University of California, Riverside

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Wendy Weiqun Su

Wendy Weiqun Su

Assistant Professor

Media and Cultural Studies
3134 INTS
(951) 827-1014

Research Areas

  • Her research falls on the intersection of global communication, Chinese media studies, and cultural studies. Specifically, she is interested in China’s cultural policy study, cultural industries research, transnational film studies, audience research, and the impact of transnational capital and American culture on China’s media and cultural landscape.


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2009 (Mass Communication)


She is a recipient of UCR Regents’ Faculty Fellowship for the 2010-2011 academic year. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., she was a long time journalist in mainland China and Hong Kong, and edited a book and published numerous articles in news outlets both in and outside China.

Dr. Su teaches courses on Introduction to Media Studies, Global Communication, History of Media Theory, as well as Chinese Media and Society.


Her academic works can be found in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Global Media and Communication, Asian Journal of Communication, and the Journal of Peking University. She is currently working on a book manuscript that critically reviews China’s encounter with global Hollywood from 1994 to 2010, and analyzes the changing government policy, intellectual debates and resistance in China regarding Hollywood imports.


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Media & Cultural Studies
3149 INTS

Tel: (951) 827-3456
Fax: (951) 827-5664