Director of Centre for Russian Studies; Director of Centre for Co-development with Neighboring Countries, East China Normal University
Member of the Academic Council of the Valdai Discussion Club; Member of the international review committees for World Economy and International Relations and “Svobodnaya Mysl”; Member of the Committee of Social Sciences under the Chinese Ministry of Education. His previous positions included: Dean of School of Advanced International and Area Studies, East China Normal University; Member of Sino-Russian Friendship, Peace and Development Committee etc. His major research fields are Russian politics, diplomacy, social transition; great power relations; international politics theories. Selected publications are: System Transition and Foreign Policy; The Ups and Downs of an Eurasian Great Power; Russia in the 20th Century.