The Institute of International Relations (IIR) is one of 17 research institutes in Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), which ranks among the 25 China Top Think Tanks. SASSis also the second biggest academic organization and comprehensive research center in the fields of philosophy and social sciences in China.
IIR was reorganized in 2015 on the basis of Shanghai Municipal Center for International Studies founded in 1985 by Dr. WANG Daohan, former mayor of Shanghai and mergence of several institutes of international studies affiliated to SASS. Professor WU Jianmin, former Chinese ambassador to France, and Professor WAng Ronghua, former Vice Chairman of Shanghai People’s Political Consultative Conference and President of SASS, served as Chairmen of Shanghai Municipal Center for International Studies succesively.
IIR is devoted to the studies of international relations theories, diplomatic strategies and foreign policy of states and regional affairs. Through conducting a range of research programmes, holding conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars, publishing research journals and books, the Institute has been striving to enhance theoretical researches and provide policy consultation, as well as inform the interested public.
IIR currently has nearly 50 research fellows in 7 research departments: International Strategy and China’s Diplomacy, East Asia Studies, America Studies, European Studies, Russia and Central Asia Studies, the Middle East Studies, South Asia and Indian Ocean Studies, an administrative office and the editorial office of The Journal of International Relations. It also has several research centers.
IIR provides a doctoral program in International Political Economy (IPE), in collaboration with the Institute of World Economics Studies, SASS. It also offers Master’s Degree on International Relations and Diplomacy.
ProfessorWANG Jian is the current Director of IIR. Professor YU Jianhua and Professor LIU Aming serve as Deputy Directors.
Address: 7/ 622 Middle Huaihai Road, Shanghai, 200020.
Tel: (86-21) 33165303
Fax: (86-21) 63844022
Department of International Strategy and China’s Diplomacy
Executive Director: Tang Wei
Deputy Director: Wang Shuming
Executive Director: Wu Zelin
Executive Deputy Director: Su Biquan
Department of American Studies
Executive Director: Wu Qisheng
Deputy Director: Ke Jing
Department of European Studies
Executive Deputy Director: Dai Yicheng
Department of Russia and Central Asia Studies
Executive Director: Gu Wei
Department of the Middle East Studies
Director: Wang Zhen
Deputy Director: Zhao Jianming
Department of South Asia and Indian Ocean Studies
Executive Director: Liu Jinqian
Editorial Office of The Journal ofInternational Relations
Director of the Editorial Board: Wang Jian
Deputy Directors: Yu Jianhua , Fu Yong
Editor in chief: Yu Jianhua
Editorial director: Fu Yong
Director: Yao Qin