Prof. Dr. Erik Ringmar 林瑞谷
Zhi Yuan Chair Professor of International Relations,
Shanghai Jiaotong University
Prof. Ringmar, a Swedish academic, is Zhi Yuan Chair Professor professor of International Relations at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. He graduated with a PhD from the Department of Political Science, Yale University, in 1993. Between 1995 and 2007 he was a senior lecturer in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics, United Kingdom, and until 2010 professor in Social and Cultural Studies at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Ringmar is a Faculty Associate of the Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University, and a ulbright Scholar.
Prof. Ringmar’s writings cover international relations theory, history, and cultural and economic sociology. Ringmar’s acadmic writings have been translated into Chinese, Korean and German. In addition, Ringmar has published journalistic pieces in Huffington Post, Times Higher Education Supplement and Dagens Nyheter.
His publications include Identity, Interest and Action: A Cultural Explanation of Sweden’s Intervention in the Thirty Years War (1996), The Mechanics of Modernity in Europe and East Asia: Institutional Origins of Social Change and Stagnation (2005), and Surviving Capitalism: How We Learned to Live with the Market and Remained Almost Human (2009).
Prof. Ringmar’s activity as blogger discussing the quality of the teaching at LSE and criticizing modern academic publishing issues received national media attention in the UK.