Chen Zhimin is Dean of Fudan University’s School of International Relations and Public Affairs, where he is also Professor of International Relations and the Jean Monnet Chair Professor of European Foreign Policy. He serves as member of Advisory Board or editorial committee of several international journals, such as The Hague Journal of Diplomacy and Asia Europe Journal. His research interests include international relations theory, diplomacy studies, Chinese foreign policy and EU studies. His major publications in Chinese include China, the United States, and Europe: New Trilateral Relations of Cooperation and Competition (2011), Contemporary Diplomacy (2008), and Foreign Policy Integration in European Union: Mission Impossible? (2003). Chen is also co-editor (with David Zweig) of China’s Reforms and International Political Economy (2007). Professor Chen received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Fudan University, and has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University (1996-1997), as well as a visiting scholar at Queen’s University, University of Durham, Lund University, Sciences Po, and Keio University.
Ten years ago, China and Europe were engaged in a “honeymoon,