Debating China's Rise and Self-identification in China
Professor REN Xiao
Professor of International Politics, Institute of International Studies (IIS), Fudan University
Room S0.13, Strand Campus, King's College London
3pm, Tuesday 15 May 2012
About the speaker
Dr. REN Xiao,until recently First Secretary at the Chinese Embassy in Japan, is currently a professor of international politicsat the Institute of International Studies (IIS), Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and Director of the Center for Chinese Foreign Policy Studies at IIS. In that capacity, in partnership with China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he founded the Diplomat-in-Residence Program at Fudan, the first of its kind in Chinese institutions of higher learning. Previously hewas Senior Fellow and Director of the Asia Pacific Studies Department, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS). Before joining SIIS in 2002, he taught at Fudan University Department of International Politics from 1992 to 2002 as lecturer (1992-96), associate professor (1996-2001) and professor (2001-02). Dr. Ren studied in the University of Essex in England (1990-91) and held research or visiting positions at the University of Turku, Finland, Nagoya University, Japan, and The George Washington University in Washington, DC, U.S.A. His research concentrates on theory of international politics, international relations of the Asia-Pacific, Northeast Asian security, and Chinese foreign policy. His recent publications are, among others, New Frontiers in China’s Foreign Relations (co-editor with Allen Carlson) (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011) “Traditional Chinese Theory and Practice of Foreign Relations: A Reassessment” (book chapter, Routledge 2010), and “Between Adapting and Shaping: China’s Role in Asian Regional Cooperation” (in Journal of Contemporary China). His other publications (available in Chinese) include New Perspectives on International Relations Theory, The Changzheng Press, 2001 and U.S.-China-Japan Triangular Relationship, The Zhejiang People’s Publishing House, 2002. Dr. Ren serves on the editorial boards of a few international academic journals including Globalizations, East Asia: An International Journal, and East Asian Policy. He is a member of the China National Committee of Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). He received his Ph.D. in political science from Fudan University in 1992.