Yu Tiejun is an associate professor in the School of International Studies (SIS) and Vice President of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies at Peking University. He studied at the University of Tokyo in 1998-2000, and served as visiting fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University in 2005, and also as visiting scholar at the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard University in 2005-06. Dr. Yu has co-edited The Sino-Japanese Security and Defense Exchange: Past, Present, and Prospect (Beijing: World Affairs Press, 2012, with Zhu Feng and Akiyama Masahiro). He is also the Chinese translator of Myths of Empire by Jack Snyder (2007) and Discord and Collaboration: Essays on International Politics by Arnold Wolfers (2006). His research interests include International Security, East Asian International Relations, China-U.S.-Japan Relations, and China’s Foreign and National Defense Policy. He won the Excellent Teaching Award of Peking University in 2010. Dr. Yu received his Ph.D., M.A. and B.A. from Peking University.
In recent years, he has been working on the crisis management issue in China-Japan relations, and a joint research program on the causes of the Second Sino-Japanese War. His project title as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at MIT’s SSP program is Security Studies in American Universities: A Sketch of a Disciplinary History.