Zhan Zhang is a postdoc researcher at Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism of University of South California (USC) and China Media Observatory at Università Svizzera Italiana (USI). Her postdoc project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Zhan had her education background in China, Denmark, Italy and Switzerland, she also worked for both Chinese and Western media before her academic career. She finished her PhD in Communication Sciences at USI in April 2015, and she publishes in the field of media narrative analysis, media diplomacy, foreign media's news practice in China as well as China's public diplomacy. She is the co-editor for the inaugural issue of the journal Global Media and China (2016) and a special issue on the Journal Studies of Communication Science(2014). She is the founder and project manager (in Europe and America) for the Europe-CHINA Dialogue in Media and Communication Studies Summer School.