Wenxi Liu

Associate Professor

221 Johnston Hall


  • 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

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.”