Basic Information

Yuhua YAN                

Academic Rank: Associate Professor

Final Degree: Doctor of Economics

Present position: Deputy Director of the Silk Road Combined Centre of European Studies in Xi’an Jiaotong University

Research Area: foreign direct investment, European studies and comparative study of European and Chinese cultures


October 2001- June 2006      
Warsaw School of Economics in Poland
Degree obtained: PhD. in Economics 

September 1996- July 1999   
Shaanxi Institute of Finance and Economics, major in Finance
Degree obtained: Master of Economics

September 1985- July 1987   
Shanghai International Studies University
Degree obtained: Bachelor of Arts  in English Literature

May 1972- July 1975             
Northeast Normal University, major in English literature and linguistics


1.      College English Integrated Course 3in English

2.      Origin of European Culturein English

3.      College Oral English in English

4.      International Economics (in English)

5.      European Polity and Politics (for Master students)

6.   Modern History of European Civilization (Core course for bachelor students)



Dr. Yuhua YAN

Deputy Director

Silk Road Combined Centre of European Studies


School of Foreign Studies

Xi’an Jiaotong University

No.28 Xianning West Road,

Xi’an, 710049, P.R. China

Tele: 86-(0)29-8266 8513(O)

Professional Experience

June-July 2007                                Visiting Scholar at Leiden University in the Netherlands
October 2000- September 2001     Visiting Scholar at Warsaw School of Economics in Poland
August 2000- now            Associate Professor at School of Foreign Studies in Xi’an Jiaotong University
February 1990- July 1999   Lecturer/Associated Professor(from December 1998) at Shaanxi Institute of Finance and Economics

Scientific Research

Having published 15 articles and an academic book both home and abroad.


IPublished in English

1The Need for a Good and Practical Teacher’s Book, JOURNAL OF SHAANXI NORMAL UNIVERSITY Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition1998 Sup.1 (Sup.No.14) Vol.27, 1998.6.15: 276282.

2Foreign Direct Investment in China: Its Evolution and General Trends, World Economic Research Institute, WERI Working Papers No. 260, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw 2004.

3China’s Economic Transition----on the Road to the Market Economy, published in The Dilemmas of Economic Policy, Development and Regional Economic Integrationedited by Slawomir Bukowski in Higher Finance & Banking School in Radom, Poland, July, 2005: 63-96.
[4]EU-China and USA-China Trade Disputes: Signaling the Rise of Neo-Mercantilism or Return of Protectionism? In: China’s Choices after the Current Economic Crisis: Going Global, Regional, National? Edited by G. Heiduk and A. McCaleb. Warsaw School of Economics Press, Poland, January, 2012: pp.91-106.


IIPublished in Chinese

1International Disequilibrium: the Function of the Exchange Rate, Collections of Modern Economics, 1991, (3): 74-79

2Employing the Principles of Systems Engineering into Teaching Reading CourseForeign Language Teaching, 1995, (6).

3The Analysis of the Positive and the Negative Effect of the Rapid Growth of China’s Foreign Exchange Reserve, Contemporary Economic Science, 1997, 19 (2): 9091.

4Universities Should Dynamically Transform Their Education System in the Face of Market Mechanism, Transaction of Northwest University, 1997, 27 (Sup.1): 41-44.

5The Enlightenment of the Financial Crisis of Southeast Asia on Improving China’s Exchange Rate System, Transaction of Northwest University, The Edition of Science of Philosophy and Society, 1998,28:77-80.

6New Ideas for Improving English Teaching, Analects of Social Science Latest Research, 1998 the First Edition: 189-191.

7A Brief Discussion on the Core of the Thought of Western Mainstream Economics, Contemporary Economic Science, 1998, (Sup.):11.

8The Prospects of International Exchange Rate System Reform and the Arrangement of China’s Exchange Rate System, Contemporary Economic Science, 1999, 21(2): 90.

9The Enlightenment of the Development of Circular Economy in European Union and its Member States on China, in “EU-China: Promoting the Revival of Northeast Industrial Bases through Developing Circular Economy”, Jilin University Press, 2007.9 : 114.

10The Historical Review and Prospects of the Silk Road Combined Center of European Studies, Chinese Journal of European Studies, 2011 Supp Vol.29, 2011.4.15: 267273.

11European Sovereign Debt Crisis: Origins, Emergence, Governance, Journal of Xi’an Jiaotong University(Social Sciences), Vol.33 (Sum No117). Mar. 2013.




Having participated in the compiling of two books:

1Supplementary Textbook for English Band 4 Students, Shaanxi Science and Technology Press, 1st Edition, December 1994, ISBN 7-5369-2247-7/G·594

2English-Chinese Dictionary for Students, Shaanxi People’s Education Press, 1st Edition, December 1995, ISBN 7-5419-5650-3G·4917

3Associate editor in the book: Selected Works of Classics in Economics, Shaanxi People Press, 1st Edition, October, 1995, ISBN 7-224-03998-51F497

4The author of an academic book: Foreign Direct Investment and China’s International Competitiveness, Warsaw School of Economics – Publishing, Poland, First Edition, April 2008, ISBN 978-83-7378-354-6