Professor Jin is the Director of the Center for North and South Korea Studies of Yanbian University. He was a visiting researcher of the Northeast Asian History Foundation (2009-2010), a visiting professor in the Department of National Politics at the Shizuoka National University in Japan (2003-2004), and a visiting researcher in the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at Kyung Hee University in South Korea (1993-1994). His research focuses on issues on the Korean Peninsula and the Northeast Asia regional development strategy of China. Prof. Jin received a B.A. in philosophy from Lanzhou University.