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Ms Cao Yuan Yuan

PhD Student (Doctor of Philosophy)

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information
Nanyang Technological University
31 Nanyang Link
Singapore 637718

Phone: (65) 67906565
Office: 05-15, WKWSCI

Research, Teaching & Professional Experience

Cao Yuanyuan is a PhD candidate at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She has a law degree and a Juris Master specialized in administrative law from the law school of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. Her research interest is in the area of media policy and law. Her current research is focused on comparative media policy in small emerging democracies of Bhutan, Timor-Leste and the former Yugoslav republics of Slovenia and Macedonia.


Book Chapters

Chen, V.H.H. & Cao, Y. Y. (2014) Research trend in intercultural communications in the Singapore Context. China International/Intercultural Communication Annual 2013.


  • Cao, Y. Y. & Ang, P. H. (2015, Jun.) Digital media in small Asian emerging democracies: the status quo and its optimal developmental track. Paper will be presented at the 24th AMIC Annual Conference “Communicating in An E-Asia: Values, Technologies, and Challenges”, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Cao, Y. Y. (2014, Nov.) Towards a new frontier in media law research: from the perspective of comparative study on the media law research in China and in Singapore. Paper presented at the 5th Honors Symposium for Asian Ph.D. Students in Communication Research, Singapore.
  • Ang, P. H. & Cao, Y. Y. (2013, Jun.) Media regulation for small countries: a case study of Bhutan. Paper presented at the International Communication Association 2013 conference “Challenging Communication Research”, London, UK.
  • Cao, Y. Y. (2012, Oct.) A study on media law and policy in Bhutan - a Gross National Happiness (GNH) society. Paper presented at the 3rd Honors Symposium for Asian Ph.D. Students in Communication Research, Seoul, Korea.