Song Niu
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BIO

Song Niu is an associate professor of the Middle East Studies Institute (MESI) at Shanghai International Studies University, secretary of the MESI party branch, and is editorial director of the Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. In July 2009, he joined MESI as a research fellow. From 2011-2014, he severed as a postdoctoral fellow in the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) at Fudan University. From 2013-2014, he severed as a postdoctoral fellow in the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University. He is a member of China Association of Middle Eastern Studies, and International Institute of Cultural Studies–Shanghai. He is also adjunct research fellow of the Center for Religion and China’s National Security at Fudan University, Center for Arab Studies at Wuhan University, and Center for European Union Studies at Shanghai International Studies University.

In addition to his academic work, he teaches courses for undergraduates and postgraduates. He supervises postgraduate students since 2012, and one of them got National Scholarship in 2014, one of them got Israel Government Scholarships.

He is the author of two books on the Middle East. His opinion pieces have appeared in the People’s Daily Overseas Edition, Global Times, China Daily, China Social Sciences Today, People’s Political Consultative Conference Newspaper, Beijing News, Xinmin Evening News, Dongfang Daily, Wenhui Daily, PLA Daily, Changjiang Daily, Xiaoxiang Morning Herald, Sputnik News, and China Newsweek.

CONTACT

Email: phd_niusong@163.com

Tel: 0086 21 35372872

POSITIONS

Associate professor (since 2012), editorial director of the Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

EXPERTISE AREAS

Great Powers and the Middle East, Islamic Pilgrimage Studies

RESEARCH INTEREST

Religion and International Relations, Middle Eastern Politics and Economy

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Shanghai International Studies University, 2009

Joint Ph.D student, Tel Aviv University, 2008-2009

M.A., Wuhan University, 2006

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

1. Niu Song, Study on European Union’s Democratic Governance in the Middle East, Beijing: Current Affairs Publishing House, September 2011;

2. Niu Song, etc., A Research on Contemporary East Asia and Middle East Relations, Beijing: World Knowledge Press, November 2015.

BOOK CHAPTERS

1. Niu Song, “ASEAN-GCC Economic and Trade Cooperation and Its Implications on China,” in Wang Zhengwei, ed., Papers of Theory Seminar of China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum (Vol.1, 2010), Yinchuan: Ningxia People’s Press, 2010;

2. Niu Song, “South Korea-Middle East Countries’ High-tech Economic Cooperation and Its Implication on China-Arab States Cooperation,” in Wang Zhengwei, ed., Papers of Theory Seminar of China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum (Vol.2, 2011), Yinchuan: Ningxia People’s Press, 2011;

3. Sun Degang, Niu Song, “Middle East Upheaval and the Strategic Countermeasures of European Powers and the EU,” in Liu Zhongmin, Zhu Weilie, eds., Reports on Middle East Development: Multidimensional Perspectives on the Middle East Upheaval, Beijing: Current Affairs Publishing House, 2013.

4. Niu Song, “The Promotion of Democratization Process in the Middle East by US and EU,” in Wang Bo, The Relations between Middle East and the Big Powers, Beijing: Current Affairs Publishing House, 2013;

5. Niu Song, “Political and Social Reform in Arab Monarchic State,” in Liu Zhongmin, Zhu Weilie, eds., Reports on Middle East Development: The Middle East in Transformation and Turmoil, Beijing: Current Affairs Publishing House, 2014;

6. Niu Song, “Islamic Pilgrimage and International Relations,” in Xu Yihua, Zou Lei, eds., Religion and China’s Foreign Strategy, Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Press, 2014;

7. Niu Song, “The Political Modernization of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” in Li Rongjian, ed., Collected Works of Arab Studies, Beijing: Xinhua Press, 2015;

8Niu Song, “The Impacts of Europe-Africa Historical Relations on Contemporary African Culture and Religions,” in Cao Deming, Dai Qixiu, eds., A Study on EU and Its Member States’ Relations with Africa, Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2015;

9. Niu Song, “The Impacts of Europe-Africa Historical Relations on EU’s Africa and Middle East Policy,” in Cao Deming, Dai Qixiu, eds., A Study on EU and Its Member States’ Relations with Africa, Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2015;

10. Niu Song, Lu Lu, “International Rivalry in Striking the ‘Islamic State’,” in Liu Zhongmin, Zhu Weilie, Sun Degang, eds., Reports on Middle East Development: “One Belt One Road” Construction and the Middle East, Beijing: Current Affairs Publishing House, 2016.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Articles in Academic Journals [in English and Arabic]

1. Niu Song, “The Economic and Trade Cooperation between ASEAN and the Gulf Cooperation Council,’’ Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (in Asia), Vol. 4, No. 4, December 2010;

2. Niu Song, “The Taliban Factor in the Republic of Korea’s Afghanistan Strategy,” Korean Journal of Defense Analysis (SSCI), Vol. 25, No. 1, March 2013;

3. Niu Song, “The Strategic Partnership between South Korea and the United Arab Emirates,” Güvenlik Stratejileri Dergisi(Journal of Security Strategies), Vol.9, Issue 17, April 2013;

4. نيو سونج: ((الشراكة الاستراتيجية بين كوريا الجنوبية ودولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة))، ((دراسات عالمية))، عدد 137، 2014م.

5. Niu Song, “God Belief in South Korea-Israel Relations,” World Journal of Islamic History and Civilization, Vol.4, No.4, December 2014;

6. Niu Song, Religious Challenges toward China’s Military Activities in the Middle East,” İstanbul Gelişim Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi (Istanbul Gelisim University Journal of Social Sciences), Vol.2, Issue 1, April 2015;

7.Niu Song, “Islam and South Korea’s Middle East Diplomacy,” Papers of the British Association for Korean Studies, Vol.16, Summer 2015;

8. Niu Song, “Middle East Studies in Taiwan since1957,” International Affairs and Global Strategy, Vol.42, March 2016;

9. Niu Song, “North Korea’s Middle East Diplomacy and the Arab Spring,” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Vol.10, No.1, May 2016.

Articles in Academic Journals [in Chinese]

1. Niu Song, “The Characteristics of the Modernization of Arab Countries,” Journal of Arab World Studies, No.2, March 2005;

2. Niu Song, “The Political Modernization of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” Wuhan University Journal(Humanities Sciences) (CSSCI), No.6, November 2007;

3. Niu Song, “EU and Saudi Arabia’s Democratization Process,” Arab World Studies (CSSCI), No.3, May 2008;

4. Niu Song, “The EU and Democratization Processes in Iran,” International Date Information, No.7, July 2008;

5. Niu Song, “Democratization Process in Cyprus with EU’s Promotion,” Forum of World Economics & Politics (CSSCI), No.2, March 2009;

6. Niu Song, “EU Democratic Governance in Greater Middle East: To Take Afghanistan as an Example,” South Asian Studies Quarterly (CSSCI), No.2, June 2009;

7. Niu Song, “The Disparity and Cooperation in European Union and the US’s Democratic Governance in the Middle East,” Arab World Studies (CSSCI), No.4, July 2009;

8. Niu Song, “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Diplomacy Strategy towards Big Powers,” Journal of Jiangnan Social University (CSSCI), No.4, December 2009;

9. Niu Song, “The Interaction between German Middle East Policy and EU’s Middle East Policy,” Deutschland-Studien (CSSCI), No.1, March 2010;

10. Niu Song, “The Comparison of Core Values within Islamic Society and Christian Society,” Wuhan University Journal(Humanities Sciences) (CSSCI), No.2, March 2010;

11. Niu Song, “Influence of Iranian Factor on Relationship between Israel and Countries in Gulf Cooperation Council,” Forum of World Economics & Politics (CSSCI), No.2, March 2010;

12. Niu Song, “Islam and South Korea’s Middle East Diplomacy,” Arab World Studies (CSSCI), No.3, March 2010;

13. Niu Song, “The International System in Transition and US-Taliban Relations,” South Asian Studies Quarterly (CSSCI), No.2, June 2010;

14. Niu Song, “EU and Democratization Process in Palestine,” West Asia and Africa (CSSCI), No.11, November 2010;

15. Niu Song, “The Economic and Trade Cooperation between ASEAN and the Gulf Cooperation Council,” Southeast Asian Affairs (CSSCI), No.1, March 2011;

16. Niu Song, “The Trade Cooperation between ASEAN-GCC and Implications for China,” Asia-Pacific Economic Review (CSSCI), No.3, May 2011;

17. Niu Song, “Study on the Effectiveness of Moderate Constructivism: South Korea-Turkey Relation as A Case,” Arab World Studies (CSSCI), No.4, July 2011;

18. Niu Song, “The Impact of Religious Factors on Turkey’s Accession to the EU,” World Ethno-National Studies, No.6, December 2011;

19. Niu Song, Jiusi Wang, “Japan’s Middle East Policy and Its Dilemma during the Cold War,” Japan Studies (CSSCI), No.4, December 2011;

20. Niu Song, “Rise and Fall of States in Systems Science’s Perspective—Examples of EU and Mid-East,” Journal of Systems Science (CSSCI), No.1, February 2012;

21. Niu Song, “The ASEAN-GCC Relation since the Middle East Upheaval,” Arab World Studies (CSSCI), No.3, May 2012;

22. Niu Song, “South Korea’s Economic Diplomacy towards the Middle East: On the Perspective of International Organizations and Forums,” Asia-Pacific Economic Review (CSSCI), No.3, May 2012;

23. Niu Song, “God Belief in South Korea-Israel Relations,” Religion and American Society (CSSCI), Vol.7, May 2012;

24. Niu Song, “The Religious Interpretation of Islamic Technology,” Studies in Dialectics of Nature (CSSCI), No.7, July 2012;

25. Niu Song, “‘Across-border Attacks’ on Somalia Pirates and the Transformation of China’s Diplomacy,” Pacific Journal (CSSCI), No.9, September 2012;

26. Niu Song, “Study on the Interaction between the ASEAN’s ‘Islamization’ and Ten ASEAN Member States’ Relations with Israel,” Southeast Asian Affairs (CSSCI), No.4, December 2012;

27. Niu Song, “Dual levels of Legitimacy and GCC’s Big Power Diplomacy on the Kosovo Issue,” Arab World Studies (CSSCI), No.1, January 2013;

28. Niu Song, “The Dilemma of the Relationship between South Korea and Libyan Qaddafi Regime,” Journal of Tianjin Administration Institute (CSSCI), No.1, January 2013;

29. Niu Song, “Democratic Germany’s Policy toward Jew-Israel,” Issue of Contemporary World Socialism (CSSCI), No.1, January 2013;

30. Niu Song, “Religious Factors in the International System in the Middle East: Highlighted by Chinese Peacekeeping and Escort Operation in the Middle East,” Pacific Journal (CSSCI), No.4, April 2013;

31. Niu Song, Tian Yiqiong, “The Concept of Global Governance of Saudi Arabia from Its Participation in G20,” Academic Exploration (CSSCI), No.5, May 2013;

32. Niu Song, Wang Chang, “Global Climate Change Organization and the Role of China,” China Soft Science (CSSCI), No.5, May 2013;

33. Niu Song, “Islamic Pilgrimage and Its Impact on the International Relations,” Arab World Studies (CSSCI), No.4. July 2013;

34. Niu Song, Wang Chang, “Khamenei’s Fatwa on Forbidding Nuclear Weapons and Iranian Nuclear Issue,” Religion and American Society (CSSCI), Vol.8, December 2012;

35. Niu Song, “The ‘Religious Turn’ of International Relations Theory and the Study of Middle Eastern International Relations,” Religion and American Society (CSSCI), Vol.8, December 2012;

36. Niu Song, “Bamiyan Buddha as well as Relationship between Japan with Afghanistan,” Journal of Tianjin Administration Institute (CSSCI), No.6, November 2013;

37. Niu Song, Zhang Yu, “Iraqi War and Its Impact on the Future of Iraq,” Wuhan University Journal(Humanities Sciences) (CSSCI), No.1, January 2014;

38. Niu Song, “Cross-border Attack and Anti-terrorist Cooperation in Afghanistan-Pakistan Borders,” South Asian Studies Quarterly (CSSCI), No.1, March 2014;

39. Niu Song, Xu Caoyu, “Al-Qaeda’s Current Activities to ‘Establish A State’ and Its Trends,” Asia & Africa Review, No.3, May 2014;

40. Niu Song, “Cross-border Attack in US-Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations and Its Future,” Journal of PLA Nanjing Institute of Politics(CSSCI), No.3, May 2014;

41. Niu Song, “The Construction and Transition of Modern International System,” Journal of Systems Science (CSSCI), No.3, August 2014;

42. Niu Song, “US’s Middle Eastern Democratization Policy: The Perspective of Religion and History,” Religion and American Society (CSSCI), Vol.9, November 2014;

43. Niu Song, Xu Mindan, “Islamic Pilgrimage’s Impacts on International Health Security,” Religion and American Society (CSSCI), Vol.10, December 2014;

44. Niu Song, “The Strategic Cooperative Partnership of South Korea and the United Arab Emirates,” Journal of Northeast Asia Studies, No.1, January 2015;

45. Niu Song, “Taliban’s Impact on R.O. Korea’s Afghanistan Strategy,” Arab World Studies, No.2. March 2015;

46. Niu Song, Lu Lu, “The Recognition of the State of Palestine by Major EU Countries and Its Impacts,” Journal of Jiangnan Social University, No.3, September 2015;

47. Niu Song, Fan Bing, “A Religious Perspective on the East German Clique in German Politics and Its Influence on Sino-German Relations,” Religion and American Society (CSSCI), Vol.12, December 2015.

TEACHING

Taught international relations and Middle East studies to students. Course titles: “Middle Eastern Politics and Economy”, “Israeli Studies”, “International Relations and the Diplomacy of Great Powers” for undergraduates, “Modern Middle Eastern Issues”, and “Thematic Studies on the International Relations” for postgraduates.

LANGUAGES

Fluent in Chinese, and English