Dr. Qiang Xiaoyun is an associate professor and a Deputy Director of Department of Russian-Central Asian Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS). Dr. Qiang obtained a Ph. D. degree in political science and a master degree in world economics from Institute for Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Qiang published two books, namely “Impact Factors of Immigrants on the Current Sino-Russia Relations” (in Chinese, 2010) and “Sino-Russia Relationship and Security Problems in Northeast Asia” (in Russian, 2004). Dr. Qiang also co-translated the book of “International Energy Politics and Diplomacy”. Dr. Qiang’s essays have been widely published in Russian Journals, like “Asia and Africa Today” and “Observer", as well as Chinese Journals like "World Economy and Politics”, “Abroad theory development”,” “World Ethno-National Studies” and so on.
Institutional affiliation to Shanghai Institutes for International Studies