Shi Jing

Shi Jing
Assistant Professor

Shi Jing is currently an assistant research fellow at the Institute for International and Area Studies, Tsinghua University. His primary research interests relate to the politics and international relations of the South Caucasus region, with a particular focus on Georgia. During his PhD studies, Shi Jing undertook academic internships at Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Tbilisi, Georgia) and Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University). Between 2018 and 2019, he was a visiting fellow at Harriman Institute, Columbia University. His postdoctoral research was conducted at the University of Oxford from 2022 to 2023.

Shi Jing received his doctorate from Tsinghua University in August 2020. His doctoral thesis, entitled "The Instrumentalization of Fear: Georgia’s Security Logic and the Russo-Georgian Conflict," explores Georgia’s particular security behavior in the presence of a strong threat perception. Analyzing the details of the Russo-Georgian conflict in 2008, the study adopts the analytical method of Political Psychology, showing how Georgian elites deployed emotions, in particular “fear”, in order to influence the evolution of the conflict.

Selected Publications in mandarin Chinese:

  • Caucasian Studies from the Perspective of Russian Academic History: A Special Case on the Attribute of “Boundary”, Russian, Central Asian and Eastern European Studies, 2022(06):73-92+161-162.
  • A Trip to the "Secret World": the search for Georgia’s mountain elements. The Global as Field Site: 10 Years of Area Studies at Tsinghua University, The Commercial Press, 2022:38-55.
  • "The Historical Memory of Georgia: Panorama and Details in Nation’s Development and Transformation," Russian Studies, 2021(5):79-110.
  • "Russia’s 2035–oriented Science and Technology Innovation Governance and China-Russia Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation," Forum on Science and Technology in China,2020(11):13-15.
  • "The Confederation of Mountain Peoples of the Caucasus and the Regional Separatism Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Era," Russian Studies, 2019(5):141-168.
  • "Research on Russia’s Motivation for Promotion Triangular Relations between China, Russia, and India," Journal of Contemporary Asia-Pacific Studies, 2019(4):83-114.
  • "The Development of Silk Road Economic Belt in Georgia: Achievements, Progress, and Prospects," Asian and African Studies, vol.13-2018(1):83-99.