Lanxin Xiang

Professor of International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

He is also Director of Center of Belt and Road and Eurasian Security , China National Institute for SCO International Exchange and Judicial Cooperation, Shanghai.

He was associate professor at Clemson University. He held Olin Fellowship at Yale University, MacArthur Fellowship in Germany and Truman Fellowship.

He was former Henry A. Kissinger Chair of Foreign Policy at the Library of Congress. A graduate of Fudan University in Shanghai , he has a PhD from SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. He has held chairs at Fudan, East China Normal University and Foreign Affairs University (CFAU). He has served as a Senior Associate at CSIS, and senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund. He is contributing editor at Survival magazine, a regular commentator at South China Morning Post and Global Times. His main interest is Chinese history and China’s external relations, with English publications that include, The Origins of the Boxer War, Recasting the Imperial Far East, Mao’s Generals. He published 6 books in Chinese. His new book, The Quest for Legitimacy in Chinese Politics--A new interpretation, was published in September (Routledge)