Dr Pan Wang
Senior Lecturer

Dr Pan Wang


Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education (KLA: Commerce/Business/Economics; English), Australia Catholic University. 


PhD International Studies, China Research Centre, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney.


MA International Journalism, Cardiff University, UK). Conferred: 16 January 2007.


BA Economic Journalism, Beijing Technology and Business University, China. Conferred: 1 July 2005.

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Humanities & Languages

Dr WANG Pan is Senior Lecturer in Chinese and Asian Studies, University of New South Wales. She is the author of Love and Marriage in Globalizing China (Abingdon: Routledge 2015). Recent publications include (2021) Going solo: An analysis of China’s ‘single economy’ through the date-renting industry, Asian Studies Review; (2021) ‘Chinese-International intimate relations: An Australian case study of migrant marriage and divorce’ (with Jeffreys E.), Journal of Sociology, 57 (4): 898–915; and (2020) International romance: changing discourses of Chinese-foreign intimacy in the decades of economic reforms, in Sun WN and Yang L (eds) Love Stories in China: The Politics of Intimacy in the Twenty-First Century, Routledge.

Pan's teaching and research areas include Chinese media, gender, marriage and family, and Chinese cultural studies.

246 Morven Brown

Peer-reviewing for the following journals and book publishers:

Consultation for students from the following academic institutions:

2021.11.26 Tsinghua University, China. Topic: China’s singles economy

2021.11.22 New York University, USA. Topic: China’s Civil Code and the Marriage Law

2021. 5.28 Sydney University, Australia, Project title: “Freedom of dress” in China

2018 Northlakes High School, Sydney, Australia. HSC project (Society and Culture).

2018 UNSW Research project on #Me Too campaign

2019 UNSW Research project on LGBTQI+ in China

2021 Willougby Girls High School, Sydney. HSC project (Society and Culture). Title: "Casual Asian Racism and how it is seen to be normalized"

Media engagement (54)


Wang P. 2021 Interview ‘Can’t touch this: Why we don’t hug our parents’, Podcast 26 July https://www.shoesoff.net/episodes/cant-touch-this

Wang P. 2021 Interview Labour of Loss: Episode 6: Traffickers next door. Podcast (project commissioned by Winrock International and USAID).16 July Labor of Loss podcast — Freedom Collaborative

Television and Youtube video:

Wang P. 2021 Interview ‘中国男女人口比例失衡 农村青年迎娶越南媳妇逐渐流行’ ABC news, 11 December, https://youtu.be/wyhhurrH3xg (youtube video)

Wang P. 2021 ‘From marriage markets to virtual AI boyfriends, love and romance are changing in China’   China Tonight 今晚中国秀and ABC iview, 11 October 2021, https://iview.abc.net.au/show/china-tonight

Wang P. 2021 Interview China faces Olympic spotlight ahead of hosting Winter Games, Al Jazeeza English, Television, 9 August. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-prdPQVh70

Wang P. 2021 Interview (in Chinese): ABC News, WeChat blocks LGBT account in China, 微信封禁LGBT 公众号 专家解读个中原委 9 July https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRG5svVNmrU (video)

Wang P. 2021 Interview: ABC China Tonight Chinese property market and “sham divorces”, 11 June. Program available on iview too: Tuesday 15/6/2021 : ABC iview

Wang P. 2021 Interview: ABC China’s Three-child policy, 特写:三胎生不起? 听听澳洲华人妈妈怎么说《直播澳洲》9 June  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIi5b5D5BoM

Wang P. 2020 Facebook live show (in Chinese): 华人跨文化婚姻的酸甜苦辣 [The ups and downs of Chinese-foreign marriages], ABC News, [Video], 4 November, https://www.facebook.com/abcchinese.au/videos/1021255298393430/

Wang P. 2020 Interview (broadcast): food security and meat consumption in China, Yahoo News Australia, 22 April https://au.news.yahoo.com/activist-group-says-going-vegan-051303455.html

Wang P. 2019 Interview: CGTN America, Global Business, on China’s single economy, 27 Feb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxssXn-RjsQ   

Wang P. 2018 Interview: ABC News, The World, 10: 35pm, 20 April. http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/the-world/2018-04-20/dating-in-china-is-a-family-affair/9682990 


Wang P. 2021 Interview ‘Steve Simon, the man who took on Beijing for Peng, Sydney Morning Herald, 3 December 2021. https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/steve-simon-the-man-who-took-on-beijing-20211130-p59dgi.html and ‘Fearless tennis chief courts Beijing’s ire’, Sydney Morning Herald (Saturday paper), 4-5 December 2021.

Wang P. 2021 Interview ‘From medal machines to humans’, Weekendavisen (www.weekendavisen.dk), Fra medaljemaskiner til mennesker | Weekendavisen, 5 August.

Wang P. 2019 Interview: Libération (French newspaper), on dating apps in China, 20 Feb


Wang P. 2021 Interview ‘#Me Too campaign and Peng shuai’, ABC’s evening current affairs radio program, 23 November 2021.https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/chinas-failure-to-address-sexual-assault/13644864 (interview) and  https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/pm/13634226 (whole program)

Wang P. 2016. Interview. 2Ser, Think: Digital Futures, a podcast Radio show on topics of love, marriage, courtship and dating show in China, 17 July https://soundcloud.com/thinkdigitalfutures/how-reality-dating-changed-love

Wang P. 2012. Interview. ABC Radio on Chinese-foreign marriage, 31 May.


Wang P. 2021 Interview ‘Peng Shuai and China’s #me too movement’, Time magazine, Hong Kong, 17 November. Hong Kong | Time

Wang P. 2021 Interview ‘China’s Singles Economy’, Marketing Horizon (Published by the Japan Marketing Association) https://www.jma2-jp.org/article/shop/magazine . 7 October 2021


Wang P. 2021 Interview ‘Fallen idol: why a US-born pop star’s divorce drama is the talk of China’, NBC News, 27 December. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/wang-leehom-divorce-china-celebrity-crackdown-women-rcna9762

Wang P. 2021 Interview ‘中国男女人口比例失衡 农村青年迎娶越南媳妇逐渐流行’ ABC news, 11 December, https://www.abc.net.au/chinese/2021-12-11/china-vietnam-cross-border-marriage-population-gender/100671656 (in Chinese)

Wang P. 2021 Interview ‘EDG China vs. South Korea’, ABC News 15 November ABC News, https://www.abc.net.au/chinese/2021-11-15/edg-league-of-legends-esport-gaming-world-china/100620558 EDG夺冠:中国电竞迷高调狂欢 引发争议和审查

Wang P. 2021 Interview ‘From marriage markets to virtual AI boyfriends, love and romance are changing in China’, ABC News 11 October 2021, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-11/china-ai-chatbot-dating-apps-love-romance-marriage-lgbt/100465608; https://www.abc.net.au/chinese/2021-10-11/china-ai-chatbot-dating-apps-love-romance-marriage-lgbt/100524618 (in Chinese)

 Wang P. 2021 Interview #Me Too and Feminist movement in China, SBS Mandarin, 12 August.

Wang P. 2021 Interview. ABC News. ‘China holds competition for public to come up with three-child policy slogans but many are unimpressed’. 13 August.

China holds competition for public to come up with three-child policy slogans but many are unimpressed - ABC News

Wang P. 2021 Interview 吴亦凡风波撼动中国饭圈文化 微博微信集中封号, ABC News (Chinese), 3 August. https://www.abc.net.au/chinese/2021-08-05/kris-wu-yifan-detained-in-beijing-weibo-accounts-suspended-china/100346608

Wang P. 2021 Interview Kodak, foreign journalists and even China's own athletes getting burnt as Chinese nationalism boils over’ , ABC News, 27 July Kodak, foreign journalists and even China's own athletes getting burnt as Chinese nationalism boils over - ABC News

"中国封杀高校LGB 微信号的背后:少数议题的集体困境" https://www.abc.net.au/chinese/2021-07-10/lgbtq-wechat-accounts-deleted/100280832

Wang P. 2021 Interview: Gender selection in China, SBS Chinese, 1 July

https://www.sbs.com.au/chinese/english/gender-selection-more-boys-born-in-australia-s-chinese-community-data-reveals (in English) and https://www.sbs.com.au/chinese/mandarin/zh-hans/gender-selection-more-boys-born-in-australia-s-chinese-community-data-reveals (in Chinese)  

Wang P. 2021 Interview: feminism in China, ABC news, 11 March (no link available)

Wang P. 2021 Interview: China’s Online skinny fad, ABC news, 19 March, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-19/why-are-women-in-china-trying-on-children-clothes-for-selfies/100016638  

Wang P. 2021 Interview: The Year of the Ox, Sydney Morning Herald, 11Feburary, https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/what-to-do-and-what-not-to-do-in-the-year-of-the-ox-20210205-p56zyy.html#:~:text=This%20year%20the%20date%20falls,%2C%20power%2C%20stubbornness%20and%20excellence

Wang P. 2021 Interview: CNN International, 30 January, ‘Chinese millennials aren’t getting married, and the government is worried’, https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/29/china/china-millennials-marriage-intl-hnk/index.html

Wang P. 2020 Interview (in Chinese): 特写:澳洲华人的跨文化跨族裔婚姻 [Feature: Chinese-foreign marriages in Australia], ABC News, 6 November,


Wang P. 2020 Interview (in Chinese): ‘我会首先考虑到我的需求:华裔性小众谈出柜决定’[I will prioritize my own desire: LGBT communities [in China and Australia] share their experiences of ‘coming out’, ABC News, 1 October, https://www.abc.net.au/chinese/2020-09-30/coming-out-is-hard-for-young-chinese-australians/12717660 and ‘专家谈形婚、同妻等在中国带来的社会问题’[Expert talks about social problems brought about by “cooperative marriage” and “homowives” in China]https://www.abc.net.au/chinese/2020-09-30/%E7%8E%8B%E7%9B%BC/12718060

Wang P. 2020 Interview: animal welfare and prevention of future pandemic, Yahoo News Australia, 15 April https://au.news.yahoo.com/coronavirus-how-chinese-farmers-could-prevent-the-next-pandemic-experts-say-230348573.html 

Wang P. 2020 Interview: Unsung heroes: 5 Asian women transcending gender roles, South China Morning Post, 3 March


Wang P. 2020 Interview: The Year of the Rat, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia 22 Jan https://www.smh.com.au/national/what-you-must-do-before-lunar-new-year-if-you-want-good-fortune-20200115-p53rmn.html

Wang P. 2019 Interview: SBS Mandarin. Yang Hengjun case, 28 August 28, 2019 (media request via UNSW Media)

Wang P. 2019 Interview: Business of Fashion, on romance & culture of expensive gift-giving, 28 July, file:///G:/Professional%20Services/interviews/Can%20Money%20Buy%20Love%20Some%20Brands%20Are%20Bet...%20BoF%20Professional,%20China%20Decoded%20%20BoF.pdf

Wang P. 2019 Interview: Ten Daily, on Chinese attitudes towards dog meat 23 June, https://10daily.com.au/news/world/a190618wcpex/terrified-dogs-rescued-ahead-of-annual-yulin-festival-20190622  

Wang P. 2019 Interview: Yahoo News Australia on Dog meat festival, 20 June https://au.news.yahoo.com/we-are-taking-away-peoples-livelihoods-inside-the-controversial-yulin-dog-festival-091909041.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAD0NCT20GmIQlDuifXCLVy7JrPthDusexjNeMRx0bEYlHa0_6KOlZLowrJXtwNyVGdb8wWVtEF784zM2ql7oqPI7m26-Y-DT9XRR4wfbU0lm1-ScvR_9qfCFm8lOV5Ksqm8Op8pGy6C7NuS90KXuUr0pwmeSwILnCsAGyNdMWZmO

Wang P. 2019 Interview: ABC News, on China’s One Child Policy and bride trafficking, 20 March https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-21/myanmar-girls-as-young-as-14-trafficked-as-brides-to-china/10920594

Wang P. 2019 Interview: ABC news Chinese, Australia on internet censorship in China, 1 Feb.

Wang P. 2018 Interview: Sydney Morning Herald, on the Year of the Pig, 21 December, https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/what-to-do-and-what-not-to-do-in-the-year-of-the-pig-20190108-p50q5p.html

Wang P. 2018 Interview: ABC Online, Australia, on expensive marriage and marriage practice in China, 5 December, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-08/chinese-flaunt-their-wealth-through-weddings/10588382   

Wang P. 2018 Interview: Vice News Tonight & HBO (New York), on Fan bingbing case and celebrity in China, 21 September  

Wang P. 2018 Interview: Ten Daily, on ‘Yulin’ (dog-eating) festival in China, 15 June, https://tendaily.com.au/news/world/a180619pgl/what-is-the-yulin-dog-meat-festival-20180622

Wang P. 2018 Interview: ABC News Chinese service, on Yue Xin’s activity and Me too campaign, 27 April. http://www.abc.net.au/chinese/2018-04-27/yuexin-event-and-metoo-movement-in-china/9705264

Wang P. 2018 Interview. Technode, China, 30 March. https://technode.com/2018/04/11/online-dating-china/

Wang P. 2018 Interview. ABC Online, Australia, 3 April. Available at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-22/marry-first-then-fall-in-love-how-marriage-evolved-in-china/9641958  ;  http://www.abc.net.au/chinese/2018-04-23/evolution-of-love-and-marriage/9688168 [Chinese]

Wang P. 2018 Interview. The Atlantic, USA, 20 March.

Wang P. 2018. Interview. South China Morning Post on digital dating, 11 January. Available at: https://www.inkstonenews.com/online-boyfriend/article/2127991 


Wang P. 2014. Chinese-foreign Marriages in Mainland China, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese-foreign_marriages_in_mainland_China


I'm currently convening and lecturing in the below courses (2018- now) 

Term 1:

ARTS 1452 Introductory Chinese for Background Speakers A 

ARTS  3216 Gender in China 

Term 3:

ARTS 1453 Introductory Chinese for Background Speakers B

ARTS 2455 Chinese media and Communication