Yan Xuetong

President, Carnegie China Management Board
Carnegie China
Yan Xuetong is one of China’s leading experts on China’s foreign policy, national security, and U.S.-China relations. At Tsinghua University, he is dean of the Institute of Modern International Relations.

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

M.A., Institute of International Relations

B.A., Heilongjiang University

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  • English

Yan Xuetong is president of the Carnegie China Management Board and dean of Tsinghua University’s Institute of Modern International Relations.

Yan is editor-in-chief of the Chinese Journal of International Politics and serves as an adviser to several leading academic journals. A well-known academic in the Chinese foreign policy community, Yan is vice chairman of both the China Association of International Relations Studies and the China Association of American Studies, and is a member of the Consultation Committee of China’s Ministry of Commerce.  Yan also serves on several boards, including those of the China Diplomacy Association and the China Association of Foreign Friendship.

Yan has written several books, including Analysis of China’s National Interests, winner of the 1998 China Book Prize, and Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power.

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