Professor Chen Zhimin is the Associate Vice President of Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

He is a Changjiang Scholar and a Jean Monnet Chair of European foreign policy. He is vice president of Chinese Association of International Studies. He serves as editor-in-chief of Chinese Political Science Review, member of Advisory Board or editorial committee of several international journals, such as The Hague Journal of Diplomacy and The Pacific Review. 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: Cooperation and Competition in a New Trilateral Relation (2011, first author);Contemporary Diplomacy (2008, first author); Foreign Policy Integration in European Union: An Mission Impossible? (2003, first author); Subnational Governments and Foreign Affairs (2001). He also co-edited (with David Zweig) China's Reforms and International Political Economy(Routledge, 2007).

Professor Chen received all his degrees from Fudan University. He was a visiting fellow at Harvard University (1996-1997), also visiting scholar at Queen’s University, University of Durham, Lund University, Sciences Po. and Keio University. He was made a Chevalier dans L’Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French Government in 2006.