Professor Kuen-chen Fu is the Dean of the South China Sea Institute，Xiamen University. He has undertaken the Major Program of the National Social Science Foundation of China. Professor Fu obtains his B. L. from National Taiwan University in 1974 and so does his M. L. in 1980; He gets his LL.M. (with specialization in oceans law and policy) in University of Virginia School of Law, 1983, and his S.J.D. in University of Virginia School of Law, 1986. He also attended the Hague Academy of International Law in the Hague (Summer 1982). In 2013, he was awarded the honorary PhD of Law degree by the Far East Federal University (FEFU), RUSSIA.
Prof. Fu founded the first national maritime law research center at Xiamen University. He is also the editor-in-chief of China Oceans Law Review (COLR), and member of Editorial Board of Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, (Greece); He serves as Arbitrator in Mainland China, Taiwan China, and Russia Far East Region, with several tribunals, e.g., China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC) and China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). Professor Fu has published more than 38 books, and more than 100 journal articles and policy reports.