Social cohesion has been identified as a key element of Australia's national interest, underpinning Australia's prosperity and security. The media play an important role in building social cohesion. This presentation discusses how exposure to media content about the PRC and Chinese-Australian communities impact on Australia’s social cohesion objectives. The discussion draws on data from recent focus group meetings, a large quantitative survey, and in-depth interviews with twenty individuals.
The ANU China Seminar Series is supported by the Australian Centre on China in the World at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.
Wanning Sun is Deputy Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute and a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Technology Sydney. Wanning is known for her ethnography of rural-to-urban migration in China and global diasporic Chinese-language media.