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

XIN Qiang


XIN Qiang

Professor, Ph.D., Fudan University

Deputy Director, Center for American Studies, Fudan University

Research Interests: U.S. Politics, International Relations Theory, U.S.-China Relations, Taiwan Issue 


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Professor XIN Qiang is the inaugural director of the Center for Taiwan Studies (from 2014 to present) and deputy director of the Center for American Studies (from 2007 to present) at Fudan University. He teaches and studies Taiwan issue, China-US relations and maritime security studies. Dr. Xin is the author of Mainland China’s Taiwan Policy: From Peaceful Development to Selective Engagement (London: Routledge, 2022), award-winning Interpreting US Taiwan Policymaking: Perspective of Congress (Shanghai People Press, 2010), award-winning “Semi-Self-Contained” Congress: Behavior Patterns of US Congress Diplomacy (Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2005), and co-author of US Congress and US Security Policy toward China, 1989-2004 (Beijing: Shishi Press, 2005). He is also translator of several classic works, including Theory of International Politics of Kenneth Waltz, The Man, State and War of Kenneth Waltz, and After Hegemony of Robert Keohane. Dr. Xin has written extensively and published numerous articles in the U.S., UK, Japan, Korea, and China (Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan). He serves on the editorial board of some esteemed journals including the Journal of Contemporary China (University of Denver), Taiwan Research Journal (Xiamen University), Fudan American Review (Fudan University) and Cross-Taiwan Strait Studies, etc.

In 2002, Prof. Xin received his Ph. D in international relations from Fudan University and joined the Center for American Studies to present. From August 2017 to August 2018, he was a visiting fellow at the SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. From October 2010 to January 2012, he pursued a visiting scholarship in the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. From September 2001 to July 2002, he was a visiting scholar at American University in Washington, DC. He worked for Congressman Jim McDermott in the House of Representative of US Congress from November 2001 to May 2002. He has been awarded multiple honors for his academic excellence and leadership, as “New Century Talent” by China’s Ministry of Education, as well “Shuguang Scholar”, “Pujiang Scholar” and “Social Scientific Horizon Prize” by Shanghai Metropolitan Government.

Prof. Xin is the Co-Chair of the “Taiwan Center, Fudan University/Fairbank Center, Harvard University Workshop of Cross-Strait Relations” (2016 to present), and Assistant Research Director of the “Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism” initiated by University of Chicago (2014-2016). He is adjunct professor of some esteemed institutes and universities including mainland China’s Xiamen University, Wuhan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Taiwan’s Cheng Kung University. Dr. Xin has frequently provided consultation to the Taiwan Affairs Office of State Council and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, State Oceanic Administration of China, etc.


Book in English

1.Qiang Xin, Mainland China’s Taiwan Policy: From Peaceful Development to Selective Engagement  (London: Routledge, 2022).

Books, monograph and translation in Chinese

2.Qiang Xin, Offshore Wrestling: West Pacific Security Policy of Obama’s Administration (Shanghai: Fudan University Press, Forthcoming).

3.Qiang Xin, Interpreting US Taiwan Policymaking: Perspective of Congress (Shanghai: Shanghai People Press, 2010).

4.Qiang Xin, “Semi-Self-Contained Congress”: Behavioral Patterns of US Congress Diplomacy (Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2005).

5.Xiaoyan Jiang & Qiang Xin, US Congress and the Making of US Security Policy towards China (Beijing: Shishi Press, 2005).

6.Zhe Sun & Qiang Xin, US Congress and Sion-US Relations: Case Study and Analysis (co-author), (Beijing: Shishi Press, 2004).

7.Zhe Sun & Qiang Xin, eds., US Congress and Taiwan Issue (Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2005).

8.Men, the State and War (Chinese translation of Kenneth Waltz’s work), (Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Press, 2012).

9.Theory of International Politics (Chinese translation of Kenneth Waltz’s work), (Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Press, 2003).

10.After Hegemony (Chinese translation of Robert Keohane’s work), (Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Press, 2001).

11.Propaganda and Public Mind (Chinese translation of Noam Chomsky’s work), (Shanghai: Shanghai Yiwen Press, 2006).

12.A G-Man’s Life: The FBI, Being ‘Deep Throat’, and the Struggle for Honor in Washington (Chinese translation of Mark Felt’s work), (Beijing: New Star Press, 2007).


Articles in English

1.Qiang Xin, “Managing the Unbalanced Triangle: Possibilities for Positive-Sum Dynamics in US-China-Taiwan Relations”, in Susan Thornton ed. New Thinking on Persistent Security Challenges in the Asia Pacific, NCAFP, April, 2021, pp. 66-73.

2.Qiang Xin, “Having much in common? Changes and Continuity in Beijing’s Taiwan Policy,” Pacific Review, Vol. 29, No.124, July 2020.

3.Qiang Xin, “Selective Engagement: Mainland China’s Dual-Track Taiwan Policy,” Journal of Contemporary China, Vol.29, No.124, July 2019, pp. 535-552.

4.Qiang Xin, “US-Vietnam Security Cooperation: Development and Prospects,” China International Studies, Nov/Dec. 2014.

5.Qiang Xin, “Cooperation Opportunity or Confrontation Catalyst? The Implication of China’s Naval Development for China-US Relations,” Journal of Contemporary China (USA), Vol.21, No.76, 2012.

6.Qiang Xin, “Globalization and Transformation of China’s Security Strategy,” Toshisha American Studies (Japan), Vol.18, 2012.

7.Qiang Xin, “Extended Horizon: China’s Blue-Water Navy Ambition and Its Implications,” in Zhiqun Zhu (ed.), The People’s Republic of China Today (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co., 2010).

8.Qiang Xin, “Beyond power politics: Institutions Building and Mainland China’s Taiwan policy transition,” Journal of Contemporary China (USA), Vol.19, No.65, June 2010.

9.Qiang Xin, “Analysis of the Pro-Taiwan US Congressman's Influence on the Peaceful Development of the Cross-Strait Relations,” International Strategic Studies, No.3, July 2009.

10.Qiang Xin, “Mainland Chinas Taiwan Policy Adjustments,” China Security (USA), Vol.5, No.1, Winter 2009.

Articles in Chinese

11.Qiang Xin, “Transmutation and Dilemma of Biden Administration’s Taiwan Policy,” Taiwan Studies, No. 3, 2022.

12.Qiang Xin & Chen Chen, “ ‘Novel Narratives of China Threat’ and the Impact on Sino-US People-to-People Exchanges,” NankaiJournal (Social Science Edition), No. 5, 2021.

13.Qiang Xin & Jiajia Zhang, “The Trump Administration’s ‘Strategic Reposition’ of Arctic and Its Impact,” Fudan Journal (Social Science Edition), No. 4, 2021.

14.Qiang Xin, “Enhancement of Security Cooperation between the US and Taiwan Administration during the Trump Administration,” The Chinese Journal of American Studies, No. 5, 2021.

15.Qiang Xin & Jinyi Yu, “Political Polarization and 2020 US Congressional Election: Background, Process and Impact,” Fudan American Review, No. 1, 2021.

16.Qiang Xin, “China-US Strategic Competition and Northeast Asian Security,” China-US Strategic Competition and Korean Peninsula (in Korean), 2021.

17.Qiang Xin, “Strategic High-Risk Assets: Power Structure, Sino-US Relations and the Evolution of Taiwan’s Strategic Role,” Taiwan Research Journal, Vol.4, 2020.

18.Qiang Xin & Shaobiao Wen, “China and Global Health Governance from the Perspective of the Health Silk Road”, Contemporary International Relations, No. 6, 2020.

19.Qiang Xin, “The resurgence of the pro-Taiwan force in the US Congress and its impact,” Contemporary International Relations, No. 7, 2019.

20.Qiang Xin & Shaobiao Wen, “The development of US-Taiwan security cooperation under the Obama administration,” The Chinese Journal of American Studies, No. 1, 2019.

21.Xiaohu Wang & Qiang Xin, “From confrontation to accommodation: a study of American wedge strategy based on the Taiwan issue,” Taiwan Research Journal, No. 1, 2019.

22.Qiang Xin, “ ‘Revisionist Strategic Adversray’: US Strategic Redefinition and Policy Adjustment to China,” China Review (Hong Kong), No. 6, 2018.

23.Qiang Xin, “From Cold Peace to Cold Confrontation: Assessment and Prospect of Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations,” Sungkyun China Observer (in Korean)No. 2, 2017.

24.Qiang Xin, “Taiwan Policy of the Trump Administration: Issues and Prospect,” Fudan American Review, No. 2, 2017.

25.Qiang Xin, “Tri-dimensional Game: The ‘One Belt One Road’ Strategy from the Perspective of China-US Competition,” American Studies Quarterly, No. 5, 2016.

26.Qiang Xin, “Tactical ‘Three No's’ Policy: US Taiwan Policy Constrained by ‘Dual Strategic Dilemma’,” Taiwan Research Quarterly, No. 5, 2016.

27.Qiang Xin, “Change of International politics and Implication for Cross-Strait relations,” Review of Global Politics (Taiwan), No. 2, 2016.

28.Qiang Xin, “China-US Strategic Game in Asia-Pacific Area and the Prospect of Cross-Strait Situation,” China Review (Hong Kong), No. 8, 2016.

29.Qiang Xin, “Duality of the Maritime Competition between China and the US,” Fudan American Review, June, 2015.

30.Qiang Xin, “Maritime Conflict and Cooperation between China and the US,” in Xinbo Wu ed. Strategic Report of China-US Relations (Beijing: Shishi Press) 2015.

31.Qiang Xin, “Five No’s Policy: South China Sea Policy of the US,” The Chinese Journal of American Studies Quarterly, No. 6, 2014.

32.Qiang Xin & Jiufan Jin, “The Role of New Media in Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement,” Taiwan Research Quarterly, No. 6, 2014.

33.Qiang Xin, “‘Subordinate Axis’: Changing Role of Japan in US Asia-Pacific Security Structure,” World Economy and Politics, No.4, 2014.

34.Qiang Xin & Chenrong Zhang, “The Influence of Democrats Split upon US Medical Reform,” International Survey, No. 6, 2014.

35.Qiang Xin, “Diaoyu Island Disputes from the Perspective of China-US Security Competition,” Fudan American Review, No. 2, 2014.

36.Qiang Xin, “US ‘TPP’ Strategy and Prospect of Taiwan’s Participation,” Taiwan Research Quarterly, Vol.2, 2013, pp.33-39.

37.Qiang Xin, “Catcher of US-Taiwan Relations: US Congress and Taiwan Relation Act,” in Bizhao Lin & Zhengyi Lin eds. Comprehensive Observation of US-Taiwan-China Relations: 30 Years of Taiwan Relations Act (Taipei: Juliu Publication Ltd., 2010).

38.Qiang Xin, “Moving toward a ‘Quasi-Military Alliance’: The Deepening and Upgrading of US-Taiwan Security Cooperation (1995-2008),” American Studies Quarterly, No.4, 2009.

39.Qiang Xin, “East Asian Integration and US Strategic Countermeasures,” World Economy and Politics, No.6, 2009.

40.Qiang Xin, “Peaceful Development for Unification,” in Shuang Yan ed. Road of Tests (Shanghai: Fudan University, 2009).

41.Qiang Xin, “Mainland China’s Taiwan Policy Adjustments,” China SecurityUSA, Vol.5, No.1, Winter 2009.

42.Qiang Xin, “East Asian Economic Integration in the Shadow of Hegemony,” in Dongjie Cai ed. Development of Global and Asia-Pacific Strategic Structure (Taipei: Dingmao Publication Ltd., 2009).

43.Qiang Xin, “Building ‘Community of Common Destiny’: Restructuring of Mainland’s Taiwan Strategy,” China Review (Hong Kong), No.4, 2009.

44.Qiang Xin, “Interests, Strategies and the Contradictory Nature of the US Policy toward the Taiwan Strait,” Peace and Development, No.1, 2009.

45.Qiang Xin, “The Model of Interaction between the US President and Congress in Crisis Decision-making,” American Studies Quarterly, No.4, 2008.

46.Qiang Xin, “Power Politics, Institution Building and the Future of Cross-Strait Relations,” Review of Global Politics (Taiwan), No.1, 2008.

47.Qiang Xin, “Implication of Sino-US Military Hotline,” Xuexi Yuekan, No. 12. 2007.

48.Qiang Xin, “Reasons of US Opposition toward Taiwan’s UN Membership Referendum,” Peace and Development, No.4, 2007.

49.Qiang Xin, “Taiwan’s UN Membership Referendum and US Policy Adjustments,” Xuexi Yuekan, No.10, 2007.

50.Shixiong Ni & Qiang Xin, “War Power of President and Congress under the “Bipolar Democracy” Power Structure,” Journal of Fudan University, No.6, 2007.

51.Qiang Xin & Shixiong Ni, “Identity and Foreign Policy Making: A Constructive Perspective on US-Taiwan Relations,” World Economics and Politics, No. 1, 2006.

52.Qiang Xin, “From ‘China Lobby’ to ‘Taiwan Lobby’: Pro-Taiwan Congress Members and US Taiwan Policy,” Pacific Journal, Vol.5, 2005.

53.Qiang Xin, “Investigation and Balance: US Congress and US Arms Sales to Taiwan,” Taiwan Research Quarterly, Vol.2, 2005.

54.Qiang Xin, “Influence of Congressional Leadership upon US Congress Foreign Policy Making,” Studies of International Politics, Vol.2, 2005.

55.Qiang Xin, “The Necessity and Legality of ‘Anti-Secession Act’,” China Review (Hong Kong), Vol.1, 2005.

56.Qiang Xin, “Intentions of Taiwan Administration’s ‘Exploring International Space’”, Modern Taiwan Studies, No.1, 2005.

57.Zhe Sun & Qiang Xin, “Officialized Unofficial Interactions: US Congress and US-Taiwan Relations,” in Zhe Sun ed. US Congress and Taiwan Issue (Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2005).

58.Qiang Xin, “Examination of ‘Passing Diplomacy’ Model of Taiwan Administration,” Modern Taiwan Studies, Vol.5, 2004.

59.Qiang Xin, “Common Interests of US and China in Taiwan Issue,” China Review (Hong Kong), Vol.10, 2004.

60.Qiang Xin, “Influence of ‘Blue Team’ on Capitol Hill upon US-Taiwan Policy,” Modern Taiwan Studies, Vol.4, 2004.

61.Qiang Xin, “Examination of the Definition of Anarchy,” Journal of European Studies, Vol.3, 2004.

62.Qiang Xin, “Consideration of the Possibility and Motivation of ‘US-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement’,” Taiwan Research Quarterly, Vol.4, 2004.

63.Qiang Xin, “Reviewing the US-Taiwan Military Cooperation from the Perspective of ‘Taiwan Security Enhancement Bill’,” Taiwan Research Quarterly, Vol.2, 2004.

64.Qiang Xin, “Case Study of Congressional ‘Taiwan Caucus’,” Taiwan Research Quarterly, Vol.4, 2003, pp.37-44.

65.Qiang Xin, “Political Analysis of Congressional Intervention in Taiwan Issue after the Cold War,”in Zhe Sun, (ed.), Study of US Congress II (Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2003).

66.Qiang Xin, “Hidden Government on Capitol Hill,” American Studies Quarterly, Vol.4, 2002.

67.Qiang Xin, “Theory of Outer Space Power: A New Highlight of Geopolitics,” International Survey, Vol.4, 2000.

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