12 June 2015: 多元現代性： 民國時期的宣傳概念與不同的政治想像 [Multiple Modernities: The Concept of Xuanchuan (Propaganda) Between Different Political Imaginaires in Republican China], paper presented at the conference 傳媒與臺灣現代性 [The Media and Taiwanese Modernity] at the Cheng Shewo Institute for Chinese Journalism, Taipei, Taiwan.
26 July 2014: “Coordinating the Domestic and the International”: The Dilemmas of Chinese Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century,” paper presented at the XX Biennal Conference of the European Association of Chinese Studies, Braga and Coimbra, Portugal, July 23-26, 2014.
31 March 2011: “The Bureaucratic Basis of Overcoming a Soft Power Asymmetry: Chinese External Propaganda Institutions,” paper presented at the AAS-ICAS annual conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 31 – April 3, 2011.
7 October 2010: “The Impact of Le Bon and Lippmann on the Perception of Mass-Elite Relations in 21st Century China,” paper presented at the annual conference of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows,” Heidelberg, October 6-8, 2010.
28 November 2009: “Creating a Favorable World Opinion: Changes in Chinese Propaganda Targeted at Foreigners, 1989 to 2009,” paper presented at the conference “The Global Politics of China,” organized by the British Inter-University China Center, London and Manchester, November 27-28, 2009.
12 November 2015: “The Media in China: Between Politics and Business,” guest lecture given at the University of Göttingen, Germany.
28 November 2014: 中台宣传战？中国与台湾历来如何通过媒体试图争取世界舆论 [Propaganda War? How China and Taiwan Have Used the Media to Try to Win over World Public Opinion], talk given at the Cheng Shewo Institute for Chinese Journalism, Shih Hsin University, Taipei.
16 February 2014: “‘External Propaganda’ or ‘Public Diplomacy’? The Global Expansion of China’s Official Media,” talk given at the Harvard Conference of the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations, February 14-17, 2014, Cambridge, MA. (Summary of the talk by one of the attendees in Chinese)
26 September 2013: “External Propaganda as a Global Concept with Chinese Characteristics,” talk given at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University.
3 May 2011: “Establishing a Favorable National Image: Shifting Rationales for China’s External Propaganda (Duiwai Xuanchuan) in the Post-Mao Period,” talk given at the Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong.
1 March 2011: 《〈群众心理〉在中国：1900-2010年》[“‘Crowd Psychology’ in China: 1900-2010”], talk given at the Institute of Modern History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing.