Between 2005 and 2019 the China Media Centre (CMC) has funded four Post Doctoral Research Fellows and obtained RCUK funding for one. Two doctoral students who upon qualification became post doctoral research fellows subsequently took up research posts at Oxford and Leicester, respectively.

The CMC has funded, or is funding, 10 PhD candidates, whose publications are not included here.

A Leverhulme Visiting Professorship was obtained for Professor Hu Zhengrong. Professor Hu was President of Communication University of China from 2014 to 2018, when he became Controller of China Education Television (CET). CET has five channels and an Internet presence. It is similar to PBS in the US A or NHK Educational TV in Japan. His publications are not included here. The many publications, mainly in Chinese, of our Visiting Fellows are also not included here.

Single authored books

  • de Burgh, Hugo (2017) China's Media In The Emerging World Order. Milton Keynes: UBP.
  • Xin, Xin (2014) China’s Soft Power: Champaign, IL: University of Illinois.

  • de Burgh, Hugo (2013) 你所不了解的西方故事 The West You Really Don’t Know. China: 江苏人民出版社 Jiangsu People Publishing (co-authored with Helen Briggs and Johnny Acton).
  • Xin, Xin (2012) How the Market is Changing China’s News: the case of Xinhua News Agency, Lanham, US: Lexington Books.
  • Zeng, Rong (2012) Television News & the Limits of Globalization; BBC World and Phonenix Television today, London: University of Buckingham Press.
  • Chin, Yikchan (2011) Television Regulation and Media Policy in China, London:Routledge.
  • Montgomery, Lucy (2010) China’s Creative Industries; Copyright, Social Network Markets and the Business of Culture in a Digital Age, Edward Elgar; Cheltenham.
  • Tong, Jingrong (2010) Investigative Journalism and Society in China: Journalism, Power and Society, New York and London: Continuum.
  • de Burgh, Hugo, (2006) China: Friend or Foe? Cambridge: Icon.
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2003) The Chinese Journalist: Mediating information in the world’s most populous country, London: Routledge.

Edited books

  • de Burgh, Hugo (2018) [co-ed with Thussu, Daya and Shi, Anbin] China's Media Go Global, Series: Internationalizing Media Studies
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2011) [co-ed with Li, Xiguang and Zeng, Rong] 应对西方媒体: 新闻
  • 发言人及新闻官国际工作 Western Correspondents in China: system and policy Beijing: 中国党建读物出版社
  • de Burgh, Hugo and Zeng, Rong (2011) China’s Environment and China’s Environment Journalists. London: Intellect
  • [ed] de Burgh, Hugo (2008) Investigative Journalism [2nd Edition] London: Routledge
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2007) [co-ed with Fazackerley, Anna and Black, Jeremy] Can the Prizes still Glitter? The future of British universities in a changing world, Milton Keynes: UBP
  • [ed] de Burgh, Hugo (2007) The China Impact: China’s Rise and the future of the UK London: McKinsey & Co
    Report of the Westminster Hearings on China’s Impact, held in Parliament March-July 2007
  • [ed] de Burgh, Hugo (2005) China and Britain: the Potential Impact of China’s Development, London: Smith Institute
  • [ed] de Burgh, Hugo (2005) Making Journalists: Diverse Models, Global Issues London: Routledge

Journal articles

  • de Burgh, Hugo (2018, in press) China’s Manifest Destiny in Mondo Cinese
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2017) The Re-imagining of China under President Xi Jinping in China Media Research 14 (1)
  • de Burgh, Hugo & Feng, David (2017) The Return of the Repressed: three examples of how Chinese identity is being reconsolidated for the modern world in Brand China: A New Voice to the World? A special issue of Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies. Volume 31, Number 6.
  • Zeng, Rong (2013) ‘British and Chinese Television News: A Comparative Textual Study’, China Media Research, 9 (3): 52-63.
  • de Burgh Hugo and Zeng Rong (2012) ‘Environmental correspondents in China in their own words: Their perceptions of their role and the possible consequences of their journalism’. Journalism:SAGE vol. 13 no. 8 1004-1023
  • de Burgh, Hugo, Chen, Siming and Zeng, Rong (2012) ‘Chinese Television and the search of Creativity’ Creative Industries Journal 4(2)
  • de Burgh, Hugo, Zeng, Rong and Mi, Miao (2012) Responding to an Activist Public: Hangzhou Press Office Rethinks its role. Media, Culture and Society 34 (8)
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2011) Nuevos medios y periodismo de investigación en China | El dragón se mueve in Infoamérica–Iberoamerican Communication Review U Málaga Number 6
  • Chin, Yikchan, (2011) Policy Process, Policy Learning, and the Role of Provincial Media in China. Media, Culture and Society, 33(2).
  • Xin Xin (2010) Chindia’s Challenge to Global Communication: A Perspective from China, Global Media and Communication, 6(3): 296-301.
  • Xin, Xin (2010) ‘Public Diplomacy Games: A Comparative Study of American and Japanese Responses to the Interplay of Nationalism, Ideology and Chinese Soft Power Strategies around the 2008 Beijing Olympics’, Sport in Society (co-authored with Christopher J. Finlay), 13 (5): 876-900.
  • Xin, Xin (2010) ‘The Impact of Citizen Journalism on Chinese Media and Society’, Journalism Practice, 4 (3): 333-344. 
  • Tong, Jingrong (2010) ‘The Crisis of the Centralized Media Control Theory: How Local Power Controls Media in China’, in Media Culture and Society 32(6).
  • Guo, Dawei (ed.) (2010) ‘Chinese media: culture, autonomy and the state’, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, Vol. 7(1), London: University of Westminster, ISSN: 1744-6708 (print); 1744-6716  (Online).
  • Li, Shuang (2010) 'Creativity as Branding, An Analysis of FHM’s China Innovative Editorial Strategy' in Journal of Magazine & New Media Research
  • Li, Shuang (2010) 'Book review of “Celebrity in China' in Celebrity Studies, Hongkong Chinese University, Hongkong.
  • Lee, Hsiao-wen (2010) ‘The Popular Press and its Public in Contemporary China’
  • Javnost-The Public, EURICOM, Vol.17, No.3, pp 71-86.
  • Xin, Xin (co-authored with Christopher J. Finlay) (2010) Public Diplomacy Games: A Comparative Study of American and Japanese Responses to the Interplay of Nationalism, Ideology and Chinese Soft Power Strategies around the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Sport in Society, 13 (5): 876-900.
    A reprint has also appeared in D. P. Martinez and Kavin Latham (eds.) Documenting the Beijing Olympics, London: Routledge (2010). ISBN 978-0-415-57548-5
  • Xin, Xin (2010) The Impact of ‘Citizen Journalism’ on Chinese Media and Society, Journalism Practice, 4(3): 333-344.
    A reprint will appear in Michael Keane and Wanning Sun (eds.) Chinese Media, vol. I London: Routledge (forthcoming/2013).
  • Xin, Xin (2010) Chindia’s Challenge to Global Communication: A Perspective from China, Global Media and Communication, 6(3): 296–301.
  • Xin, Xin (2009) ‘Xinhua News Agency in Africa’, Journal of African Media Studies, 1 (3): 363-377.
  • Tong, Jingrong and Sparks, Colin (2009) ‘Investigative Journalism in China Today’, in Journalism Studies, Volume 10 Issue 3.
  • Tong, Jingrong (2009) ‘Press Self-censorship in China: a case study in the transformation of discourse’, in Discourse and Society 20(5).
  • Tong, Jingrong (2009) ‘Guerrilla Tactics of Investigative Journalists in China’, reprinted in Crime and Media, Yvonne Jewkes, London: SAGE Publication.
  • Montgomery, Lucy, (2009) Internationalising the Creative Industries, edited with J. Hartley. Special Issue of Chinese Journal of Communication, 2 (1)
  • A column “Publishing Review” in “Publishing Reference” (Chinese academic journal), since December 2010 to 2011. (In Chinese)
  • A column “View on World Publishing” in “View on Publishing” (Chinese academic Journal), since January 2010 to 2011. (In Chinese)
  • Li, Shuang (2009) 'A Long Journey with Moments of Excitement' in journal of View on Publishing, pp 71-72.
  • Xin, Xin (2008) ‘Research into Chinese Media Organizations: The Case of Xinhua Shanghai Bureau’, Javnost – The Public, 15(5): 39-56.
  • Xin, Xin (2008) ‘Structural Change and its Impact upon Journalistic Practices: Xinhua News Agency in the Early 2000s’, Journalism Practice, 2(1): 46-63.
  • Guo, Dawei (2008) 《当代中国电视历史剧的观众:一种批判社会学的实证研究路径》,收入《新闻与传播评论(2008 年卷)》,第60-75 页,武汉出版社 [‘The reception of historical drama on contemporary Chinese TV: a critical sociological approach’, in Journalism and Communication Review (2008)], Wuhan: Wuhan Publishing House, pp. 60-75.
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2007) ‘Looking at China, Looking at the Chinese Media’, Introductory article to Cao Qing (ed) ‘Reporting China in the British Media’, Special Edition of China Media Research, v3n01 January 2007
  • Tong, Jingrong (2007) ‘Guerrilla Tactics of Investigative Journalists in China’ in Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism, Issue 8(5) October 2007
  • Xin, Xin (2006) ‘News Probe: What Does It Tell US about Chinese Journalism Today?’, Medien Journal, ‘Media, Culture and Modernization in China’ (double issue), 2/3: 52-66 (co-authored with Hugo de Burgh)
  • Xin, Xin (2006) ‘Editorial’ in the issue Media in China, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 3(1): 1-10.
  • Xin, Xin (2006) ‘A Developing Market in News: Xinhua News Agency and Chinese Newspapers’, Media, Culture & Society, 28(1): 45-66.
  • Tong, Jingrong (2006) ‘Simulacra, Representation, and Televisual War: an anthropological interpretation of televisual war’, in Communication Journal, Shanghai, Vol. 4, August, 2006 (in Chinese)
  • Tong, Jingrong (2006) ‘Social Discourse of Journalistic Professionalism in the Chinese Context’ in The Chinese Journal of Communication and Society, Hong Kong, Vol. 1, December, (in Chinese)
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2006) ‘News Probe: What Does It Tell US about Chinese Journalism Today?’, Medien Journal, ‘Media, Culture and Modernization in China’ (double issue), 2/3: 52-66 (co-authored with Dr. Xin Xin)
  • Tong, Jingrong (2005) ‘Rethinking Positive and Critical Traditions in Audience Studies’, in Communication Journal, Shanghai, Vol. 3, May (in Chinese)
  • de Burgh, Hugo, et al ed (2004) ‘Don’t blame the messenger!’ in Can Vote, Won’t
  • Vote Special edition of Public Affairs, edited with Ivor Gaber and Dominic Wright
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2004) ‘The Documentary as ‘Amplification’: Holding the Baby and the Politics of Attachment’ in Contemporanea: Revista de Comunicacao e Cultura June 2004 vol2no1 139-160 ISSN 1806-0269
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2004) ‘Ruhm, Flucht und Gefangnis: William Cobbett, der erste investigative Journalist’ Internationale Fachzeitschrift fur Journalismus 2004 / 3.Quartal pp114-116 ISBN 3-89669-449-9
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2003) ‘The Journalist in China: Looking to the Past for Inspiration’ in Media History, Vol 9 No 3 December ISSN 1368-8804
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2003) ‘Kings without Crowns? The Re-emergence of Investigative Journalism in China’ Media Culture & Society, vol 25 no 6 November ISSN 0163- 4437
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2003) ‘Great Aspirations and Conventional Repertoires: Chinese regional television journalists and their work’ Journalism Studies, vol 4 no 2 May ISSN 1461-670X
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2003) ‘Skills are not enough: the case for undergraduate degrees in Journalism’ in Journalism vol 4 no 1 February ISSN 1464-8849
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2002) ‘全球化时代对外国的报道: 一则 案 列研究’ (Reporting “the Other” in the Age of Globalisation) in (special edition of) 媒介研究 The Chinese Journal of Media Studies April ISBN 7-302-01272-5/G.269
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2001) ‘Chinese concepts of the journalist’ in Communication (New Delhi : Indian Institute of Mass Communication), vol XXXVI no 4 October-December
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2000) ‘变化中的新闻文化: 当代英国媒体法规简介’ (Journalistic Culture in Transition: the institutional context in Britain Today) 新闻与传播研究 (Communications Today) 中国社会科学院[Academy of Social Sciences, Peking] ISSN 1004-9061
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2000) ‘英国国家新闻记者的社会特征’ (The Social Identity of the Anglophone Journalist) 国际新闻学 (International Communications) [Renmin University, Peking] Spring ISSN 1002-5685
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2000) ‘Chinese Journalism in the academy: the politics and pedagogy of media study in China’ Journalism Studies n1 v4, ISSN 1461-670X

Articles in edited collections

  • de Burgh, Hugo, Thussu, Daya and Shi, Anbin (2017) Domestic context of Chinese media’s globalization in China’s Media Go Global London: Routledge
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2017) The revival of the Chinese Canon, chapter in the Festschrift fur Professoressa Alessandra Lavagnino, Distinguished Professor of Chinese Studies at the Universita degli Studi di Milano
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2015) Chinese Investigative Journalism in the 21st Century. In: Rawnsley, Gary D. and Rawnsley Ming-yeh T. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media, London: Taylor & Francis
  • de Burgh, Hugo & Briggs, Helen (2013) ‘英国当代纪录片的变化’, in He, Suliu, ed.
  • 2013 纪录片蓝皮书 中国纪录片发展报告(Annual Report on the Development of Chinese Documentaries 2013)Beijing: Social Science Academic Press, pp 185-197
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2012) ‘Leveson and China: The Leveson Inquiry as reference in China’s debate over Media Regulation’ in Mair, John (ed) (2012) After Leveson? The Future of British Journalism London: Abramis Academic
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2011) ‘New Media and Investigative Journalists in China’ in Mair, John and Keeble, Richard (2011) Investigative Journalism London: Abramis Academic
  • Xin, Xin (2011) ‘Web 2.0, Grassroots Journalism and Social Justice in China’ In Graham Meikle and Guy Redden (eds)News Online: Transformation and Continuity, pp. 178-194, New York: Palgrave.
  • Xin, Xin (2011) ‘Investigative Journalism, Citizen Journalism and Social Justice’ In Amaro LaRosa and César Carrillo (eds)Impact of Globalization and Technology on Behavior and Everyday Practices: Cross-cultural Studies.
  • Xin, Xin (2010) ‘Xinhua News Agency in the context of the ‘Crisis’ of News Agencies’ In Oliver Boyd-Barrett (ed.) News Agencies in the Turbulent Era of the Internet, pp. 283-303, Generalitat de Catalunya: Col-leccio Lexikon.
  • Li, Shuang (2010) 'The Review of Western Research on China’s Periodical', in Li, Pin, Report on China Periodical’s Development No. 2 (Blue Book of China’s Media series), Beijing: Social Science Academic Press (China), pp172-186. (In Chinese)
  • Li, Shuang (2010) 'The Review of UK Magazines’ Market in 2009' in Li, 2009-2010 China Periodicals’ Yearbook, Zhang, Bohai, Beijing: China Encyclopedia Publishing House, pp 677-686. (In Chinese)
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2011) ‘Motivation in Journalism’, in Zeng, Rong (2011 in press) [ed]应对西方媒体:新闻发言人及新闻官国际工作 Facing Western Correspondents in China: Chinese Media Handlers and their operations Beijing: Tsinghua University Press
  • Montgomery, Lucy (2009) ‘Global reuse and adaptation in the creative industries – Three further arguments against intellectual property based on lessons from China,’ with J. Potts. In P.L Jayanthi Reddy (ed) Creative Commons: International Perspectives, Hyderabad: Amicus Books
  • Montgomery, Lucy (2009) ‘Fashion as consumer entrepreneurship: emergent risk culture, social network markets and the launch of Vogue China’ with J. Hartley. In Hartley, J. The Uses of Digital Literacy, St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press
  • Guo, Dawei (2009) 《中国家庭伦理电视剧中的女性形象研究》,收入《第一媒介:全球化背景下的中国电视》,郭镇之等主编,第 122-135 页,清华大学出版社 [‘The representation of women in contemporary Chinese family melodramas’, in Guo, Zhenzhi, Deng, Lifeng and Zhang, Zixuan (eds.), The First Medium: Chinese TV in the age of Globalization] Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, pp. 122-135.
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2009) ‘Investigative Journalism’ section in Eadie, William (ed) (2009) 21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook Thousand Oaks: SAGE
  • Lee, Hsiao-wen (2008) ‘Sentiment and Reason: The Embodiment of Public Sphere in China.’ In Suheyla Kirca Schroeder and LuEtt Hanson (eds) Freedom and Prejudice: approaches to media and culture. Istanbul: Bahcesehir University Press, pp 47-57.
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2008) ‘Interfering with Foreigners : Harry Wu, Yorkshire TV and the Prison Camps’ in ibid 300-313
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2008) ‘High Politics and Low Behaviour : Sunday Times Insight in the Nineties’, in ibid 286-299
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2008) ‘The Cook Report’ in ibid 268-285 de Burgh, Hugo (2008) ‘Rough Justice’ in ibid 245-255
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2008) ‘Investigative Journalists and History - the case of The Cossacks’ in ibid 256-267
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2008) ‘Scrutinising Social Policy at C4 Dispatches’ in ibid 231-244
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2008) ‘Investigating Corporate Corruption - File on Four’ in ibid 199- 212
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2008) ‘Thirty Years of British Investigative Journalism’ in ibid 48- 65de Burgh, Hugo, (2005) ‘China in the World’ in China and Britain: the Potential Impact of China’s Development Smith Institute
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2008) ‘Journalism with Attitude: The Daily Mail’ in de Burgh, Hugo (ed) Investigative Journalism, London : Routledge
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2008) ‘Investigative Journalism since 1997: issues and debates’ in de Burgh, Hugo [ed], Investigative Journalism, London : Routledge
  • ‘Introduction’ to de Burgh, Hugo (ed) (2008) Investigative Journalism London: Routledge
  • Xin, Xin (2007) ‘How to Do Fieldwork?’ In Nico Carpentier, et al (eds) Media Technologies and Democracy in an Enlarged Europe. The intellectual work of the 2007 European media and communication doctoral summer school. Tartu: University of Tartu Press.
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2007 in press) ‘The China Connection’ Introduction to de Burgh, et al, [ed] Globalisation and the future of UK Universities, UBP
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2005) ‘China in the World’ in China and Britain: the Potential Impact of China’s Development Smith Institute ISBN1902488938
  • Xin, Xin (2006) ‘Xinhua News Agency and Globalization: Negotiating between the Global, the Local and the National’, in Boyd-Barrett, O. (ed.) Communications Media, Globalization and Empire, pp.111-128, Eastleigh, UK: John Libbey.
  • Montgomery, Lucy (2006) ‘Shadow markets: the role of copyright in China’s film and television industries – fantasy or reality?’ with M. Keane. In P. Thomas and J. Servaes (eds)Communications, Intellectual Property and the Public Domain in the Asia-Pacific Region: Contestations and Consensus, New Delhi: Sage
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2005) ‘Journalism and the New Cultural Paradigm’ in [ed] Making Journalists, Routledge
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2002) ‘What Chinese Journalists believe about Journalism’ in Rawnsley, G (ed) Political Communication in Greater China London : Macmillan ISBN 0-7007-1734-X
  • de Burgh, Hugo (2000) ‘The Regulatory Framework of Investigative Journalism since 1990: the case of C4 Dispatches’ in Ralph, S (ed) Regulation in the Digital Age Luton: U of Luton Press ISBN 1-86020-574 7