About the author
Wu Shicun has a PhD in history and is president and senior research fellow of China’s National Institute for South China Sea Studies, and deputy director of the Collaborative Innovation Center of South China Sea Studies, Nanjing University.
Dr Wu’s research interests cover the history and geography of the South China Sea, maritime delimitation, maritime economy, international relations and regional security strategy. His main single-authored books include A Study on the South China Sea Disputes (Hainan Publishing House, 2005) and The Origin and Development of the Nansha Disputes (Ocean Press, 1999). His main edited books include Maritime Security in the South China Sea (Ashgate, 2009), Selective Studies on World Famous Island Economic Bodies (World Knowledge, 2006) and Collection of Documents Relating to South China Sea Issues (Hainan Publishing House, 2001). Dr Wu has published widely in academic journals and been the subject of frequent media interviews as a senior commentator on South China Sea issues.