Faculty Profiles

GUO Jia, M.D. (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Acupuncture practice (Associate Chief Doctor, Third Hospital of Peking University)

Since 1989, Dr. Guo has been working in the Traditional Chinese Medicine division at the Health Science Center of Peking University. Her main work covers daily duties in out-patient treatment, as well as teaching acupuncture courses at the medical school.

Dr. Guo specializes in acupuncture and herbal therapy for nerve system diseases and some mental health disorders, i.e. neuralgia, depression and insomnia. She has published over a dozen research papers in this area of study.

Guo Jia received her BA and MD in Chinese Medicine in 1989 and 1999 from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

HUO Zejun, M.D. (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Tuina and clinical practice (Associate Chief Doctor, Third Hospital of Peking University)

Dr. Huo received his MSc from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1993 and an MD in 2001 from the Health Science Center of Peking University. He started to work as a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor at the Third Hospital from 1993. Between 2001 and 2002, Dr. Huo worked as a visiting doctor at QIBA Medical and Science Research Hospital, Japan Sports Foundation.

Dr. Huo specializes in Tuina (Chinese Medical Message) treatment in sports injuries and nerve system disorders.

XU Wenbing, M.D. (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
TCM practice and training (Director and Founder of HOPE Institute)

Dr. Xu graduated from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1990 with an M.D, and worked at Beijing Dongzhimen Chinese Medicine Hospital in residency and as a doctor until 1997. He spent a year in the US between 1997 and 1998 working as an acupuncturist and received the National Certificates of Acupuncture and Herbalogy.   

In 1998, Dr. Xu founded Hope Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, to promote the training of Traditional Chinese Medicine. At the same time he treats patients at one of the country’s top private TCM clinics Ping Xin Tang and specializes in mental disorders and other unidentified disorders.

Dr. Xu is a frequent contributor to TCM journals and he has also published his own book on the subject. Dr. Xu frequently appears in newspapers and on television. Since 2007 he hosts a weekly health programme at BTV which attracts a wide range of audience.

LUO Fei, PH.D, (Intersection of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Neuroscience, Lab Projects)
Neuroscience (Professor, Institute of Psychology, China Academy of Science)

Dr. Luo graduated from the Department of Phychology, Beijing Medical University and later received a PhD in the same area from BMU.

His main research interests are the neural mechanisms of acupuncture-induced analgesia, and central coding of pain. He has recently conducted work on the emotional and cognitive modulation of pain, such as the influence of depression and placebo effect on pain.

Dr. Luo is currently a professor of neuroscience at the State Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

GONG Wenxiang (Core Course, Media Studies, Independent Study Project)
Communication Studies (Professor, Peking University)

Professor Gong was the funding executive dean of the School of Journalism and Communication between 2001 and 2006. Before this he had been teaching at the School of International Studies at Peking University from 1981. Throughout the years, Professor Gong has participated in numerous international education/research projects in China, US, and Japan. He was a visiting professor at UC Berkeley between 1989 and 1990, at Menlo College in 1998, and Stanford in 2000.

Professor Gong’s main research interests are in international relationships and communication and cross-cultural communication. Aside from the above-mentioned topics, he has also published articles and books on Chinese traditional culture and classical studies.

Gong received his BA and MA in English Literature from Peking University.

LI Kun, Ph.D. (Media Studies, Independent Study Project Advisor)
Communication Studies (Associate Professor, Peking University)

Dr. Li has been teaching at Peking University since 1996, first at the School of International Studies, and now the at the School of Journalism and Communication. Before this she served at various capacities as TA, RA, researcher, and visiting scholar at both Chinese and American higher education institutions.

Dr. Li received her BA in English from Shanxi University, MA in Journalism from the graduate school of China Academy of Social Sciences, Ph.D. in communication studies from Oregon University, and MA in Library Science at Atlantic University.

Dr. Li’s research interests and focuses are theories of mass communication, international communication, media culture and society.

ZHOU Yun, Ph. D. (Core Course, Independent Study Project)
Population Studies (Professor, Peking University)

Dr. Zhou has been teaching and conducting research work at the Population Research Institute of Peking University since 1993. Her research interests are in areas of sociology of population, sociology of aging, and socio-cultural anthropology.

Dr. Zhou received her BA in Shandong University, MA at Brigham Young University and her PhD from Arizona State University.

PAN Wei, Ph.D. (Core Course)
Political Science (Associate Professor, Peking University)

Dr. Pan is an associate professor of political science at the School of International Studies, Peking University; previously he was a research associate at the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and was a visiting professor both at Menlo College, and at the Graduate School of International Studies at Denver University.

From 1998, he has been listed as one of the Best 10 Professors at Peking University, which is an award based purely on students’ votes.

Dr. Pan received his BA and M.A. at Peking University and his Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley. He has published over two-dozen scholarly articles on comparative politics, Chinese politics and international relations.

Li Xiaocong,PhD (Core Course)
History (Professor, Peking University)

Prof. Li Xiaocong is the vice director of Center for Research on Ancient Chinese History Peking University and the director of Center for Research on Chinese Historical Geography and Ancient Maps Peking University. From 1982 till now, he has been the teacher in the History Department, Peking University. From 2002 to 2005, he had been invited twice to be senior visiting scholar at the Library of Congress in USA.

Prof. Li ‘s research interests are History of Sino-Foreign Cultural Exchanges, Comparative History of Cities, History of Cartography.

Lan Hua, Ph. D (Core Course, DISP)
Chinese Literature (Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Dr. Lan had been the director of the Chinese Language program at Amherst College for many years. Well versed in Chinese, English and Russian literatures, Dr. Lan's interest and writings in literary criticism cover a wide range of subjects and time periods from the 1920s all the way to the contemporary era.

Fan Shiming, Ph.D. (Core Course)
International relations(Associate Professor, Peking University)

Dr. Fan Shiming is a associate professor at American Studies Center of Peking University. He teaches Sino-American relations, Journalism and Communication, Media and International Relations and so on at School of International Studies Peking University. In 1998, he was the visiting scholar at Fairbank Center For East Asian Research Harvard University. In 2004 he was the guest professor at Nihon University.

Yuan Jian, Ph.D. (Core Course)
International relations (Vice director, China Institute of International Studies)

Dr. Yuan Jian is the vice director and a researcher at China Institute of International Studies. He graduated from Western Language Department of Peking University. And he
was awarded PhD in Political Economy from Yale University. From 1996, he works at China Institute of International Studies. And She has taught at Peking University and other institutions. Her major fields of research cover rural industrialization and the impact of open trade on developing economies.