Professor Li Xiguang

Dean, Tsinghua International Center for Communication Studies
President, Chinese Academy of World Agendas, SWUPL
Peoples Republic of China
Professional Experience:
Media Consultant to the Information Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China
Special Senior Research Fellow with the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China
Deputy editor-in-chief of International Communications, a bimonthly academic journal, published by Chinese People’s University, Beijing
Special Consultant to China Youth Daily, a leading national newspaper
Chairman of China’s National Committee for New Media under Chinese Association of Science and Technology Journalism
Visiting Professor of Hong Kong University
Guest Professor of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Education and Research:
Special Fellow(2000,2001), Salzburg Seminar, Austria
Research Fellow(1999) at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University;
January 1996 – December 1998, senior editor and director of the political desk of Xinhua News Agency(New China News Agency)
June 1995 – December 1995, visiting journalist with the Washington Post
September 1992 – May 1995, senior writer and deputy director of the political desk of Xinhua News Agency;
July 1990 – August 1992, Young Scholar of UNESCO Silk Road Project;
July 1988 – June 1990, Chief science and environmental writer of Xinhua News Agency;
September 1985 – July 1988, student of the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences(Law degree);
July 1982 – August 1985, assistant researcher at the Institute for Theoretical Physics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences;
September 1978 – July 1982, student of the Foreign Languages and Literature Department, Nanjing University(B.A.);
Publications (including co-authored):
Media Power(to be published, Continental Press, Beijing, December 2001
Core Journalism(to be published),Continental Press, Beijing, December 2001
China’s Century(author of the chapter about press freedom in China, the book is forwarded by Chinese premier Zhu Rongji, New York, Beijing, January, 2001)
Follow Me to Lop Nur — China’s Forbidden Nuclear Test Site (December, 2000, Beijing)
Reshaping Newsroom(October, 2000, Chengdu)
Online Journalists( May 2000, Beijing)
Media Bombardment (1999, Nanjing)
How Bad Is China? (1998, Nanjing);
Behind Demonizing China (1996, Beijing);
Search for a Lost Buddhist Kingdom (1995, Beijing);
Hunger (1996, Beijing);
Discovering China from Sand and Dirt (1996, Beijing);
Papers and Articles
A series of articles on US-China relations and their national security, appearing on the Global Times over the last two years.
A series of column articles on press reform in the newspaper Press News
“What Does Internet Mean to the Chinese?(Jan.1999, People’s Daily, Beijing)”
“Internet: Reshaping the Role of the Chinese Journalists”(Feb.1999, Chinese Journalist, Beijing)
“Internet: the Best Combination of Ms. Science and Mr. Democracy,(Mar.1999, Communicaton in Dialectics of Nature, Beijing)
“Say No to 20th Century”(Oct.1998, Science Journalism, Beijing)
“De-demonizing, Post-Tiananmen and New China”(Nov, Dec and Jan. issues of China and World, Beijing);
“US Media Bias of China,”( China Daily, April 5, 1999, Beijing)
“Reflections on Kosovo,” (Beijing Youth Daily, April 19, Beijing)
“Press Freedom and Thought Control,” (the journal of the International Communication, China People’s University, June, 1999)
“All Errors Are Brothers: Kalb Brothers,”(the journals of the International Communication, China People’s University, August,1999)
“Reshaping China’s International Image,”(The Global Times, August 6, The People’s Daily, Beijing)
“Great Sound Makes No Noise: Creeping Freedoms in Chinese Press”(1999, Shorenstein Center, Harvard)
“On the Label of Nationalism”, (The Global Times, October 28, Beijing);
“New Media and New Journalists,” (The Youth Journalists, 2000, January issue)
“New Man and New Media”,(The Global Times, April 21, Beijing)
National Interest and News Framing,(The International Communications, February issue, 2000, China People’s University, Beijing)
Breaking Away from Propaganda Journalism in China( The International Communications, April issue,2000, China People’s University, Beijing)
Virtual Challenges to Propaganda Journalism, speech at the 2000 National Conference on Online Journalism, Shanghai, June 19, 2000
Chinese Ideology in the Age of globalization(Paper presented at the international symposium of World Communications 100 Years, October, 2000, Beijing)
Journalism Education for the 21st Century, Journalists monthly, January, 2001, Shanghai
Truth and Facts in the Age of Globalization, International Communications,June,2001,Beijing
Science, Public and Policy, Modern Communication, May, 2001,Beijing
Who is Setting Chinese Agenda in the Age of Internet? Presentation at the National Symposium on Party and Party Press, June, 2001, Beijing
Awards and Prizes:
Best Teacher Award(2001), by Tsinghua University
Excellent Teacher and Best Friend Award(2000), by Tsinghua University
First Prize for National Best Science Stories(1992) awarded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences;
First Prize for National Best Science Stories(1994) awarded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences;
First Prize for National Best Science Stories(1996) awarded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences;
First Prize for National Best Science Stories(1998) awarded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences;
First Prize for National Best Environmental Stories(1998) awarded jointly by the Chinese Association of Journalists and the State Administration of Environmental Protection;
First Prize for National Best Environmental Stories(1996) awarded jointly by the Chinese Association of Journalists and the State Administration of Environmental Protection;
First Prize for National Best Environmental Stories(1994) awarded jointly by the Chinese Association of Journalists and the State Administration of Environmental Protection;
First Prize for Probing Stories of Environmental Problems(1995) awarded by the Commission of Environment and Resources under the National People’s Congress;
First Prize for Probing Stories of Environmental Problems(1997) awarded by the Commission of Environmental and Resources under the National People’s Congress;
First Prize for Best Earthquake Stories(1990) awarded jointly by the Chinese Association of Journalists and the State Seismology Bureau;
First Prize for Best International Stories(1996) awarded by the Chinese Association of Journalists;
National Best Research Papers of Journalism (1997) awarded by the Chinese Association of Journalists;
Top 100 Chinese Journalists (1995) selected by the Chinese Association of Journalists.