Bin Yu

Yu Bin

Professor of Political Science, Wittenberg University, USA

Yu Bin is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Wittenberg University. He started teaching at Wittenberg in 1991, and was visiting research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) of the US Army War College (Carlisle, PA). He was also senior fellow of the Shanghai Association of American Studies and the Center for Periphery Studies (jointly administered by the Eastern China Normal University, Fudan University and Beijing University); senior advisor and member of the editorial board of the Beijing based Foreign Affairs Observer. He received a B.A. from the Beijing University of Foreign Studies (1977), an M.A. from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (1982), and his Ph.D. from Stanford University (1991).

Dr. Yu is the author and co-author of six books and more than 120 book chapters and articles in various professional journals. Yu also served as regular contributor since 1999 to the quarterly Comparative Connections emerging from Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. on Russian-China relations. A senior writer of Asia Times, Dr. Yu also published many analytical and opinion pieces in leading English and Chinese language media outlets around the world. His current researche includes two book projects: From Sovietology to Russianology in the West (in Chinese) and China and Russia: In Search of Normal Relations.

Previously, he was a fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu (1994-5), president of Chinese Scholars of Political Science and International Studies (1993-4), a MacArthur fellow at the Center of International Security and Arms Control at Stanford (1985-91), and a research fellow at the Center of International Studies of the State Council in Beijing (1982-85). Dr. Yu also served in the Chinese military infantry, Beijing Military Region (1968-72).

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