Wen-Ti Sung

College of Asia & the Pacific

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Wen-ti Sung


Wen-Ti Sung is a sessional lecturer in the ANU Taiwan Studies Program. His research interest lies in the US-China-Taiwan trilateral relations, with particular foci on Chinese elite politics, Taiwanese elections, and U.S. thinktanks. He is primarily interested in how bottom-up and inside-out political and discursive forces shape foreign policy formation.

His dissertation is “Influencing American foreign policy towards Greater China: the role of epistemic community and foreign policy thinktanks". It uses mainly elite interviews and content analysis to illustrate how media engagement, the revolving door, and track II (semi-official) interactions help facilitate the formation of US policy towards Greater China during successive post-Cold War American administrations.

Wen-Ti has held prestigious fellowships and grants from East-West Center, Australian Parliament, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the CIW, and others.

Applying his research to public engagement, Wen-Ti has appeared on TV, radio, and print media outlets such as CNN, TIME magazine, ABC, BBC, CBC, DW, AFP, NPR, and Bloomberg, as well as Asian regional outlets such as Al Jazeera, Kyodo News, SCMP, Arirang TV, Taiwan Plus, and others.

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