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

SHEN Dingli


SHEN Dingli

Professor, Ph.D., Fudan University 

Center for American Studies, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University 

Research Interests: China-U.S. Relations; Nuclear Arms Control and Nonproliferation; Regional Security; Export Control; China’ s Foreign and Defense Policy; Nuclear Weapons Policy of China and the U.S. 


Shen Dingli, a physicist by training, is a professor of international relations at Fudan University.He is the founder and director of China's first non-government-based Program on Arms Control and Regional Security at Fudan University.

Dr. Shen teaches at Fudan University graduate courses “Nonproliferation andInternational Security”, “Science/Technology and National Security”, as well asdoctoral courses “International Security: Theory and Practice”, and “RegionalSecurity”. He co-teaches undergraduate courses, “China and the World”, and “ContemporaryAmerica”, at Fudan. He has taught China’s foreign policies at Colorado Collegesince 2002.

His research areas cover China-U.S. security relationship, nuclear arms control and disarmament, nuclear weapons policy of the United States and China, regional nonproliferation issues concerning South Asia, Northeast Asia and Middle East, test ban, missile defense, export control, as well as China’s foreign and defense policies. He has co-edited “China’s Development Report”, “China and South Asian Relations in the 1990s”, “Conservatism and American Foreign Policy”, “Realism and U.S. Foreign Policy” and published over 500 articles and papers, 1/2 of which abroad in a dozen foreign languages. In addition, he has published over 20 papers in physics in China and abroad.

Asa key independent academic voice in China in arms control and nonproliferation, Dr. Shen has been invited to numerous conferences at home and abroad. Also, among three dozens of international conferences he has organized, The Shanghai Dialogue (or Shanghai Initiative), ahigh level track-II series of meetings since 1994 involving China, India, Pakistan and the United States, has been viewed as one of the most important multilateral unofficial talks on nuclear arms control and nonproliferation involving these countries.

Dr.Shen is a member of IISS and a number of other international organizations. He is on the editorial board of Contemporary Asia-Pacific Studies (China), South Asia Studies (China), Fudan Journal Social Sciences Edition (China), Journal of Contemporary China (U.S.), Journal of East Asian Studies (ROK/Japan/Taiwan), IRI Journal (ROK), INESAP Information Bulletin (Germany), and Nonproliferation Literature Review (U.S.), as well as on the international advisory board of Regional Studies (Pakistan). Dr. Shen also provides consulting service to China’s MFA, MOFCOM etc. In January 2002 he was invited by Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan to advise SG of the strategy panning for his second term, as the sole Chinese out of 40 persons chosen worldwide.

Dr.Shen was born in 1961. He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1989 from Fudan University and did his post-doc in armscontrol at Princeton University from 1989-1991.In 1997, he was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship. From 1997-2000, he served as Fudan University’s Director of Office of International Programs and Deputy Director of Office of Development and Research. 


American's National Security Strategy in the Post-antiterrorism Era

Arms Control and American National Security Strategy

BooksMonograph and Translation

Financial Crisisand Asia's International Relations

Economic Transformation and International Order in Asia

Geoecnomics andpolitics in Asia

American Studies and Me

Conservatism and American Foreign Policy (thesis collection)


Six Party Talks and the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

Revitalizing the Prague Agenda

Space Security: China's Perspectives

Toward a Nuclear Weapons Free World: a Chinese Perspective

China-U.S. Cooperation in Space

Cooperative Denuclearization toward North Korea

Global USA - A Chinese perspective

China-India Relations: Quest for Strategic Partnership

Cooperative Denuclearization toward North Korea

Global and Regional Hierarchies in Power Transition: China’s Peaceful Rise

Sino-US Relations and Sino-Japanese Relations in Northeast Asia

Future Sino-American Relations: Mutual Accommadation

The Double-Circle Strategy of China's Regional Diplomacy

Why China sees the EU as a counterweight to America

Nuclear Issues in Asia and the World

Can Sanctions Stop Proliferation?

China's Defensive Military Strategy: the Space Question

Nuclear Proliferation, International Security

Review of America's Asia Strategy

A Review of  the U.S.'s Strategy towards Asia

2007: Nonproliferation and China-U.S. Relationship

Strengthening the Sino-U.S. Strategic Dialogue

U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement and Its Reflection

PRC Scholar Analyzes Implications of a DPRK Nuclear Test

North Korea's Strategic Significance to China

India, Chin China

Pyongyang scommette sulla newtralità di Pechino

China's Perspectives on WMD Proliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament, and Related Threats from Non-State Actors

Nuclear Deterrence in the 21th Century

Emergence d'une diplomatie active

Iran's Nuclear Ambitions Test China's Wisdom

The Impact of  US Military-Industrial Complex on American Arms Control Policy

Can Alliances Combat Contemporary Threats?

The Theme of  NewEmpire and Its Insufficiency

Terrorism in the Context of Terrifying Language

China's Evaluation of  the Adjustment to US Security Policy Since September 11, 2001

China's Foreign Policy: Cases of Iraq and North Korea

The Theme of  New Empire and Its Insufficiency

Nonproliferation and WMD Terrorism: Addressing Terrorist Threat through Cooperation

NATO's New Strategy: Tool of US New Interference

Sino-US Relations in the 21st Century

US New Military Strategic Review

China's Energy Problem and Alternative Solutions

Nuclear Equilibrium in Asia

On International Relations in the Nuclear Age

The Present and Future of  Eastnorth Asia's Regional Security

Clinton Administration's Possible Influence to China's Nuclear Test

Policy Papers

Sino-American-Taiwan Relations

American Space Strategy and Its Impacts on China's Security

The Adjustmentand Correspondent Measures of Technology Introduction Pattern in Shanghai Underthe Setting of China's Accession to the WTO