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China's Contemporary Image and Rhetoric Practice

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ISBN 9781138502154
March 21, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
290 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

China’s Contemporary Image and Rhetoric Practice ushers in an overview of Chinese diplomatic rhetoric, paves a way to depicting the image of China with western lens, makes a profound shift in domestic perspective of this image, and reveals new sites for Chinese rhetoric to serve as the deepening and widening topics of relevant studies of Chinese literature, Chinese discourse analysis, Chinese sociology, Chinese politics and so on. These cherry-picking chapters are at a premium 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.

Table of Contents


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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 Bo Wang, 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

9. Risks that Chinese Straight Wives Face in Mixed-orientation Marriages: An Intersectional Analysis by Chenxing Xie


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Weixiao Wei has been working with Taiyuan University of Technology as a lecturer at the College of Foreign Languages and Literatures for nine years 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 2018 – July 2018 she has 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 volume for further publication, she will pursue her PhD study in rhetoric and composition at UH in 2020.