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DirectorWaseda University, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies affiliation


Rumi Aoyama is the director of Waseda Institute of Contemporary Chinese Studies, and the Professor at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies at Waseda University. She has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University (2005-2006) and George Washington University (2016-2017).  She earned her Ph.D. in Law from the Graduate School of Law, Keio University. She specializes in China’s contemporary foreign policy and politics. Her publication, "Contemporary China’s Foreign Policy" (Keio University Press, 2008), was honored with the 24th Masayoshi Ohira Foundation Memorial Prize.  Other recent publications include: "Decoding the Rise of China" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018); "A Diplomatic History of the People’s Republic of China" (University of Tokyo Press, 2017); "China and the Future of International Order" (University of Tokyo Press, 2015); "China’s Asia Policy in the Post-cold War Era" (University of Tokyo Press, 2013); "China’s Global Strategy" (Akashi Press, 2011); and "China’s Public Diplomacy Strategy" (The Japan Foundation, 2009).