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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. Author of a major report "Chinese-Language Media in Australia: Developments, Challenges and Opportunities" (2016), Wanning is currently leading an Australian Research Council Discovery Project “Chinese-Language Digital/Social Media in Australia: Rethinking Soft Power" (2018-2020). She is a member of the College of Experts, Australian Research Council (HCA 2020-2022). Wanning recently co-hosted (with Peter Fray) The Middle, a podcast on Australia-China relations (


  • 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