Prof. Jin is a professor and Associate Dean with the School of International Studies at Renmin University of China. He is also a visiting professor at the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, and the Weilun Chair Professor at Tsinghua University.
His education background includes a B.A. from Shanghai Fudan University in political science, a M.A. from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and a Ph.D. from the School of International Studies at Peking University. Before joining Renmin University, he worked for the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) from 1987 to 2002. His studies focus on American politics (US Congress in particular), American foreign policy, Sino-US relations and China’s foreign policy. His main publications include 50 academic papers, 7 books and 5 translated books. As the first columnist in international politics in the mainland China, Prof. Jin wrote for the column of Focusing on America on World Affairs (a half-monthly), from 1995 to 1998. His social positions include: Vice-President of the China National Association of International Studies; Adviser of the policy planning office at the National People’s Congress; Standing Councilor of the China Reform Forum, etc.