Xi   Chen

Associate Professor  

Office: ELABN 220
Phone: (956) 665-8766
Email: xi.chen@utrgv.edu

Dr. Xi Chen

Dr. Xi Chen specializes in Asian Politics with a focus on China.  She obtained her Doctoral degree in Planning, Governance, and Globalization from Virginia Tech and M.A. in Applied Linguistics from China Foreign Affairs College. Dr. Chen’s research and teaching interests include: Asian Politics, Chinese Politics, Media and Politics, Global Security, and International Relations. Her research has led to publications in both refereed journals and books as well.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Chinese Politics, Media and Politics, International Relations, etc..
  • Education

    • PhD, Planning, Governance, and Globalization, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2007
    • MA, Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2003
    • MA, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Affairs College, 2001
    • BA, Scientific and Business English, Shandong University, 1998
  • Currently Teaching

    POLS 4324 01 - Contemporary Chinese Politics:
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    POLS 2305 90L - U.S. Fed Gov & Pol:
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    POLS 2305 91L - U.S. Fed Gov & Pol:
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Selected Publications


  • Xi Chen. "China in the Post Hegemonic Middle East: A Wary Dragon?," Conflict and Diplomacy in the Middle East: Extended Actors and Regional Rivalries. Bristol: E-International Relations Publishing, 2018.

  • Xi Chen and Francisco Garcia. "US-China Relations: A Media Perspective," International Journal of Chinese Studies 7, no. 1 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016).

  • Xi Chen. America's Challenge: Engaging a Rising China in the Twenty-First Century. Journal of Chinese Political Science, no. 2 December 2014.

  • Xi Chen. China’s New Role in Africa. International Journal of China Studies, 4, December 2013.

  • Xi Chen. Minority Politics in China. Journal of Chinese Political Science, no. 4 October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2011.

  • Xi Chen. "China’s Image Building during the Sichuan Earthquake," American Review of China Studies (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2010).

  • Xi Chen. "Changing Bottom Line: Broadcasting Regulation in China," Toward Better Governance in China: An Unconventional Pathway of Political Reform. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.

  • Xi Chen. "Chinese Foreign Policy and International Order," International Order in a Globalizing World. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2007.

  • Xi Chen. "Public Administration," Introduction to Contemporary Western Political Studies. Beijing: Renmin University Publishing House, 2007.

  • Xi Chen. "Framing and Politics in Chinese Television News Reporting," Journal of Chinese Political Science no. 2 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2007).



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Xi Chen. Texas Academic Leadership Academy Fellow, Texas Council of Chief Academic Officers, (July 2018 - August 2018)

  • Minhee Eom. Global Opportunity Grant, Office of Global Engagement, $500.00 (August 2017 - November 2017)

  • Xi Chen. Global Opportunity Grant, Office of Global Engagement, $500.00 (August 8, 2017 - November 8, 2017)

  • Xi Chen. ADVANCE ATFP , ADVANCE Program, $500.00 (September 2016 - August 2017)

  • Xi Chen. Travel Grant, Political Science Department, UTRGV, (September 2015)

  • Xi Chen. ADVANCE Leadership Institute, ADVANCE Program, $500.00 (January 27, 2015 - April 28, 2015)

  • Xi Chen. Travel Grant, Political Science Department, UTPA, (September 2007 - September 2013)

  • Xi Chen. Travel Grant, IGkNU /GSS, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, (June 2009 - November 2012)

  • Xi Chen. Research Grant, IGkNU/GSS, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, (July 2010 - August 2010)

  • Xi Chen. Summer Writing Institute Grants (SWIG), College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, (June 2010 - July 2010)



Selected Presentations


  • Xi Chen. "Recent Dynamics of US-China Relations," Special Roundtable on US-China Relations, Association of Chinese Political Studies, Edinburg, TX (November 2018)

  • Xi Chen. "China under Xi Administration: A New Middle East Policy?," The 31st Annual Meeting of the Association of Chinese Political Studies and Internaitonal Symposium, Association of Chinese Political Studies, Harrisonburg, VA (October 2018)

  • Xi Chen. "North Korea Threat," McAllen South Rotary Club Meeting, McAllen South Rotary Club, McAllen, TX (May 2018)

  • Xi Chen. "China's Image Building Efforts under Xi Jinping," The First Southwest Texas Asian Syposium, Asian Studies Minor, Associaton of Chinese Political Studies, KSEA Texas Coastal Bend, Edinburg, TX (November 2017)

  • Xi Chen. "China's Global Ambition: State-Led Internationalization of the Media Industry," International Studies Association-Hong Kong 2017 Conference, Hong Kong (June 2017)

  • Xi Chen. "Regulating Chinese Media in Global Context: New Trends and Emerging Challenges," The 29th Annual Conference of the Association of Chinese Political Studies, Monterey, CA (October 2016)

  • Xi Chen. "Film and Politics: Voice of the Sixth Generation of Directors in China," The 73th Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL (April 2015)

  • Xi Chen. "Media and Politics in China: Explanations and Implications," The 73th Annucal Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL (April 2015)

  • Xi Chen. "US & China Relations: A Media Perspective," The 71st Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL (April 2013)

  • Xi Chen, Sandra Hansmann, Shawn Saladin, Nicholas Weimer, and A Zemnrani. "Issues in International Research:," UTPA Office in International Programs Pan- American Days, (April 2012)

Current Courses

POLS 4324 01 - Contemporary Chinese Politics:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
POLS 2305 90L - U.S. Fed Gov & Pol:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
POLS 2305 91L - U.S. Fed Gov & Pol:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses