He is an International Council Member of the Asia Society (US), Senior Advisor of the China-Eurasia Forum (US), Advisory Board Member of the Asia Europe Journal in Singapore, and Senior Advisor on Anti-Terror Affairs to the Mayor of Shanghai. He received the 1993 James Friend Annual Memorial Award for Sino-Jewish Studies, a 1996 Special Award for Research on Canadian Jews from China, and President Putin presented him with the Sankt Peterburg-300 Medal for Contribution to China-Russia Relations in 2004. He has traveled and lectured widely in North America, East Asia, Russia, Central Asia, Europe, Middle East and Australia. He holds a number of prestigious posts in Chinese institutions on International Studies, Asian Studies, Middle East Studies, and Jewish Studies.
Prof. Guang has published books and articles on a variety of topics such as: the Jews in China; Open Door Policy in Asia, Africa and Latin America; Arab-African History; the 2003 U.S. war on Iraq; “From Silk Road to ASEM: 2000 years of Asia-Europe Relations;” relations between China, Central Asia, and Russia; SCO and China’s role in the war on terrorism; contemporary international crises; China’s Success in the Middle East; the anti-terrorism strategy and the role in the war on terror of China; Islam and Confucianism and the development of Islam in China; ethnic and religious conflicts in the Pacific Rim area; and China and post-Soviet Central Asia.