1st Edition

China's Contemporary Image and Rhetoric Practice

Edited By Weixiao Wei Copyright 2021
    276 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    276 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    China's Contemporary Image and Rhetoric Practice presents an overview of Chinese diplomatic rhetoric, exploring how the image of China is depicted through a Western lens and introducing a profound shift in domestic perspectives of this image. This reader reveals new sites for Chinese rhetoric to deepen scholarship in the relevant studies of Chinese literature, Chinese discourse analysis, Chinese sociology, Chinese politics and so on. These chapters have been cherry-picked for their contributions to the field, and may facilitate the expanding development of Chinese studies.

    This book is a valuable reference for scholars, researchers and graduate or postgraduate students in Chinese linguistic and social studies.


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    List of Contributors

    Introduction by Weixiao Wei

    1. Does Title or Content Matter? Examining China’s Partnerships with Text Classification by I-chieh Kuo & Weihao Huang

    2. Critical Discourse Analysis of 2010 China-US Trade Dispute in the Headlines of

    Western Newsmagazines by Damien Ng

    3. The language of ‘China threat’: a case study of the BBC television documentary

    series ‘The Chinese Are Coming’ by Shasha Wang

    4. Digital Media, Governance, and the Making of Youth in Contemporary China by Qing Cao, Iris Lang

    5. Investigating the Discursive Construction of Traditional Chinese Medicine on

    Chinese National Media by Xiangdong Liu

    6. Analyzing and Interpreting COVID-19-related Texts in Chinese: A Systemic

    Functional Perspective by Victor Wong, Yuanyi Ma, Mark Nartey

    7. Chineseness in Bian Zhilin’s Pre-war Poetry: an exploration of utopian notion and

    New Poetry by Yang Zhou

    8. Rhetoric in Chinese patriotic translators' discourse fueled by the translating of

    foreign literature by Weixiao Wei, Hui Shi



    Weixiao Wei has been working with Taiyuan University of Technology as a lecturer at the College of Foreign Languages and Literatures since she obtained her MA degree in 2010. In July 2017, she obtained a visiting scholarship from China Scholarship Council (CSC) to visit Swansea University, UK for a year. Since then, she has published a monograph and three book chapters with Routledge. From May to July 2018 she had the experience of working with a Confucius Institute Chinese School affiliated to University of Wales Trinity Saint David at Swansea, UK as a teaching assistant. In addition to preparing research papers, monograph and edited volumes for further publication, she will pursue her PhD study in rhetoric and composition at UH in 2020.