Jia Qingguo is Professor and Associate Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1988.

He is member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the CPPCC National Committee, a member of the Standing Committee of the China Democratic League and a guest supervisor of the Ministry of Supervision. He is a member of the Academic Degree Review Board of the State Council of China, Vice President of the China Association for Asia-Pacific Studies, and a board member of the China Association of American Studies and the National Taiwan Studies Association. He is also a member of the editorial board of several international academic journals.

He has published extensively on U.S.-China relations, relations between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, Chinese foreign policy and Chinese politics.