International Studies Associate Professor
Dr. Lu obtained a Master Degree in Law (Politics and International Relations) from Tongji University and a Ph.D. in Area Studies (Area Studies Department, Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies) from Waseda University. In recent years, he published more than 20 peer-reviewed academic papers in specialized journals in China, Japan, Europe and the United States on themes such as Japan's East Asian financial cooperation policy and determinants of currency internationalization, five of which are included in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Dr. Lu is also in charge of national research projects such as a China National Social Science Fund project (equivalent to Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research C). In terms of teaching and education, he oversaw modules such as International Organization Theory, International Security, International Relations in the Asia-Pacific, Japanese Politics and Economics, and Sino-Japan Relations. From the perspective of an interdisciplinary approach, he teaches to emphasize not only the transfer of knowledge but also the rationales behind theories, and devise approaches to make students aware of issues related to area studies, policy studies, etc. through critical thinking training and sufficient communication. He believes that the goal of education is to develop talents with independent thinking mindset and critical thinking skills and prepare them for the constantly changing global environment.
International political economy
Ph.D., Waseda University