Yan Xuetong is president of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Management Board and dean of Tsinghua University’s Institute of Modern International Relations. Yan is editor-in-chief of the Chinese Journal of International Politics and serves as an adviser to several leading academic journals. A well-known academic in the Chinese foreign policy community, Yan is vice chairman of both the China Association of International Relations Studies and the China Association of American Studies, and is a member of the Consultation Committee of China’s Ministry of Commerce. Yan also serves on several boards, including those of the China Diplomacy Association and the China Association of Foreign Friendship. Yan has written several books, including "Analysis of China’s National Interests", winner of the 1998 China Book Prize, and "Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power".