A History of Journalism and Communication in China

Author: Yunze Zhao,Ping Sun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317519310

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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From a modern perspective, journalism is highly relevant to modern society, along with the emergence of mass printing system and professionalisation. This book, however, expands the meaning of journalism and views it as a social process. It will not only explore the roots and development of Chinese journalism and communication, but also demonstrate how Chinese journalism and communication interact and struggle with social culture and politics. Arranged in chronological order mainly, this book examines the initial development of Chinese journalism in ancient times in chapter 1, which from then manifested strong political attributes. After the Opium War in 1840, missionaries and businessmen from the West started to set up newspapers and periodicals in China, which brought about the birth of China’s modern journalism industry. Then China’s private newspapers and political party’s press are studied, which are closely linked with political revolutions and have a far-reaching impact on modern Chinese society. What happened to Chinese journalism and communication after the founding of People’s Republic of China in 1949? This book reviews the newspaper reforms, and studies the great negative impacts brought by "Cultural Revolution". Noteworthy news phenomena after the reform and opening-up are also covered. This book will appeal to scholars and students in journalism, communication and Chinese studies. Readers interested in Chinese society and modern Chinese history will also be attracted by it.
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A History of Journalism in China

Author: Fang Hanqi

Publisher: Silkroad Press

ISBN: 9789814332279

Category: History

Page: 232

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This series provides a comprehensive history of journalism in China. It chronicles two millennia of journalistic history from the 2nd century BC to the 1990s, and includes coverage of newspapers, periodicals, news agencies, broadcast television, photography, documentary film, journal cartoons, journal education, as well as information about reporters, journalists, and other aspects of journalism. Volume 1 tracks the development of journalism in ancient China, from the Pre-Qin period to the late Qing Dynasty. It also draws a full picture of the early publishing activities of both foreigners and the Chinese in nineteenth century China.
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China's Media, Media's China

Author: Jinquan Li

Publisher: Westview Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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In this richly textured volume, leading scholars and journalists engage in a unique dialogue in their exploration of the rapidly evolving conditions of political communication in China. The contributors begin by considering the bureaucratization of media control within the context of economic reform, addressing such questions as: How were the media used and abused to uphold, undermine, and save the regime's legitimacy? How were they decoded in popular resistance, especially in the age of new technology? How does Communist control compare to Nationalist control - both on the mainland prior to 1949 and on Taiwan afterward? What is the relevance of the Taiwan experience to understanding changes in China's media? The contributors go on to examine how ideology, the available body of knowledge, and professional roles affect both scholarly and journalistic understanding of China. They strive to answer a second set of questions: How has the cold war shaped the picture Westerners have constructed of China? What impact do the U.S. media have on Chinese politics, and what sort of new challenges does the U.S. journalist face in China? In light of the checkered history of "objective" reporting in China, how do Hong Kong journalists attempt to protect press freedom during the political transition? Bringing together a wide-ranging group of experts, including media scholars, historians, political scientists, journalists, and policymakers, this book is both pathbreaking and thought-provoking. Offering fresh insights into Chinese journalism and Sino-American relations, this volume will be important reading for students, scholars, and the general reader.
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How the Market is Changing China's News

The Case of Xinhua News Agency

Author: Xin Xin

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739150952

Category: History

Page: 161

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This book provides a micro-analysis of the impact of marketisation and globalization on China's media system over the last three decades with a focus on Xinhua News Agency – one of the most influential propaganda apparatuses of the Chinese Communist Party. It investigates not only Xinhua itself, but also its evolving relations with news sources, media clients and other social institutions.
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Media, Market, and Democracy in China

Between the Party Line and the Bottom Line

Author: Yuezhi Zhao

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252066788

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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An astonishingly close look at the intertwining nature of the Communist Party and the news media in China, how they affect each other, and what the future might hold for each. Zhao interviewed a wide range of scholars, media administrators, and media professionals.
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A History of the Chinese World, 1891-1961

A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Communication and Journalism and the Committee on the Graduate Division of Stanford University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts

Author: Ronald Leslie Soble

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chinese World

Page: 238

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Picturing China in the American Press

The Visual Portrayal of Sino-American Relations in Time Magazine, 1949-1973

Author: David D. Perlmutter

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739118207

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

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Picturing China is the first post-Cold War intensive study comparing and contrasting press coverage of an important period in East-West relations to the "what we know now" of archival history. The book reveals the many instances when the American public and journalists, as well as our government, floundered in their attempt to understand China and so serves as a cautionary tale for all those who wish to comprehend the complexities of other nations and other peoples via journalism's "first draft of history."
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The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism

Author: Carolyn M. Byerly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137273240

Category: Social Science

Page: 477

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Now in paperback for the first time, the Handbook is an academic adaptation of information contained in the Global Report on the Status of Women in News Media, a study commissioned by the International Women's Media Foundation. The book's editor was the principal investigator of the original study. This text draws together the most robust data from that original study, presenting it in 29 chapters on individual nations and three additional theoretical chapters. The book is the most expansive effort to date to consider women's standing in the journalism profession across the world. Contents organize nations in relation to their progress within newsrooms, with those most advanced in gender equality representing diversity in terms of region and national development. Contributing authors are, in most cases, the original researchers for their respective nations in the Global Report study.
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The History and Cultural Heritage of Chinese Calligraphy, Printing and Library Work

Author: Susan M. Allen,Lin Zuzao,Cheng Xiaolan,Jan Bos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3598441797

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 251

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In China the tradition of a book society is longer than anywhere else in the world. Chinese paper making, calligraphy and woodblock printing date from very early ages, but have for a very long time remained almost unknown to the Western world. At the IFLA satellite meeting “Chinese Written and Printed Cultural Heritage and Library Work” in Hangzhou in 2006 the richness of present day book historical research and library activities in China has been presented by more than sixty papers. This fine selection reflects the width and depth of this extremely important and immense Chinese heritage.
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Art, Politics, and Commerce in Chinese Cinema

Author: Ying Zhu,Stanley Rosen

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622091768

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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"Ying Zhu and Stanley Rosen have brought together some of the leading scholars and critics of Chinese cinema to rethink the political mutations, market manifestations, and artistic innovations that have punctuated a century of Chinese screen memories. From animation to documentary, history of the industry to cinematic attempts to recreate history, propaganda to piracy, the influx of Hollywood imports to Chinese-style blockbusters, Art, Politics, and Commerce in Chinese Cinema presents a fresh set of critical approaches to the field that should be required reading for scholars, students, and anyone interested in the past, present, and future of one of the most vibrant and dynamic film industries in the world."-Michael Berry, author, Jia Zhangke's "Hometown Trilogy" and A History of Pain "An excellent collection of articles that together offer a superb introduction to contemporary Chinese film studies."-Richard Pena, Program Director, Film Society of Lincoln Center "This is one of the most important, comprehensive, and profoundly important books about Chinese cinema. As correctly pointed out by the editors of the volume, understanding of the emerging film industry in China requires a systematic examination of arts, politics, and commerce of Chinese cinema. By organizing the inquiry of the Chinese film industry around its local and global market, politics, and film art, the authors place the current transformation of Chinese cinema within a large framework. The book has set a new standard for research on Chinese cinema. It is a must-read for students of arts, culture, and politics in China."-Tianjian Shi, Duke University Art politics, and commerce are intertwined everywhere, but in China the interplay is explicit, intimate, and elemental, and nowhere more so than in the film industry. Understanding this interplay in the era of market reform and globalization is essential to understanding mainland Chinese cinema. This interdisciplinary book provides a comprehensive reappraisal of Chinese cinema, surveying the evolution of film production and consumption in mainland China as a product of shifting relations between art, politics, and commerce. Within these arenas, each of the twelve chapters treats a particular history, development, genre, filmmaker or generation of filmmakers, adding up to a distinctively comprehensive rendering of Chinese cinema. The book illuminates China's changing stat-society relations, the trajectory of marketization and globalization, the effects of China's start historical shifts, Hollywood's role, the role of nationalism, and related themes of interest to scholars of Asian studies, cinema and media studies, political science, sociology comparative literature and Chinese language. Ying Zhu is professor of cinema studies in the Department of Media Culture and co-coordinator of the Modern China Studies Program at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island. Stanley Rosen is director of the East Asian Studies Center and a professor of political science at the University of Southern California.
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Communication and Popularization of Science and Technology in China

Author: Fujun Ren,Jiequan Zhai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642395619

Category: Social Science

Page: 361

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This book aims to be a reference for researchers studying the promotion of scientific literacy in China, as well as a guide for those interested in promoting scientific awareness. It covers advances in science and technology, communication and popularization practice, and research (STCP) both in China and abroad. Theoretical issues are discussed, and important problems in promoting scientific and technological awareness are identified (e.g.: basic principles, structures, channels of communication and current needs) This bookprovides a summary of the advances in STCP in China in recent years (especially after the issuing of the “National Scientific Literacy Outline”) including STCP resource and capacity building, science popularization policies, practitioner development, infrastructure construction, and the development of the science popularization industry as a whole. At the same time, this book also reviews thedesign, organization, monitoring and evaluation of science and technology communication and popularization programs. It also highlights current STCP trends and developments in China and calls for a greater emphasis to be placed on research into promoting scientific literacy. It is hoped that this book will be useful to readers both in China and abroad by familiarizing them with the history and theory of STCP as well as its development over time. The 1st chapter briefly reviews the history of STCP. The 2nd through 5th chapters discuss the conceptual framework, basic structure, methods of communication, and current STCP needs. The 6th chapter introduces the principle content of programs aimed at improving Chinese citizens’ scientific literacy, while the 7th and 8th chapters analyze the resources, capacities and conditions that have been developed for STCP in China. The 9th chapter investigates the organization, monitoring and evaluation of science popularization practices, and the final chapter summarizes important STCP topics and trends in contemporary China.
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Newspapers and the Journalistic Public in Republican China

1917 as a Significant Year of Journalism

Author: Qiliang He

Publisher: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

ISBN: 9781138344693

Category: Journalism

Page: 360

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Offering an entirely new approach to understanding China's journalism history, this book covers the Chinese periodical press in the first half of the twentieth century. By focusing on five cases, either occurring in or in relation to the year 1917, this book emphasises the protean nature of the newspaper and seeks to challenge a press historiography which suggests modern Chinese newspapers were produced and consumed with clear agendas of popularizing enlightenment, modernist, and revolutionary concepts. Instead, this book contends that such a historiography, which is premised on the classification of newspapers along the lines of their functions, overlooks the opaqueness of the Chinese press in the early twentieth century. Analysing modern Chinese history through the lens of the newspaper, this book presents an interdisciplinary and international approach to studying mass communications. As such, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Chinese history, journalism, and Asian Studies more generally.
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Chinese Investigative Journalists' Dreams

Autonomy, Agency, and Voice

Author: Marina Svensson,Elin Sæther,Zhi’an Zhang

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739189883

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This edited volume provides comprehensive and in-depth case studies of Chinese investigative journalists’ dreams, work practices, and strategies. It is the first book that systematically addresses the roles, values, and methods of Chinese investigative journalists in different types of media and geographical locations. It provides insights into the possibilities for critical journalism within China at a time where the media appears crucial in realizing the country’s ambitions for greater global soft power.
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Media Independence

Working with Freedom or Working for Free?

Author: James Bennett,Niki Strange

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317690346

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Media independence is central to the organization, make-up, working practices and output of media systems across the globe. Often stemming from western notions of individual and political freedoms, independence has informed the development of media across a range of platforms: from the freedom of the press as the "fourth estate" and the rise of Hollywood’s Independent studios and Independent television in Britain, through to the importance of "Indy" labels in music and gaming and the increasing importance of independence of voice in citizen journalism. Media independence for many, therefore, has come to mean working with freedom: from state control or interference, from monopoly, from market forces, as well as freedom to report, comment, create and document without fear of persecution. However, far from a stable concept that informs all media systems, the notion of media independence has long been contested, forming a crucial tension point in the regulation, shape, size and role of the media around the globe. Contributors including David Hesmondhalgh, Gholam Khiabany, José van Dijck, Hector Postigo, Anthony Fung, Stuart Allan and Geoff King demonstrate how the notion of independence has remained paramount, but contested, in ideals of what the media is for, how it should be regulated, what it should produce and what working within it should be like. They address questions of economics, labor relations, production cultures, ideologies and social functions.
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The Transformation of Political Communication in China

From Propaganda to Hegemony

Author: Xiaoling Zhang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814340944

Category: Communication

Page: 248

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This book examines different dynamics such as marketisation, globalisation and new media technologies that have driven the transformation of China''s media industry OCo one of the primary battlegrounds where ideological, social and economic struggles are fought OCo against the backdrop of the growing tensions between economic growth, globalisation, and political control in China.
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Mapping Modernity in Shanghai

Space, Gender, and Visual Culture in the Sojourners' City, 1853-98

Author: Samuel Y. Liang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136974431

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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This book argues that modernity first arrived in late nineteenth-century Shanghai via a new spatial configuration. This city’s colonial capitalist development ruptured the traditional configuration of self-contained households, towns, and natural landscapes in a continuous spread, producing a new set of fragmented as well as fluid spaces. In this process, Chinese sojourners actively appropriated new concepts and technology rather than passively responding to Western influences. Liang maps the spatial and material existence of these transient people and reconstructs a cultural geography that spreads from the interior to the neighbourhood and public spaces. In this book the author: discusses the courtesan house as a surrogate home and analyzes its business, gender, and material configurations; examines a new type of residential neighbourhood and shows how its innovative spatial arrangements transformed the traditional social order and hierarchy; surveys a range of public spaces and highlights the mythic perceptions of industrial marvels, the adaptations of colonial spatial types, the emergence of an urban public, and the spatial fluidity between elites and masses. Through reading contemporaneous literary and visual sources, the book charts a hybrid modern development that stands in contrast to the positivist conception of modern progress. As such it will be a provocative read for scholars of Chinese cultural and architectural history.
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Chinese Communication Theory and Research

Reflections, New Frontiers, and New Directions

Author: Wenshan Jia,Xing Lu,D. Ray Heisey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567506556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

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Addresses the state of Chinese communication studies, including its achievements, problems, challenges, and potential for advancement in a globalized 21st century.
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Investigative Journalism in China

Journalism, Power, and Society

Author: Jingrong Tong

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441101047

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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A mixture of fieldwork and analysis of internal and public documents and media cases accurately survey the field and put it in context. >
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TV China

Author: Ying Zhu,Chris Berry

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253220262

Category: History

Page: 259

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TV institutions, programming, and audiences in Greater China and the Chinese diaspora
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