Professor Lu "teaches courses on Chinese politics, East Asian political economy, and comparative politics" at the East Asian Institute.
"His research interests include post-socialist political economies, political corruption and good governance, politics of regulation, and government-business relations. He has published widely on these subjects and consults for business firms, civic groups, and government agencies. He is the author of the book Cadres and Corruption (Stanford University Press, 2000). His recent book (with Thomas Bernstein) is on the political and economic changes in the Chinese countryside, Taxation without Representation in Contemporary Rural China (Cambridge University Press, 2003). He was Senior Visiting Fellow at Research Institute of Trade and Economy, Japan in 2001 and 2002. In 2003-04, he was a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Jiaotong University in Shanghai, and Senior Research Fellow at City University of Hong Kong. In 2004, he also lectured at Sciences-Po, Paris I-Sorbonne, and EHESS in Paris. Currently he holds adjunct professorship at several universities in China. He serves on the editorial boards of several international scholarly journals.
"Xiaobo Lü is a member of Council on Foreign Relations, Committee of 100, and the National Committee on US-China Relations. He is a regular commentator on China and US-China relations on PBS, CNN, BBC, and NPR and has delivered speeches and briefings to organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Asia Foundation, the Asia Society, World Affairs Council, National Committee on US-China Relations, American Center for International Leadership, Asia Society, the China Institute of America, and the Japan Society. He received his PhD degree in political science in 1994 from the University of California, Berkeley." 
"Lu has been a visiting assistant professor at the Graduate Program in Pacific Basin Studies at Dominican College (1993–94) and a national fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution (1998–99). He has also served as an international affairs fellow on the Council on Foreign Relations (2001–2002). He was an instructor at Foreign Affairs College in Beijing (1984–85)." 
Resources and articles
- Board of Advisors, Dream Corps, accessed October 3, 2007.
- "Biography", East Asian Institute, Accessed December 2006.