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 3331 90L - Global Security:
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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 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).

  • Xi Chen. "Dynamics of News Media Regulations in China: Explanations and," Journal of Comparative Asian Development 5, no. 1 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2006).



Selected Grants and Fellowships


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

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

  • Xi Chen. Travel Grant, Political Science Department, UTPA, (August 2011 - May 2012)

  • Xi Chen. Travel Grant, Political Science Department, UTPA, (August 2010 - May 2011)

  • 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)

  • Xi Chen. Travel Grant, IGkNU /GSS, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, (January 2010 - May 2010)

  • Xi Chen. Travel Grant, Political Science Department, UTPA, (August 2009 - May 2010)

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

  • Xi Chen. Travel Grant, Political Science Department, UTPA, (August 2008 - May 2009)



Selected Presentations


  • 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, (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)

  • 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)

  • Xi Chen. "Orchestrating Public Diplomacy: Chinese Media in the Era of Globalization," The International Conference on The Future of US-Chinese Media Communication and Public Diplomacy, Amherst, MA (August 2011)

  • Xi Chen. "Regulatory History of Chinese Media: Review and Analysis," The 24th Annual Meeting of the Association of Chinese Political Studies, London, Great Britain (June 2011)

  • Xi Chen. "Public Diplomacy and Sino-US Relations: A Critical Analysis," The 16th ACPSS-Harvard International Conference, Cambridge, MA (November 2010)

Current Courses

POLS 3331 90L - Global Security:
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