Kai Chen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the School of International Relations, Xiamen University, China. His principal research focuses on the nexus between international security and human insecurity, such as child labor, maritime piracy, and human trafficking. His previous positions include post-doctoral fellow at the School of Public Administration, Zhejiang University (China) and post-doctoral fellow at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University (China). He has held visiting appointments at the National University of Singapore, Kyoto University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Thammasat University in Thailand, and Chengchi University in Taiwan. He is the author of "On Geo-cultural Relations between China and Indo-China Peninsula Countries" (Xiamen University Press, 2016), and "Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border: Evolutions, Challenges and Countermeasures" (Springer, 2014).