinguished course supported by the Ministry of Education. She has published more than 10 articles in academic periodicals and her doctoral thesis on European Neighborhood policy and EU’s external governance was published by Shanghai Renmin publication in July 2011. She was on the academic staff of EMECW LOT14 Program in Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (2010). She is a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois in Urbana－Champaign (UIUC) in 2012 and the University of the Pacific in California in 2013.