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  • Zhao Kejin (赵可金)
    Born : May , 1975Gender : Male

Vice president, school of social sciences, Tsinghua University


From 2000 to 2005, doctor of law, school of international relations and public affairs, Fudan University

From 2000 to 2002, master of law, school of international relations and public affairs, Fudan University

From 1993 to 1997, bachelor of political education, department of political science, Qufu Normal University


1.Since 2017, vice president of school of social sciences and vice president of global common development institute, Tsinghua University.

2.From 2016 to February 2017, deputy head of student affairs department of Tsinghua University.

3.From 2016 to now, vice president of the institute of international relations, Tsinghua University.

4.From January 2009 to now, he was an associate professor and vice dean of the department of international relations of Tsinghua University.

5.From July 2005 to December 2008, assistant researcher and associate researcher of international research institute of Fudan University.

6.From June 2007 to November 2007, the international visitor program of the state department of the United States, visiting scholar of the University of Massachusetts and visiting scholar of the East West research center of the United States.


1. In 2016, the topic of "the belt and road initiative and Beijing's internationalization strategy" was sponsored by the high level talents of Beijing Municipal Committee;

2. In 2015, the topic of the Ministry of foreign affairs, "theoretical innovation and practical innovation of China's public diplomacy", host of the topic;

3. In 2014, the topic of the Ministry of foreign affairs, "Research on public diplomacy ideas of think tanks", chair of the topic;

4. In 2015, the topic of the Ministry of foreign affairs, "hot issues and Countermeasures of China US relations in 2015", host of the topic;

5. In 2014, the project of overseas Chinese office of the State Council, "Research on the mechanism of public diplomacy system of overseas Chinese Affairs", host of the project;

6. In 2013, the topic of the Ministry of foreign affairs, "China's peaceful development", moderator;

7. In 2012, the project of the Ministry of education base, "local governments and people to people and cultural exchanges between China and the United States", host of the project;

8. In 2012, the topic of the Ministry of foreign affairs, "strategic research on China's public diplomacy in the next decade", host of the topic;

9. In 2011, the independent scientific research project of the Ministry of education, "China's public diplomacy strategy and Strategy Research", host of the project;

10. In 2011, national philosophy and Social Sciences major project, "Public Diplomacy Research in China: strategy and strategy", sub project leader;

11. In 2010, the general project of philosophy and Social Sciences in Beijing, "Beijing image and public diplomacy in the post Olympic era", host of the project;

12. In 2011, the special project of the Ministry of education, "Research on the historical experience of the Communist Party of China's leading diplomacy", host of the project

13. 2010, Carnegie Endowment for international peace project, "Research on soft power and China's public diplomacy", host;

14. In 2009, the major project of the Ministry of education, "Research on international environmental prediction of China in the next decade", sub project leader

15. In 2007, the second phase of the "985 Project" of the Ministry of education, the national innovation base project of American research, the "theoretical research of American politics" project, and the sub project leader;

16. In 2006, director of the sub project "governance of social issues by the United States Congress", the key base project of Humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of education.

17. In 2005, the major project of the Ministry of education, "geopolitics and strategic research in China", sub project leader.

Notable Works|Publications

1.Kejin Zhao, The strategic motivation behind China public diplomacy, Chinese Journal of International Politics, Vol.8, No.2, Summer 2015, pp.167-196. (SSCI)

2.Kejin Zhao, China’s internal debates on strategic choices in the Asia-Pacific region, Korea Observer, Vol. 43, No. 2, Summer 2012, pp.303-332. (SSCI)

3.Kejin Zhao, China’s rise and its discursive power strategy, Chinese Political Science Review, September 2016, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 539–564.

4.Kejin Zhao and Gao Xin, Pursuing the Chinese dream: institutional changes of Chinese diplomacy under president Xi Jinping, China Quarterly of International Strategic Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2015, pp.32-45.

5.Kejin Zhao, Public diplomacy, rising power and China’s strategy in East Asia, in Jan Melissen and Yul Sohn eds, Understanding Public Diplomacy in East Asia: Middle Powers in a Turbulent Region, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015.

6.Kejin Zhao, Building strategic swelling belt and consolidating China’s influence, Contemporary World, No.2, pp.52-56.

7.Kejin Zhao, A new generation of Chinese leadership, Diplomatist, Vol. 1, Issue 2, May 2013, pp.68-72.

8.Keijin Zhao, China's new diplomacy for international public goods, Politics & Policy.

Main Opnions

His main research interest was to explore the relationship between the state and society in the era of globalization from the perspective of China, and to study the change of the relationship between the state and society in the era of globalization and its institutional growth. This theme was carried out in several aspects, such as the theoretical study of China's international relations, the study of China's political diplomacy, the enlightenment of American politics and diplomacy on China's politics and diplomacy, and the study of modern campaign politics and marketing politics.

A study of Chinese politics and international relations

Diplomatic theory

A study of American politics and diplomacy

Research on campaign and political marketing


From the perspective of orthodoxy, the outbreak of the cold war, in addition to the competition for strategic strength, is also a dimension of orthodoxy debate, which is often ignored by us. In fact, the confrontation between social system and ideology in the cold war between the east and the west is not the confrontation of strength in essence, but the confrontation of orthodox principles. Within their respective camps, there have been orthodox debates, such as the debate between China and the Soviet Union about who is the orthodox Marxist debate, rather than about the strength of China and the Soviet Union. There is also an orthodox debate between the US, Europe and Japan, but it is not an open line, but a dark line.

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