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Xiang, Debao 相德宝

Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar, US-China Institute, 2019-2020

Professor at Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China


  • Xiang, D. Yue, W. (2019). A Study of the Network Impact of Global Political leaders in the New Media Era, Shanghai Journalism Review , 2019(04):43-51 (CSSCI)
  • Xiang, D. Zhang, C. (2018). Agenda, evolution and network: a knowledge network analysis for China’s International Communication Studies (1981-2016), modern Communication, 2018(8) :73-77(CSSCI)
  • Xiang, D. Zhang, W. (2018). A Study of the Network Impact of Global Think-Tanks in the New Media Era. International Outlook, 2018,10(01):129-146+153-154(CSSCI)
  • Xiang, D. (2017). The structure and influence of Global media on Twitter with the Social Network Analysis. Contemporary Communication, 2017(12):85-90(CSSCI)
  • Xiang, D. (2016). Characteristics and strategies of public opinions on Tibet on international social media. Journal of Intelligence, 2016,35(05):20-26(CSSCI)
  • Xiang, D. (2016). Ten issues facing world journalism education: problems and countermeasures. Journalism Studies, 2016(18):23-27(CSSCI)
  • Xiang, D. (2015). Characteristics and influence of communicators of China on Twitter. Journalism and communication, 2015,22(01):58-69+127(CSSCI)
  • Xiang, D. (2014). Characteristics and Guiding strategies for Public Opinions on China on International Virtual Community_An empirical study of Public Opinions on China on International Virtual Community in 2013. Journal of Intelligence, 33(06):127-132+110. (CSSCI)
  • Xiang, D. (2013). Characteristics of Public Opinions on China on International Social Media in 2012. Journal of Intelligence, 32(08):31-34+44(CSSCI)
  • Xiang, D. (2017). Global media’s Transition in social media era: network, structure and influence, Journalism Studies, 2017(12):85-90 (CSSCI)
  • Xiang, D. (2012).Communication Characteristics and Strategies of Government Microblogging: An Empirical Study Based on Sina Microblogging, Journal of Tongji University,2012,23(03):63-67(CSSCI)
  • Xiang, D. (2012).Current Situations and Development Strategies of Government Microblogging, news writing, 2012 (CSSCI): 12-15
  • Xiang, D. (2012). Problems and administration of new media: A literature review of China's new media studies in 2011, Journalism studies 2012 (02): 41-46(CSSCI)
  • Xiang, D. Fan, Z. (2017). New media communication techniques of the Communist Party of China in its party-building: A case study of Wechat public account the Communists China media report", May 2017.
  • Xiang, D. (2011).Focusing on international communication and exploring future communication strategies: A summary of the 2nd national symposium on international communication , T Journalism studies, 2011 (CSSCI)
  • Xiang, D. (2016). One Belt, One Road: China’s Reconstruction for Global Communication and International Discourse Power. Newsletter, 2016(10)
  • Xiang, D. (2013). China's image on international English language social media, Journal of International Communication, 2013.19:2, 252-271
  • Xiang, D. (2011). Summary of the Second Chinese International Communication Symposium. Journal of International Communication, 2011(12)
  • Xiang, D. (2011). China’s National Image Communication in the Era of We Media. Modern Communication, 2011(12)
  • Xiang, D. (2011). Strategies of China’s International Communication. Contemporary Communication, 2011(06):98-101(CSSCI)
  • Xiang, D. (2010). The Evolution of Chinese Family Planning Slogans and Posters, The Poster - The journal of Visual Rhetoric in the Public Sphere, 2010-4

Conference Papers

  • Xiang, D. (2018). The structure and influence of Global media on Twitter with the Social Network Analysis. Paper presented at Social media and society international conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2018
  • Xiang, D. (2016). Mapping new media education landscape in China. Paper presented at the World Journalism Education Summit, New Zealand, 2016
  • Xiang, D. (2015). The characteristics and influence of Twitter users who form public opinions about China. Paper presented at Social Media and Society International Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2015
  • Xiang, D. (2014). Convergence of China’s print media with new media. Paper presented at the 2014 IAMCR annual conference, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, 2014
  • Xiang, D. (2011). The Construction of 2010 World Expo Shanghai and China in the International Media. Paper presented at the 2011 IAMCR annual conference, Kadiar Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011
  • Xiang, D. (2010). Mellowing Mural Messages: A Study of Chinese Family Planning Slogans and Posters. Paper presented at the 2010 IAMCR annual conference, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, 2010
  • Xiang, D. (2010). Coronation VS Decoronation, Chinese Media's Representation of the Chinese, U.S. and Italian Leader's Attack. Paper presented at International Graduate Conference, Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 , Paris,France, 2010


  • Agenda, pattern of influence and guiding strategies of U.S. Chinese experts on social media, National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science National (17BXW048)
  • Social media network influence of Chinese mainstream media, Shanghai social sciences Foundation of shanghai municipality(2015BXW002)
  • Characteristics, mechanism of Chinese opinion leader on international social media, Ministry of Education Project of Humanities and Social Sciences (13YJC860035)
  • Innovations of Governmental Social Administration in the Era of Social Media, Shanghai International Studies University, 2011-2014
  • China’s Communication Strategies in the Era of Social Media, National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science, 2010-2013
  • On Building-up World First-class Media Group, Pu Jiang River Project of Shanghai Municipality, 2010-2012

Authored Books

  • Xiang, D. (2013). Building-up China’s international communication capacity in social media era. People’s Daily Press.
  • Xiang, D. (2010). From Propaganda to Persuasion: The Evolution of Chinese Population and Family Planning Slogans and Posters. China Broadcasting Publishing House

Honors and Awards

  • Excellent paper for the 1st Global communication and Public diplomacy conference by Division of Global communication and Public diplomacy of the Chinese association for history of Journalism and mass communication(2017)
  • Excellent instructor for national college students editorial writing(2017)
  • Outstanding Youth Scholar in public opinion studies by Division of Public onion studies of the Chinese association for history of Journalism and mass communication.(2016)
  • Excellent teaching award of Shanghai International Studies University(2015)
  • Yucai Award of Shanghai Municipality(2014)
  • Excellent paper for the Second, Third Chinese International Communication Symposium Hosted by Chinese State Information Bureau (2013,2011)
  • Excellent Youth Scholar in journalism and communication studies  in China, ministry of education, Chi