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Professor Xu Wu Received CCK Foundation Junior Scholar Grant

August 18, 2007

Professor Xu Wu Received CCK Foundation Junior Scholar Grant


Dr. Xu Wu, assistant professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, received in July the prestigious “Junior Scholar Grant” from Chiang Ching-Kuo (CCK) Foundation, for a research project titled “Chinese Cyber Nationalism & Its Political Implications: Reflections from Activists, Scholars, and Policy Makers in China.”


The CCK Foundation will provide Dr. Wu a grant of $18,000 for his one-year project that entails in-depth interview, focus group studies, and survey to examine China’s emerging trend of online nationalistic activities. This project is a follow-up study of Wu’s dissertation “Chinese Cyber Nationalism,” which was published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group in April 2007, and had been ranked for three months as the top-3 hardcopy bestsellers by Barns & in the “Politics & Ideology” category (among over 3,000 titles). Xinhua Publishing House, one of China’s leading publishers, has also signed a contract with Dr. Wu for the Chinese translation of this book, to be released next year in Beijing. 


Dr. Xu Wu joined the Cronkite School in fall 2005, teaching “strategic media and public relations.” He received his doctoral degree from University of Florida, with specializations in political communication and international public relations. The CCK Foundation has been a renowned source of support for China-related studies. A total of nine scholars from North America area were awarded this honor this year.