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


Chinese; 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.

  • NHK World March 11, 2013
    China: Change and Challenge

    China may need a bigger military budget to match its growing global presence.

  • CCTV July 8, 2012
    U.S. Military Strategy on China

    In an effort to justify high defense budgets and military supremacy, the United States seems to be making an imaginary enemy out of China.

  • Phoenix TV January 20, 2011
    Hu Jintao's Visit to the United States and the Status of U.S.-China Relations

    Given upcoming leadership transitions and elections in both China and the United States, the increasing U.S. attention to the Asia-Pacific region, and China’s growing global presence, Hu Jintao's upcoming trip to Washington has particular significance for U.S.-China relations.

Source: http://carnegieendowment.org/experts/index.cfm?fa=expert_view&expert_id=625

Areas of Expertise

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036-2103 Phone: 202 483 7600 Fax: 202 483 1840
Please note...

You are leaving the website for the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and entering a website for another of Carnegie's global centers.