SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Book Launch: Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media: A comparison of public television and international communications between Taiwan and mainland China

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Speakers: Prof Gary Rawnsley and Dr Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

Date: 25 February 2016Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 25 February 2016Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G3

Type of Event: Book Launch

Abstract

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.

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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.

About the Speakers

Gary D. Rawnsley is a Professor of Public Diplomacy, Aberystwyth University, UK.

Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley is Research Associate, Centre of Taiwan Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Associate Fellow, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham, UK.

Organiser: Centre of Taiwan Studies

Contact email: bc18@soas.ac.uk