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Professor Xiao Ren

International Politics

Fudan University

Dr Xiao Ren is currently a Professor of international politics at the Institute of International Studies (IIS) at Fudan University, China, and Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy. Previously he was Senior Fellow and Director of the Asia Pacific Studies Department at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS), China. He studied in the University of Essex, UK (1990-91), and has held research or visiting positions at the University of Turku, Finland, Nagoya University, Japan, and the George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA.

His work has appeared in journals such as The Pacific Review, Asia Policy, Third World Quarterly, the Journal of Contemporary China, East Asia: An International Quarterly etc. His other publications include New Frontiers in China’s Foreign Relations (co-editor, Lexington Books, 2011) and U.S.-China-Japan Triangular Relationship (Zhejiang People’s Publishing House, 2002, in Chinese).

Xiao serves on the editorial boards of several international academic journals including Globalizations, the Journal of Global Policy and Governance, East Asia: An International Quarterly, and East Asian Policy. He worked at the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo from 2010 to 2012, and received his PhD in political science from Fudan University in 1992. He can be contacted by email at