Yushan Wu is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and a Research Associate at the Africa-China Reporting Project at Wits University in Johannesburg, and a Research Associate at The South African Institute of International Affairs. She is South African and has a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand. She also has a background in Media Studies and has assisted at the South African Broadcasting Corporation and contributed to a project on Chinese presence in South Africa for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Wu is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in International Relations, at the University of Pretoria.

Wu’s areas of research are emerging countries and public diplomacy (through media and soft power) and China-Africa Relations (specifically South Africa, social consequences, and the media relationship).

Last Updated: August 27, 2018

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