Dr. Yao Yunzhu is a Senior Adviser of the Advisory Committee, Pangoal Institution and retired Army Major General, the Director Emeritus of the Center on China-American Defense Relations, the Academy of Military Science (AMS), People’s Liberation Army, and a senior consultant of the China Association of Military Science. She joined the PLA in 1970, served as an enlisted, a staff officer, an instructor, a researcher, deputy director and director of research offices, and director of a research center. She holds a Master Degree of Arts from the PLA’s Foreign Languages Institute, a PhD in Military Science from the Academy of Military Science. She had been a visiting scholar at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University from 1995 to 1996, an Eisenhower Fellow in 1999 and a visiting fellow at Harvard University from 2009 to 2010. She has published books, translated books, articles and papers on international military and security issues, US military affairs, nuclear weapon policy and arms control, Asia-Pacific security issues, cross Taiwan-Strait relations and Korean Peninsula security issues. Her works include, Post-war American Deterrence: Theories and Policies, On Asia-Pacific Security Strategy (author of chapters), 20th Century Strategic Legacy and the World through Chinese Scholars (author of chapters). She was elected a member of the 10th National People’s Congress of the PRC in 2002, and a member of the 17th Chinese Communist Party Congress in 2007.


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