Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the P.R.C Key Cooperative Research Institute for Policy Studies (2022-2024)

DU Youkang


DU Youkang(Retired)

Professor, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University

Research Interests: South Asian regional security, US policy toward South Asia, and China-South Asia relations


Tel (o): (21)55664942


  Professor Du Youkang currently is director of Pakistan Study Centre and founding director of Center for South Asian Studies (2006-2016) in Fudan University. Prior to this position, he worked at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies as research fellow, senior fellow and director of Department of South Asian Studies from 1984 to 2001, and then joined the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad as First Secretary (political) until 2005 as well as deputy head of Political Section of the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi (2008-2010). He is also a member of Standing Council of the China Association for South Asian Studies, council member of the China-Pakistan Friendship Association, guest professor of Sichuan University, member ofAcademic Committee & consulting expert of China Center for South Asian Studies. Prof. Du’s research interests cover South Asian regional security, US policy toward South Asia, and China-South Asia relations, with a large number of publications on those issues. His current projects include “Evolution of US Policy toward South Asia in the Post-Cold War Era” and “Relations between China and India in the Process of Their Simultaneous Rise”. Prof. Du was a visiting scholar at IEAS, UC Berkeley (1992-93) and visiting fellow at the Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, DC (1998).