Dr. Wenxi Liu

Contact Information

Middletown Campus
Room 221 Johnston Hall
Middletown, OH 45042
513 727 3255

Associate Professor of History


PhD 1991, University of Iowa

MA, University of Iowa

BA, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China

Teaching and Research Interests: 
  • Medieval English Constitution and Law
  • World History
Courses Recently Taught: 
  • HST 121-122 Western Civilization
  • HST 197-198 World History
  • HST 206 Introduction to Historical Inquiry
  • HST 246 Survey of Medieval History
  • HST 296 World History since 1945
  • HST 383 Women in Chinese History
Selected Publications: 
  • "Five English Legal Documents of Angevin Dynasty and Logic of Common Law Property Rights," Journal of Ancient Civilizations, 2014
  • "Laws of Ethelbert," Journal of Ancient Civilizations, Spring 2012
  • Ten entries in World History Encyclopedia, ABC-CLIO, 2011
  • Tractatus de legibus et consuetudinibus regni Angliae [Glanvill],” “Henry II,” and “De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae [Bracton],” Reader’s Guide to British History, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2003
  • "Competing for Justice beyond Law between Croyland and Spalding: 1189-1202,” Anglo-American Law Review, 2000

2017 Southwestern Higher Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) Faculty Excellence Award

Work in Progress: 

Dr. Liu’s current book project is a translation of Anglo-Saxon Law Codes into Chinese. He is also working on two articles, “Hongfan (Grand Laws): A Cosmological Design of Archaic Chinese Constitution” and “A Documentary Analysis of Councilor Wang Anshi’s Education Reform: Reassessing Traditional Chinese Meritocracy.”