Executive Director of Research
Shin Kawashima is the professor of the Department of International Relations, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the University of Tokyo. He started his career as an associate professor at Hokkaido University (1998-2006) and the University of Tokyo (2006-2015), and professor since 2015. He is also a Senior Fellow of National Security Agency (2014-2018), an associate member of Science Council of Japan (2014-), the advisory member of the Committee for the Promotion of the Declassification of Diplomatic Records, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2017-), the member of The Advisory Panel on Communications Concerning Territorial Integrity, the Office of Policy Planning and Coordination on Territory and Sovereignty (2018-2019), and an academic adviser (the Young Forum) of Mt. Fuji Dialogue.
He was engaged in education and research at Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica (Taipei), Beijing Center for Japanese Studies, Peking University, National Chengchi University (Taipei), and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His research covers Chinese/Taiwanese diplomatic history and the contemporary international relations in East Asia. He has authored and edited several books and numerous articles, notably Formation of Chinese Modern Diplomacy (Nagoya University Press, 2004, awarded the Suntory Academic Prize), China in the 21st Century (Chuokoron-shinsha, 2016), Frontier of China (Iwanami Shoten, 2017), Japan–China Relations in the Modern Era (co-authored, London: Routledge, 2017), and U.S.-China Relations and the World Order After COVID-19 (co-authored, University of Tokyo Press, 2020).
He earned academic degrees at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (B.A.1992) and the University of Tokyo (Oriental history, M.A., 1994 and Ph. D., 2000).