He Bixiao

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2016 to May 2017

Apr 2022 to Aug 2022

Sep 2022 to May 2023

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

Recent Publications

  1. Bixiao He. “Yelling at the mass: Making Propaganda Audible in the Communist Revolution”, China Report, Vol.58, 2022 (1), 2022:1-13.
  2. 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.
  3.  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.
  4. 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
  5. 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

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