#09 – Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power

event #09
June, 13 2011

Prof. Dr. YAN Xuetong 阎学通
Institute of International Studies, Tsinghua University

Speaker Biography

Professor YAN  is serving as the Dean of The Institute of Modern International Relations, Tsinghua University and the Chief Editor of The Chinese Journal of International Politics. He is also a vice chairman of China Association of International Relations Studies and a vice chairman of China Association of American Studies. Dr. YAN received his Ph. D of political science from University of California, Berkeley in 1992, M.A. of international relations from the Institute of International Relations in 1986 and B.A. of English from Heilongjiang University in 1982. He served as research fellow at the Institute of Contemporary International Relations during 1982-1984 and 1992-2000.
YAN Xuetong is the author of Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power (2011), Practical Methods of International Studies – Second Edition (2007), International Politics and China (2005), American Hegemony and China’s Security (2000), Analysis of China’s National Interests (1996), and the co-author of China’s Foreign Relations with Major Powers 1950-2005 (2010), Strategic Thinking about China’s Rise (2010), Thoughts of World Leadership and Implications (2009), The Analysis of International Relations (2008), The Rise of China and Its Strategy (2005), Peace and Security in East Asia (2005), Calculation of International Circumstances and Taiwan Issue (2005), Security Cooperation in East Asia (2004), China & Asia-Pacific Security (1999), International Environment for China’s Rise (1998), and the editor of Classic Readings in International Security (2009), Pre-Qin Chinese Thoughts on Foreign Relations (2008), World Politics – Views From China: International Security (2006), the translator of Contending Theories of International Relations – Fifth Edition (2003). He has published more than a hundred papers and articles on international relations.
His Analysis of China’s National Interests won 1998 China Book Price and Practical Methods of International Studies was authorized as text book by Chinese Education Ministry in 2006.

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