大陸學者對國際關係的研究多採傳統的歷史研究法和現實主義的分析架構,共產主義的影響很小。冷戰的結束亦未對他們的觀點發生明顯的衝擊。他們的弱點是很少使用西方國際關係學者的理論,亦不注重註釋。他們的優點是對強權政治具有強烈的批評性,注意大國之間及大國與小國之間的矛盾和衝突。他們研究的重點是大國之間的國際關係。 The scholars of International Relations in Mainland China usually adopt the traditional historical approach and the realist framework of analysis. The Communist ideology has no obvious influence on their research, so does the end of the Cold War. They are very weak in using the theories of Western scholars, and do not pay sufficient attention to footnotes. They are rather strong in criticizing power politics and in pointing out the contradictions the great powers and between the great powers and the small powers. The main targets of their research are the great powers.