Dr. Jin Canrong is a State-honored “Chang Jiang Scholar” professor and a Distinguished University professor, He is the Associate Dean with the School of International Studies at Renmin University of China. He is also a visiting professor at the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, in 2003 and 2007, and the “Weilun” Chair Professor at Tsinghua University, in 2006.
His education background includes a BA from Shanghai Fudan University in political science, a MA from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and a PhD from the School of International Studies at Peking University. Before joining Renmin University, he worked for the Institute of American Studies at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) from 1987 to 2002. He has traveled to over 80 countries or regions so far. His studies focus on American politics (US Congress in particular), American foreign policy, Sino-US relations and China’s foreign policy. His main publications include over 100 academic papers, over 1000 articles for mass media, 10 books and 5 translated books, including Liberal Tradition in America by Louis Hart; Between Hope and History by President Bill Clinton and Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger. As the first columnist in international politics in the mainland China, Dr. Jin wrote for the column of “Focusing on America” on World Affairs (a half-monthly), from 1995 to 1998.
His social positions include: President of China Society for Futures Studies, Vice President of China National Association of International Studies; Vice President, the Pacific Society of China; Chair Professor of the Forum of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; Adviser for the United Front Department of CPC Central Committee; Adviser for the Organization Department of CPC Central Committee; Adviser for the State Oceanic Administration of PRC; Adviser for the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of PRC; Adviser for the Ministry of Science and Technology of PRC, Adviser of public diplomacy for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Adviser of economic diplomacy for the Ministry of Commerce, etc.