Sunny Lie Profile

ProfilesSunny Lie (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst) is Assistant Professor of Communication at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Calpoly Pomona).

Sunny Lie

Her research interests include religious communication, Asian American and Chinese diaspora identity.

She received her B.A. (Communication and East Asian Languages and Cultures) from the University of Southern California. She received her M.A. (Global Communications) from the University of Southern California and the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Recent publications:

Lie, S., & Shrikant, N. (2019). Editors’ statement for special issue: Stretching the boundaries of international and intercultural communication studies. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 12(2), 105-110.

Lie, S.(2018).  How best to evangelize to nonbelievers: Cultural persuasion in American and Chinese Indonesian evangelical Christian discourse on relational evangelism. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 11(1), 42-57.

Lie, S., & Bailey, B. (2017). The power of names in a Chinese Indonesian family’s negotiations of politics, culture, and identities. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. DOI:

Lie, S. (2016). Effective evangelism: Discourse surrounding best evangelical practices in a Chinese Indonesian Reformed Evangelical (CIREC) community in Boston, MA. In D. Carbaugh (Ed.), Handbook of communication in cross-cultural perspective. New York: Taylor and Francis.

Lie, S. (2015). Messengers of the good news: Cultural discourse of Chinese Indonesian Evangelical Christian (CIEC) identity. China Media Research, 11(1), 87-98.

Bailey, B., & Lie, S. (2013). The politics of names among Chinese Indonesians in Java. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 23(1), 21-40.

Work for CID:

Sunny Lie wrote KC80: Cultural Discourse Analysis.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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