Rui Zhang

Position : Lecturer

E-mail: reneezhang6@gmail.com


  • MA in Global Media and Cultural Industries, Loughborough University, United Kingdom;
  • MA in Communication, Renmin University of China


  • The Evolution and Future of Journalism
  • Constructive Journalism; Immersive Journalism
  • Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony in International News Reporting
  • International Media Coverage of Asian Affairs
  • Media and Culture Analysis
  • Cross-Cultural Communication

Teaching Courses:

  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Basic News Reporting
  • Feature Writing
  • Investigative Journalism

List of Research Paper: 

  • How media politicize COVID-19 lockdowns: a case study comparing frame use in the coverage of Wuhan and Italy lockdowns by The New York Times, Media Asia (2021), 48:2, 89-107, DOI: 10.1080/01296612.2021.1884518
  • How ASEAN and Western media covers China’s Belt and Road Initiative: a case study of representation of the Laos-China railway under international news flows framework, Media Asia (2023), DOI: 10.1080/01296612.2023.2290785
  • Exploring the International Students’ Language Proficiency and Acculturation Orientations in Thailand When English is the Medium of Instruction—A Case Study of an International Program at a Thai Public University, Presented at Cross-Cultural Communication Conference (2019), Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Heritage Drama and the Representation of Englishness: A Revisit to Downton Abbey. Presented at the 14th Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film (2023), Kyoto, Japan.