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Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media

Edited by: Gary D. Rawnsley , Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  April  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415520775
eBook ISBN: 9781315758350
Adobe ISBN: 9781317635925

10.4324/9781315758350
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Book description

The study of Chinese media is a field that is growing and evolving at an exponential rate. Not only are the Chinese media a fascinating subject for analysis in their own right, but they also offer scholars and students a window to observe multi-directional flows of information, culture and communications within the contexts of globalization and regionalization. Moreover, the study of Chinese media provides an invaluable opportunity to test and refine the variety of communications theories that researchers have used to describe, analyse, compare and contrast systems of communications.

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media is a prestigious reference work providing an overview of the study of Chinese media. Gary and Ming-Yeh Rawnsley bring together an interdisciplinary perspective with contributions by an international team of renowned scholars on subjects such as television, journalism and the internet and social media. Locating Chinese media within a regional setting by focusing on ‘Greater China’, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and overseas Chinese communities; the chapters highlight the convergence of media and platforms in the region; and emphasise the multi-directional and trans-national character of media/information flows in East Asia.

Contributing to the growing de-westernization of media and communications studies; this handbook is an essential and comprehensive reference work for students of all levels and scholars in the fields of Chinese Studies and Media Studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  (Re)-Focusing on the target Download PDF
Chapter  3:  China, soft power and imperialism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Evaluating Chinese media policy Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Western missionaries and origins of the modern Chinese press Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Setting the press boundaries Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Chinese investigative journalism in the twenty-first century Download PDF
Chapter  8:  From control to competition Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Press freedom in Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Media and social mobilisation in Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Citizen journalists as an empowering community for change Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Politics and social media in China Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Online Chinese nationalism and its nationalist discourses Download PDF
Chapter  14:  A cyberconflict analysis of Chinese dissidents focusing on civil society, mass incidents and labour resistance Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Workers and peasants as historical subjects Download PDF
Chapter  16:  An emerging middle-class public sphere in China? Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Expressing myself, connecting with you Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Against the grain Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Public service television in China Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The changing role of copyright in China’s emergent media economy Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Gamers, state and online games  Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The geographical clustering of Chinese media production Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The politics and poetics of television documentary in China Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Contemporary Chinese historical television drama as a cultural genre Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Live television production of media events in China Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Negotiated discursive struggles in hyper-marketised and oligopolistic media system Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Internationalisation of China’s television Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Decoding the Chinese media in flux Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Chinese international broadcasting, public diplomacy and soft power Download PDF
Appendix Download PDF
Chinese_glossary_Selected_Chinese_names Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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