This book explores the rapidly evolving conditions of political communication in China. It examines how ideology and professional roles affect both scholarly and journalistic understanding of China. The book offers insights into Chinese journalism and Sino-American relations. .
Part One: Overview 1. Ambiguities and Contradictions: Issues in China's Changing Political Communication Part Two: Control, Change, And Opposition 2. The Role of the Press in Post-Mao Political Struggles 3. The Use and Abuse of Mass Media by Chinese Leaders During the 1980 4. China's Legitimacy Crisis: The Central Role of Information 5. Chinese Communist Ideology and Media Control 6. The Politics of Publicity in Reform China 7. Striving for Predictability: The Bureaucratization of Media Management in China 8. The Oppositional Decoding of China's Leninist Media 9. Press Control in "New China" and "Old China," 10. Sparking a Fire: The Press and the Ferment of Democratic Change in Taiwan Part Three: Ideology, Knowledge, And Professionalism 11. The American Correspondent in China 12. The Historical Fate of "Objective Reporting" in China 13. Fighting Against the Odds: Hong Kong Journalists in Transition 14. Frost on the Mirror: An American Understanding of China in the Cold War Era 15. Push and Pull: A Chinese-American Journalist's "Home Journeys" 16. The Voice of America and China 17. U.S. Media Coverage of the Cultural Revolution: A Postscript