BA MA (Peking) PhD (Penn State)
Professor of Media and Cultural Studies
Associate Dean of International Development
School of Journalism and Communication
Director, Israel Epstein Center for Global Media and Communication
Media and Cultural Studies, Intercultural Communication, Global Communication, Public Communication, Press and Politics.
History of Global Communication (undergrad); Intercultural Communication (graduate); U.S. Media Culture (graduate); The Cutting- Edge Topics for Journalism and Communication Studies (doctoral); Strategic Communication for Spokespersons (professional)
Professor Shi earned his B.A. (1992) and M.A. (1995) in English at Peking University and Ph.D. (2001) in Media/Cultural Studies at Penn State. He also assumed assistant professorship in Asian Studies with St. Olaf College, Minnesota (2001-02). He has published Crisis Communication and Media Relations (in Chinese, 2004, Southern Daily Press, Guangzhou, China), Redefining Chineseness in the Era of Globalization (in English, 2003, Edwin Mellen Press, N.Y.), edited the anthology The Cutting-Edge Research on Global Communication in China (Tsinghua University Press, 2012), co-authored Negotiating Asymmetry: China’s Place in Asia (University of Hawaii Press, 2009), Media on the Move: Global Flow and Contraflow (Routledge, 2006), When East Meets West: Media Research and Practice in U.S. and China. (Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2007), Encyclopedia of Globalization (Routledge, 2006), as well as published six translations of academic books (including those by James Curran, David Morley and Steven W. Littlejohn), and over 100 articles in Chinese and English academic journals, including Chinese Journal of Communication, Social Semiotics, Contemporary Chinese Thoughts, and Global Media and Communication. He was selected as the “Promising Mid-Age and Young Scholar” by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in 2010, and won the “Outstanding Teaching Award in Tsinghua” in 2009. In addition, Professor Shi is now appointed as member of the National Disciplinary Planning Committee of Journalism and Communication under the MOE, and serving as the special consultant and guest professor for the State Council’s Information Office, and has completed the training of more than 8,000 government spokespersons and press officers at central, municipal and provincial level. He also frequently appears on CCTV-NEWS, New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek and Al Jazeera to comment upon contemporary China’s press and politics.