ProfileProfessor BO Zhiyue, nominator of the Tang Prize in Sinology (equivalent to the Nobel Prize in China Studies) and a leading authority on Chinese elite politics in the world, is Executive Deputy Dean of XIPU New Era Development Research Institute and Founding Director and Professor of the XIPU Institution at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou, People's Republic of China.
He has published more than 240 book chapters and articles and 16 books and monographs, including a tetralogy on China's elite politics: Chinese Provincial Leaders: Economic Performance and Political Mobility since 1949 (2002), China's Elite Politics: Political Transition and Power Balancing (2007), China's Elite Politics: Governance and Democratization (2010), and China's Political Dynamics under Xi Jinping (2017). One of his most recent books is China-US Relations in Global Perspective (2016) (edited).
Professor BO has delivered more than 270 public lectures at many universities and research institutions around the world, including Oxford University, Harvard University, Columbia University, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Sydney, Australian National University, Aerhus University, Free University of Berlin, Charles University in Prague, University of Rome "La Sapienza," Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Leuven, Sciences Po, Copenhagen Business School, Lund University, the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm, University of Turku, the University of Hamburg, Academia Sinica, National Chengchi University, National Taiwan University, Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Baptist University, University of Macau, the National University of Singapore, and the National Press Club of the United States, as well as many universities in China and New Zealand.
He is also a renowned consultant for government agencies and business organizations. He has briefed government leaders and senior diplomats in Singapore, Thailand, Russia, the Netherlands, France, South Korea, Taiwan, China, the European Commission, and New Zealand as well as business leaders in the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Europe.
Professor BO has been frequently interviewed by international media such as BBC, ABC, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters, the Guardian, the Times, and Bloomberg. He is the winner of the "most quoted by Western media prize" on China's leadership transition.