JIA Qingguo is Professor and Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1988. He was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution between 1985 and 1986. He has published extensively on U.S.-China relations, relations between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, Chinese foreign policy as well as Chinese politics. He is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Contemporary China (USA), Political Science (New Zealand), International Relations of the Asia-Pacific(Japan) and China Review (Hong Kong). He is also Vice President of the China Association for Asia-Pacific Studies, board member of the China Association of American Studies, and board member of the National Taiwan Studies Association.