Culture

Understanding TikTok and WeChat beyond the fearful headlines

December

By Wanning Sun

Note: This article appeared in Crikey on June 7 2024.

Media treatment of Chinese Australians a useful study in ‘social cohesion’ debate

December

By Wanning Sun

Note: This article appeared in Crikey on May 8 2024.

As the situation in Gaza continues to polarise the Australian public, ‘social cohesion’ has become a key phrase in political debates about how the government should respond to the ongoing crisis.

Chinese Australians are happy ScoMo’s leaving politics. Is this an opportunity for the Liberals?

December

By Wanning Sun

Note: This article appeared in Crikey on February 9 2024.

Chinese Australians’ reaction to Gaza crisis framed by cultural, community concerns

December

By Wanning Sun

Note: This article appeared in Crikey on January 22 2024.

Chinese-language media in Australia: clickbait or security threat

December

By Wanning Sun and Haiqing Yu

Note: This article appeared in the East Asia Forum on November 25 2023.

The one word that captures the pulse of urban China

December

By Wanning Sun

Note: This article appeared in Crikey on October 18 2023.

Is Chinese-language media truly a security threat?

December

By Wanning Sun and Haiqing Yu

Note: This article appeared in the East Asia Forum Quarterly, vol.15, no.3, July - September 2023.

First-generation PRC migrants and social cohesion: Views on news about the PRC and Chinese-Australians

December

Executive Summary

This report investigates responses and reactions by first-generation Mandarin-speaking migrants in Australia from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to news stories about the PRC and about Chinese-Australian communities in English-language Australian digital, print, television and other media.

Drawing on three focus groups, a quantitative survey of 689 respondents and 20 in-depth interviews, this report seeks to understand the implications of these first-generation migrants’ views on news reporting for social cohesion in Australia.

More work to do: how Chinese-Australians perceive coverage of themselves and China in Australian media

December

By Wanning Sun

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation on August 30 2023.

What does well-being actually look like in multicultural Australia?

December

By Wanning Sun

Note: This article appeared in Crikey on August 16 2023.

A treasurer’s main job is to manage the economy and worry about inflation rates, minimum wages, tax cuts, the cost of living and similar metrics — presumably because they will negatively affect the well-being of Australians if managed badly.