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Lin Shangli

Vice President, Fudan University Executive Vice-Chair, Shanghai Forum Organizing Committee Director, Shanghai Forum Academic Committee

Professor Dr. Lin Shangli, born in Fuzhou in 1963, is the Vice President of Fudan University and Executive Associate Dean of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University. 

In 1981, he studied at the Department of International Politics, and after graduating in 1988 started his teaching career in the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University. He became Associate Professor in 1993 and Professor in 1997. He received a Ph.D. from the School of Law at Fudan University in 1998. He has been a visiting scholar at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Keio University in Japan, Georgetown University in the U.S.A. and at the University of Munich in Germany. In Apr. 2011, Prof. Lin began his service asVice President of Fudan University. Outside of Fudan, Prof. Lin is also a guest researcher at Shanghai CCP College and the Shanghai Administration Institute, and Vice Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Institute of East Asia, Shanghai. 

Prof. Lin’s research interests include political science theories, Karl Marx's political philosophy and Chinese politics. He has published more than 10 books on politics, including Party Politics and Modernization, Electoral Politics, The Logic of Politics, and Contemporary Chinese Political Forms, in addition to over 100 articles published in various journals and magazines.