Upon graduating from the Anyang Normal College Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Xueshun Liu pursued further studies at Zhengzhou University (M.A.) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Ph.D.) in Beijing. A Harvard-Yenching visiting fellow in 1996-7 and UC Berkeley Center for Chinese Studies research fellow in 1998, he later obtained a doctorate from the University of British Columbia under the tutelage of Professors Takashima Ken-ichi and Edwin G. Pulleyblank. Among his research interests are oracle bone inscriptions and classical Chinese language, literature and pedagogy.  Since 2001, he has taught Chinese courses in the Department of Asian Studies from 100-level through 400-level.