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)
  • 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 Fall of China's Energy Tsar," Natural Gas Daily, Vol. 3, Issue 111, June 11, 2013.
  • Li, Xiaofei, Gobal Justice in East Asia, ed. by Hugo El Kholi and Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Routledge, 2020, [Review] in Choice, June 2021, Vol. 58, No. 10