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

TU Yichao


TU Yichao

Associate Professor, Ph.D., Fudan University

Research Interests: Religion and International Relations, Religion and Politics in the US, History of Christianity in China


TU Yichao is an associate professor at Center for American Studies, Fudan University. She received her Ph.D(2007), M.A(2004) and B.A (1998) in international relations, history and journalism respectively. She did research work at the CUHK in 2006, and at Wheaton College sponsored by Billy Graham Evangelical Association and East Gates International in 2007. Now she is an invited fellow in the 2008 program of Asian Christian Higher Education sponsored by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia.

Dr. Tu is the author of American Evangelicals and International Relations (Shanghai People's Publishing House, Shanghai, forthcoming), as well as several articlesand papers on religion and international Relations, religion and politics in the US, and history of Christianity in China. 

Research Programs

National Social Science Fund: Christianity and Contemporary Sino-U.S. Relations.

Scholarship of Shanghai Huangpu River Talents, Shanghai Municipal Human Resource and Social Security Bureau

Now or had been one of the key member of six national research programs:

Religion and Society in the United States,

Religion and the U.S. Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era,

Religion and Contemporary International Relations,

The Study on Religion and China’s National Security,

The study on Faith-based NGOs in the United States,

Immigration Policy in the United States. 

BooksMonograph and Translation

American Evangelicals and International Relations

Humanism & Industrial and Commercial Civilization


Religious Factors and the Current US-Saudi Relations

American Catholic Church and the U.S. Immigration Policy

Religion and Saudi Arabia Diplomacy: Strategy, Institutions and Actions

Research on Religion and Politicsin the U.S.

The Overseas Mission of American Faith-Based Charities and its Impact on the U.S. Foreign Policy

Contemporary Christian Missionary Movement

Religion and Current Non-traditional Diplomacy: Theory, Strategy and Regime

Contemporary Christian Missionary Movement and Identity Politics

The Global Reach of American Church and Contemporary U.S. Foreign Policy

Consistence and Conflict: The Global Expansion of American Evangelicals and Global Civil Society

Billy Graham, American Evangelicals, and Sino-American Relations

Evangelicals and International Engagements

English Education at St. John’s University in the Process of China’s Modernization

Contemporary Missionary Movementand International Relations

The World Civil Engagement of Evangelism in Globalization

Contemporary American Evangelicalsand the Human Rights Diplomacy in the U.S.

Religious Diplomacy and Its Operating Mechanism

Religious Rights and the U.N. Policy

The First Freedom and Church-State Policy in the USA

The Forming of International Networks of Evangelicals and Their Influence on International Relations

Religious Diplomacy and the Development of China’s Diplomatic Dimension

Rise of Nationalism and Regional Security in Northeast Asia after the Cold War

Billy Graham Evangelical Association in the Age of Internet and the Role of Evangelical Websites in Evangelicals