A professor speaks to a group of students sitting in the film viewing room with black and white film on the screen over his shoulder.

Xiaofei (Sarah) Li, Ph.D.


  • B.A., Xi’an Foreign Languages University (1997)
  • B.S., Beijing University of Chemical Technology (2001)
  • M.A., The Catholic University of America (2004)
  • Ph.D., The Catholic University of America (2008)


  • Introduction to East Asia
  • Government and Politics of East Asia
  • American-East Asian Relations
  • American Foreign Policy
  • International Political Economy

Research Interests

  • International relation and political economy in East Asia
  • Comparative politics and world politics with a focus on Asia
  • Government and politics in China

Recent Publications

  • Li, Xiaofei, China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment: A Political Perspective, University Press of America, 2010.
  • Li, Xiaofei, “The Making of China's Energy Policy: Weak Institutions & Strong Firms,” Oil & Gas Journal, Feb. 7, 2011.
  • Li, Xiaofei, Changing Media, Changing China by Susan L. Shirk, [Review] in Choice, August 2011.
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