Reporting for China: How correspondents for Chinese media work with the world
Professor Nyiri Pál (Vrije Univeristeit)
Date: 10 November 2014Time: 5:00 PM
Finishes: 10 November 2014Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings
Type of Event: Seminar
Series: SCI Seminar Programme
Even as foreign correspondent networks shrink worldwide, Chinese media are, for the first time in history, building up global networks of their own. In my ongoing research, I am interested in how correspondents for these media see their roles in mediating the world to Chinese readers. How do they reconcile individual interests with political imperatives economic pressures? Are they contributing to new ways of seeing the world or entrenching dominant existing views?
NYIRI Pál is Professor of Global History from an Anthropological Perspective at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He is the author, most recently, of Mobility and Cultural Authority in Contemporary China (2010) and of the forthcoming Reporting for China: How Chinese correspondents Work with the World (both University of Washington Press). His earlier research has focused, among others, on contemporary migration from China to Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia and on the cultural politics of Chinese tourism.
Organiser: SOAS China Institute
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