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Liu Chen

director, professor | Beijing Foreign Studies University

Beijing, China

"Created for Ideas"

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Global Issues
Media & Journalism

My tags:

Business DevelopmentGovernmentMediaMedia Relations

Very good at:
+ china studies in politics and economics
+ policy analysis
+ intercultural studies

About me & my work:

I am a Professor of Social Sciences at the School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU). PhD in Political Science (2002-2005) from Peking University and postdoctoral fellow in International Economics at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) of Harvard University. My research interests include public policy and global and regional governance, with a focus on the comparative analysis of the critical issues confronting developing countries such as China, India and so on, which have been undergoing economic development and political reform and the models, theories and debates over these problems conducted in the First World, above all, that of the U.S..

I authored three books, ‘Branding China since 1978’ (Peking University Press, 2015), “Globalization in India: Concepts, Transformation and Television Cases” (Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2007), “Turn on Globalization in Asia: Transformation, Policy and Debate” (Beijing Jiaotong University Press, 2009), edited “The Collection of Western Media and Western Culture” (Shanghai Renmin Press, 2008-2010), “The English Newspaper Reading: Intercultural Communication and Critical Thinking” (Higher Education Press, 2012), and coauthored “Imaging China and China’s Image: A Regional Study Perspective” ( Renmin University Press, 2015). As well, I have published more than 60 papers on governance or government reform in domestic and international journals.

The above works are mainly focused on the transformation of Asian countries from the 1950’s and 1960’s when most of them attained national independence to the age of globalization, covering half a century of Asia’s modern development. The topics addressed include Asian countries, above all, China’s and India’s perception of national image (what and why?), their international communication strategy (how?) and what impacts they have had. The books, reports and papers mainly examine the motives, modalities, trends and impacts of these countries’ going global strategy by using a variety of methods ranging from historical review, policy research, overseas surveys, media content analysis, case studies, interviews, and quantitative analysis.

The publications have been well-received. My reports served the National Development and Reform Commission of China, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China, the State Council Information Office of China, the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of China, the Ministry of Education of China, Beijing Municipality and so on, and on several occasions played a role in policy decisions, such as for President Hu Jintao’s visit to the U.S. in 2011, Beijing’s bids for the 2008 and 2022 Olympic Games, and the 13th Five Year Plan of the Department of Foreign Capital and Overseas Investment, National Development and Reform Commission .

Also, my publications have won several awards. For examples, my book, “Globalization in India: Concepts, Transformation and Television Cases,” was awarded the CASCIO Prize for Academic Book (2008), my paper, “From ‘Your Window on China’ to ‘Your Window on China and the World’: the Transformation of China’s Television Cultural Ideology since 1978,” won the Myung Seok Park Best Paper Award of the Year 2010. I am the first Chinese winner of this nearly 40-year award. My paper entitled, “The Communication Politics under Globalization: A Comparative Study of East Asian Countries,” won the State Council Information Office of PRC’s Best Paper Award of the Year 2009 which is the single award conferred by the Central Government of China for international communication studies. As well, many of my papers were reprinted by China Daily, Xinhua News Agency, Xinhua Digest (Xinhua Wenzhai) and Replicated Journals of Social Sciences of Renmin University of China (Renda Fuyin Ziliao) which are the two most authoritative academic replicated journals in China.

In China, I am listed on the Program for the New Century Talents in Universities of the Ministry of Education of China (2012), which is one of the top academic awards for young academic leadership (under Age 45) in China, and The Emerging Talents in International Communications of Beijing Municipality (2015) (under Age 45). As well, I am a senior advisor to the National Development and Reform Commission of China, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China, and to China Central Television (CCTV), chair professor at Xizang Minzu University, and senior fellow of the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), the largest civil think tank in China.

Internationally, I have been invited to collaborate by universities, institutions and organizations. I worked as research fellow with School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of London University (2011), the Center for China Studies, La Trobe University, Australia (2008-2009), the Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong (2010), and First Nations of Canada (since 2011).

In recognition of my work, I am often invited to give keynote speeches or guest lectures at various institutions, including The 7th World Policy Conference (2014), The 16th World Knowledge Forum (2015), Harvard University, Xinhua News Agency, Hong Kong University, the Embassy of India to China, Hainan University, Xizang Minzu University and others. My studies were reported by Hindustan Times, Xinhua News Agency, Guangming Daily and others.

My links:

Beijing Foreign Studies University

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