Former Dean, Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University
Director, Center for International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
Professor WANG Jisi is the former dean of the School of International Studies, Peking University, and director of the Center for International and Strategic Studies, Peking University. He has been a member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Foreign Ministry of China since October 2008, and is honorary president of the Chinese Association for American Studies. He is currently a Global Scholar at Princeton University (2011-2014).
After working as a laborer in the Chinese countryside in 1968-78, Wang Jisi entered Peking University in 1978 and obtained an MA degree there in 1983. He taught in Peking University’s Department of International Politics (1983-91), and then served as director of the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences until March 2005 when he assumed the current position at Peking University. He was concurrently director of the Institute of International Strategic Studies at the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China from 2001 to 2009.
Wang Jisi was a visiting fellow or visiting professor at Oxford University (1982-83), University of California at Berkeley (1984-85), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1990-91), and Claremont McKenna College in California (2001) .In February-March 2002, he taught and conducted research at the Singapore Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies as an S. Rajaratnam Professor. He advises a few U.S. foreign policy think tanks, and is on the editorial boards of The American Interest, Global Asia, and many Chinese scholarly journals.
Professor Wang’s scholarly interests cover U.S. foreign policy, Chinese foreign policy, and Asian security. He has published numerous works in these fields, including Guoji zhengzhi de lixing sikao (Rational Reflections on International Politics, 2006) and Sanshi nian shijie zhengzhi bianqian (World Politics inTransition: 1979-2009, co-editor, 2012). His article “China’s Search for Grand Strategy”was published in Foreign Affairs (March/April, 2011). He co-authored with Dr. Kenneth Lieberthal the study Addressing U.S.-China Strategic Distrust, published by the Brookings Institution in March 2012.