Field of Study
Years of Stay at HYI
Aug 2016 to May 2017
Apr 2022 to Aug 2022
Sep 2022 to May 2023
University Affiliation (Current)
Sun Yat-sen University
Bixiao He attained her PhD degree in the School of Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai. She is now Associate Professor of Journalism in Sichuan University (2022-). Prior to that, she taught in Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou (main campus) as Assistant Professor (2011-2016) and Associate Professor (2016-2021). Dr He is a media historian focusing on the transformation of propaganda and information system in China, both historical and contemporary. She has published extensively in journals including Problems of Post-communism, Media History, American Journal of Chinese Studies and China Report. She was a Visiting Scholar at Center for Chinese Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley (2015-2016) before she came to the Harvard-Yenching Institute in 2016. She was again awarded a Special Short-Term fellowship by the Harvard-Yenching Institute in spring 2022, to conduct research on “Creating New Revolutionary Space: Building and Connecting the Overseas United Front Nexus of the CCP”. She has also awarded an American Studies Fellowship (ASF) and the China-US Scholars Program Fellowship (CUSP) (2022-2023) to further expand this project.
Current Research Projects: Creating New Revolutionary Space: Building and Connecting the Overseas United Front Nexus of the CCP
- Bixiao He. “Yelling at the mass: Making Propaganda Audible in the Communist Revolution”, China Report, Vol.58, 2022 (1), 2022:1-13.
- Bixiao He. “The Communist breakthrough: How Hong Kong became a nexus of information and material exchange for the Chinese Communist Party”, The American Journal of Chinese Studies, Vol. 28, 2021(1):13-30.
- Bixiao He. “Haunted by the State: A study of the politicization of Chinese journalism and its consequences”, Media History, Vol. 27, 2021(2): 224-236, published online 21 Jan 2020.
- Bixiao He. “Debates on CCP newspaper policy in Hong Kong circa 1949 and the elimination of private newspapers in the early 1950s in the PRC”, Media History, Vol. 27, 2021(1):58-70, published online on 19 January 2020. DOI:10.1080/13688804.2020.1717938
- Tao Wu, Bixiao He (Corresponding Author): “Intelligence for sale: the ‘Party–Public Sentiment, Inc.’ and stability maintenance in China”, Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 67, 2020(2):129-140; published online on 19 July 2019.DOI:10.1080/10758216.2019.1625710