Professor YAN Xuetong is serving as the Director of The Institute of International Relations, School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University and the chief editor of The Chinese Journal of International Politics .Professor Yan Xuetong is also a vice chairman of China Association of International Relations Studies, a vice chairman of China Association of American Studies, and a board member of the following organizations, China Diplomacy Association, China Association of Peaceful Unification, China Association of UN Studies, China Association of Arms Control and Disarmment, China Association of International Relations Studies, China-US Friendship Association, China Association of Asia-Pacific Studies. He is an adjunct professor of the National Defense University and a senior research fellow of National Security Committee. He is also an academic advisor to The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Journal of Chinese Political Science, World Economics and Politics, Contemporary World, Chinese Journal of European Studies , Southeast Asia Studies, Journal of Strategy and Decision-Making.
He is the author of Practical Methods of International Studies --Second Edition (2007) , International Politics and China (2005), American Hegemony and China’s Security (2000) , Analysis of China’s National Interests (1996) , and the coauthor of China’s Foreign Relations with Major Powers 1950-2005 (2010), Strategic Thinking about China’s Rise (2010),etc. He has published more than a hundred of papers and articles on international Relations. Analysis of China’s National Interests won 1998 China Book Price and Practical Methods of International Studies was authorized as text book by Chinese Education Ministry in 2006.