Mickey Mouse Monopoly:
Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power
Chyng Sun was born and raised in Taiwan, where she Chyng Sun was a journalist for a daily newspaper and received numerous national awards for her books for children. After coming to Boston in 1989, Sun continued to publishing write children’s books, and the titles including (all by Houghton Mifflin Co.): Square Beak, On a White Pebble Hill, Mama’s Bear, Cat and Cat-face, etc., all published by Houghton Mifflin. Sun received a master’s degrees in education ((Syracuse University)), and a maser’s degree in children’s literature (Simmons College, Boston), and a Ph.D. in communication (University of Massachusetts, in Amherst). She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Media Studies (School of Continuing and Professional Studies) at New York University. Her research, teaching, and writing are centered on media representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality, and their cultural and social impacts. Since 2004, Sun’s research has focused on the production, content, and effects of pornography. Currently, she is currently the designer and leader for a multinational research team of a global research project on studying pornography users.
Sun is also a documentary filmmaker who, in collaboration with Miguel Picker, has produced and written four documentary films (see Picker’s bio above).