Professor XIN Qiang is the inaugural director of the Center for Taiwan Studies (from 2014 to present) and deputy director of the Center for American Studies (from 2007 to present) at Fudan University. He teaches and studies Taiwan issue, China-US relations and maritime security studies. Dr. Xin is the author of Mainland China’s Taiwan Policy: From Peaceful Development to Selective Engagement (London: Routledge, 2022), award-winning Interpreting US Taiwan Policymaking: Perspective of Congress (Shanghai People Press, 2010), award-winning “Semi-Self-Contained” Congress: Behavior Patterns of US Congress Diplomacy (Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2005), and co-author of US Congress and US Security Policy toward China, 1989-2004 (Beijing: Shishi Press, 2005). He is also translator of several classic works, including Theory of International Politics of Kenneth Waltz, The Man, State and War of Kenneth Waltz, and After Hegemony of Robert Keohane. Dr. Xin has written extensively and published numerous articles in the U.S., UK, Japan, Korea, and China (Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan). He serves on the editorial board of some esteemed journals including the Journal of Contemporary China (University of Denver), Taiwan Research Journal (Xiamen University), Fudan American Review (Fudan University) and Cross-Taiwan Strait Studies, etc.
In 2002, Prof. Xin received his Ph. D in international relations from Fudan University and joined the Center for American Studies to present. From August 2017 to August 2018, he was a visiting fellow at the SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. From October 2010 to January 2012, he pursued a visiting scholarship in the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. From September 2001 to July 2002, he was a visiting scholar at American University in Washington, DC. He worked for Congressman Jim McDermott in the House of Representative of US Congress from November 2001 to May 2002. He has been awarded multiple honors for his academic excellence and leadership, as “New Century Talent” by China’s Ministry of Education, as well “Shuguang Scholar”, “Pujiang Scholar” and “Social Scientific Horizon Prize” by Shanghai Metropolitan Government.
Prof. Xin is the Co-Chair of the “Taiwan Center, Fudan University/Fairbank Center, Harvard University Workshop of Cross-Strait Relations” (2016 to present), and Assistant Research Director of the “Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism” initiated by University of Chicago (2014-2016). He is adjunct professor of some esteemed institutes and universities including mainland China’s Xiamen University, Wuhan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Taiwan’s Cheng Kung University. Dr. Xin has frequently provided consultation to the Taiwan Affairs Office of State Council and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, State Oceanic Administration of China, etc.