Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, University of Technology Sydney

Wanning Sun FAHA is best known for her research in a number of areas, including Chinese media and cultural studies; rural to urban migration and social change in contemporary China; soft power, public diplomacy and diasporic Chinese media. Wanning is the author of three single-authored monographs Leaving China: Media, Migration, and Transnational Imagination (2002), Maid in China: Media, Morality and the Cultural Politics of Boundaries (2009), and Subaltern China: Rural Migrants, Media, and Cultural Practices (2014). She is also the author of a major report Chinese-Language Media in Australia: Developments, Challenges and Opportunities (2016). Wanning is the editor of a few research volumes and anthologies, including Media and the Chinese Diaspora (2006) and Media and Communication in the Chinese Diaspora ( 2016).


  • 2009–present
    Chair professor, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2000–2008
    Associate professor, Curtin University
  • 2005–2006
    Visiting Professor at Asian and Asian American Studies Program, State University of New York