The Communicating China series has three inter-related themes: communication coming from China’s different actors to the world; the sources (re)shaping the narratives; and the perception, reception and representation of China around the world. Works in the series examine the narratives, image building, public diplomacy, propaganda, soft power, changing domestic/external drives behind China’s practices, and how different regions of the world receive and communicate China in their political, socio-economic and cultural contexts, as well as the agents, platforms and instruments of this communication. The series invites contributions from scholars across multiple disciplines, including international relations, politics, media and communication studies, journalism, cultural studies, film and screen studies, China studies, and history. It welcomes contributions from early career researches to established scholars, as well as practitioners and think-tank researchers.
By Emily Williams, Loredana Cesarino
July 11, 2024
This book explores and brings to light untold stories from the margins of Chinese society. It investigates and reveals grassroots and popular cultural beliefs, amusing anecdotes, items of lore, and accounts of the strange and the unusual. It delves into questions of identity formation, considering ...
By Xiaoling Zhang, Corey Schultz
January 29, 2024
This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date scholarly examination of how China builds international relationships through public diplomacy practices, together with an assessment of the impact of these practices around the world. It explores the sources of China's evolving strategies, how the ...
By Corey Schultz, Cecília Mello
October 13, 2023
This book examines Chinese film in the twenty-first century. Organized around the themes "movements," "genres," and "intermedia," it reflects on how Chinese cinema has changed, adapted, and evolved over past decades and prognosticates as to its future trajectories. It considers how established film...
By Li Zhang
September 25, 2023
This book explores how China, and especially China’s Belt and Road Initiative, is viewed in European media and by European think tanks, thereby uncovering European elites’ views of China. Looking across Europe—the European Union, Western Europe (including the United Kingdom), Central Europe, and ...
By Angela Lewis
August 18, 2023
This book examines the phenomenal growth over recent years of StarTimes, a Chinese pay-TV company with around 30 million subscribers providing satellite television to 20 African countries. The broadcaster, whose markets include demographic groups deemed uneconomic by Western television providers, ...
By Shixin Ivy Zhang, Altman Yuzhu Peng
March 30, 2023
This book focuses on China’s media diplomacy and its interplay with a range of international conflicts. It assesses the representation and framing of China, as well as the perception and reception of China’s media communication in relation to various crises and conflicts. Including detailed ...