Li, Xiguang

Li, Xiguang

  • BA (Nanjing) LLM (CASS)
  • Professor of Journalism and Press/Politics
  • President, Tsinghua International Center for Communications Studies
  • Director, Institute of Health Communication, Tsinghua University
  • Director, Tsinghua-Pakistan Culture and Communication Center
  • Deputy director, Center for Israel Epstein Studies, Tsinghua University
  • Deputy director, Tsinghua University Center for AIDS Studies

Research Interests

Journalism, Global Journalism, Press and Public Policy, Health Communication


News Reporting and Writing, Media Studies, Global Media Literacy


Professor Li Xiguang is supervisor of PhD students and MA students in journalism school and supervisor of MPH students in the school of medicine. Prof. Li is the Director of Tsinghua University Institute of Health Communication, director of Tsinghua University International Center for Communication Studies, Director of Tsinghua University Center for Pakistan Culture and Communication Studies, Dean of the Chinese Academy of World Agendas and Honorable Dean of the School of Global Journalism and Communication of the Southwestern University of Political Science and Law.

Dean Li Xiguang is also leading media advisor to the office of the Minister of Education, faculty leader of the State Council government spokesperson training program, faculty leader training provincial chiefs of CPC publicity departments, chief lecturer of newly-appointed local Party secretaries and mayors of CPC Organizational Department, chief lecturer of newly-appointed ambassadors and senior diplomats of Foreign Ministry,Member of the Experts Committee for Disease Control of the Ministry of Health, Member of the Experts Committee for Crisis Handling of the Ministry of Health,Vice-Chairman of the Journalism Education Committee of the Ministry of Education.

Before he founded the journalism program of Tsinghua University, he was senior fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, senior editor and director of the political, cultural and science desk of Xinhua News Agency.

His latest books include "Soft power and China Dream", “Soft power and global communication", "Intellectual Dialogues of Tibet", "The future of journalism education", "News Reporting and Writing". He has received a number of significant national and international awards for his pioneering work in soft power research, health and journalism education, including Pakistan President’s Award, UNAIDS Awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Control of AIDS",”China's Best Health Educator", " China's Best Course of News Reporting and Writing", "China Top 10 Educator", etc. He used to write a regularcolumn on the English newspaper Global Times.