Dati personali: Zhan Zhang
Zhan Zhang joined the faculty of Communication Sciences Insititute of Media and Journalism of Lugano University in 2011 and worked for the Chinese Media Observatory as PhD student. Zhan finished her first master degree in TV Journalism in Communication University of China, and accomplished her second master degree in Aarhus University (Denmark) and University of Florence (Italy) with the rewarded Erasmus scholarship following the CoMundus Programme "Arts in Media, Communication and Culture Studies". She worked both for Chinese media (CCTV, KaiMing Publisher) and western media (The Independent) before along her study and research project. She had two books("The Legend of a Prince", "Mathematics Olympia Development in China") published in 2007 and 2008 based on long-term interview of two Chinese celebrities. She also contributed to the academic book "TV News-Synchronizes with Events " , "Exploration of TV news Discourse Analysis", and "Study of Modern TV Journalism". She did research about the Discourse Analysis of China´s TV Journalism and the Media Construction of China´s Image before, and now she is carrying out research about the media comparative analysis of how European media is shaping China and China´s soft power strategy study.