Zeng Fanxu is Associate Professor at the School of Journalism & Communication, Tsinghua University. Previously, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism, Sun Yat-Sen University (Zhongshan University). Prior to that, Dr. Zeng was a journalist for the South Newspaper Group in Guangzhou for several years. His research concentrates on media and grassroots politics in China, especially NGO media strategy and civil society development, media and popular contentions, as well as media and public policy change. While at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, he focused on a study about the relationship between the media and the rising urban contentions in China under the supervision of Professor Elizabeth J. Perry.