Dr. Shi is currently Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, Associate Dean of International Development with School of Journalism and Communication, and Director of Israel Epstein Center for Global Media and Communication, at Tsinghua University. His research interests include intercultural communication, global communication, public communication, press and politics. Professor Shi earned his B.A. (1992) and M.A. (1995) in English at Peking University and Ph.D. (2001) in Media/Cultural Studies at Penn State.
He has published Crisis Communication and Media Relations in the Era of Omni-Media (in Chinese, 2014, Beijing: China International Press), A Comparative Approach to Redefining Chinese-ness in the Era of Globalization (in English, 2003, Edwin Mellen Press, N.Y.), edited the anthology Mapping Out the Future for Global Communication and Journalism Education (in Chinese, Tsinghua University Press, 2014), co-authored Negotiating Asymmetry: China’s Place in Asia (University of Hawaii Press, 2009), Media on the Move: Global Flow and Contraflow (Routledge, 2006), When East Meets West: Media Research and Practice in U.S. and China. (Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2007), Encyclopedia of Globalization (Routledge, 2006), as well as published six translations of academic books (including those by James Curran, David Morley and Steven W. Littlejohn), and over 100 articles in Chinese and English academic journals, including Chinese Journal of Communication, Social Semiotics, Contemporary Chinese Thoughts, and Global Media and Communication.
He was selected as the “Changjiang Scholar” (2016) and “21st Century Outstanding Scholar” (2010) by the Ministry of Education (MOE), and won the “Outstanding Teaching Award in Tsinghua” in 2009. In addition, Professor Shi is now acting as Executive Director and Secretary-General for Chinese Association for History of Journalism and Media Communication, and serving as the special consultant and guest professor for the State Council’s Information Office, and has completed the training of more than 10,000 government spokespersons and press officers at central, municipal and provincial level. He also frequently appears on CCTV-NEWS, New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek and Al Jazeera to comment upon contemporary China’s press and politics.