Schroeder Fellows Student

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Shuyuan Shen

Schroeder Fellows Student

Shuyuan Shen’s Cline Center research is in the context of the rise of China as an economic power and the accompanied suspicion and criticism from the West about its authoritarian rule and human rights violations. In response to the regime’s call to tell China’s story well on the global stage, Chinese state and private businesses actively engage in mergers and acquisitions of foreign media and cultural enterprises. Despite the widespread concern raised by such acquisitions, the impact of China’s acquisitions of foreign media has not been systematically examined. This project intends to fill in this blank by examining the impact of China’s acquisitions of foreign media on their coverage related to China. The study contributes both to the literature on China’s soft power and global influence and to the public debate about the political implications of China’s acquisitions of foreign media. You can learn more about Shen's research at https://shuyuanshen.github.io