Chinese Television and Soft Power Communication in Australia

Chinese Television and Soft Power Communication in Australia

Chinese Television and Soft Power Communication in Australia discusses China’s soft power communication approach and investigates information handling between China and its targeted audiences in the eyes of key influencers – ...

Author: Mei Li

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785272035

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Chinese Television and Soft Power Communication in Australia discusses China’s soft power communication approach and investigates information handling between China and its targeted audiences in the eyes of key influencers – intermediate elites (public diplomacy policy elites in particular) in China and Australia. It explores CGTN (with staff from several professional cultures) and conducts a systemic test of how successful/unsuccessful China’s soft power message projection is in terms of congruence between projected and received frames as a pivotal factor of its power status. The analysis is based on a case study of frames in the messaging on Chinese international TV about China’s Belt and Road Initiative and in the minds of Australian public diplomacy policy elites. The question raised is whether and how Australia is listening.
Categories: Social Science

Soft Power With Chinese Characteristics

Soft Power With Chinese Characteristics

“From Multicultural Ethnic Migrants to the New Players of China's Public Diplomacy: The Chinese in Australia,” in Bernard P. Wong and Tan Chee-Beng (eds.) ... Soft Power in China: Public Diplomacy through Communication.

Author: Ying Zhu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351804356

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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This book examines the Chinese Communist Party’s attempts to improve China’s image around the world, thereby increasing its "soft power." This soft, attractive form of power is crucial if China is to avoid provoking an international backlash against its growing military and economic might. The volume focuses on the period since Xi Jinping came to power in 2012, and is global in scope, examining the impact of Chinese policies from Hong Kong and Taiwan to Africa and South America. The book explains debates over soft power within China and delves into case studies of important policy areas for China’s global image campaign, such as film, news media and the Confucius Institutes. The most comprehensive work of its kind, the volume presents a picture of a Chinese leadership that has access to vast material resources and growing global influence but often struggles to convert these resources into genuine international affection. With a foreword by Joseph Nye, Soft Power With Chinese Characteristics will be invaluable to students and scholars of Chinese politics and Chinese media, as well as international relations and world politics more generally.
Categories: Political Science

Global Media and Public Diplomacy in Sino Western Relations

Global Media and Public Diplomacy in Sino Western Relations

This volume presents a broad social science audience with recent innovative scholarship and research findings on global media and public diplomacy concerning Sino-Western relations.

Author: Jia Gao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317127635

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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Many researchers and China observers would agree that understanding how China pursues global communication is critical for assessing its growing soft power. While soft power as a concept has, in many ways, become almost inextricably linked with the PRC's (People's Republic of China) international diplomacy of the twenty-first century, the specific role of global media within soft power diplomacy and the corresponding influence of Western mediated public diplomacy within China is a lacuna that has remained largely unexplored. Moreover, the different Chinese and Western perspectives on the influence of global media and public diplomacy on Sino-Western relations, and the changing role of global media on this crucial aspect of international politics, have not yet been critically examined. This volume presents a broad social science audience with recent innovative scholarship and research findings on global media and public diplomacy concerning Sino-Western relations. It focuses on the implicit nexus between global media and public diplomacy, and their actual utilisation in and impact on the shifting relationships between China and the West. Special attention is given to the changing nature of globalised media in both China and Western nations, and how globalised media is influencing, shaping and changing international politics. The contributions delve deeply into both theory and practice, and focus especially upon the analysis of several key aspects of the issue from both Chinese and Western perspectives. This combination of approaches distinguishes the volume from most other published works on the topic, and greatly enriches our knowledge base in this important contemporary field.
Categories: Political Science

Screening China s Soft Power

Screening China s Soft Power

Fran Martin, media and cinema scholar from Melbourne University, calls it the “best thing on Australian TV right now” and says that Meng Fei possesses “totally cross-cultural star power and screen charisma” (Personal communication 2015) ...

Author: Paola Voci

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317209430

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Promoting China's cultural soft power by disseminating modern Chinese values is one of the policies of President Xi Jinping. Although, it is usually understood as a top-down initiative, implemented willingly or unwillingly by writers, filmmakers, artists, and so on, and often manifesting itself in clumsy and awkward ways, for example, the concept of "the Chinese dream," intended to rival and perhaps appeal more strongly than "the American dream," modern Chinese values are in fact put forward in many ways by many different cultural actors. Through analyses of film festivals, CCTV, Confucius Institutes, auteurs, blockbusters, reality TV, and online digital cultures, this book exposes the limitations of China's officially promoted soft power in both conception and practice, and proposes a pluralistic approach to understanding Chinese soft power in local, regional, and transnational contexts. As such, the book demonstrates the limitations of existing theories of soft power, and argues that the US-derived concept of soft power can benefit from being examined from a China perspective.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power

The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power

JI, Li is currently a lecturer in International Communication at Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia) and a researcher at the Soft Power Analysis and Resource Centre (SPARC) at the same university, where she also received her PhD in ...

Author: Naren Chitty

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317369370

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

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The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power is the first volume to offer a comprehensive and detailed picture of soft power and associated forms of public diplomacy. The terms soft power and public diplomacy have enormous currency in media and policy discourse, yet despite all the attention the terms remain conceptually ambiguous for analysts of international influence. The consequence is that the terms have survived as powerful, yet criticized, frames for influence. Divided into two main parts, Part I outlines theoretical problems, methodological questions, the cultural imperative and the technological turn within the study of soft power and Part II focuses on bringing the theory into practice through detailed discussion of key case studies from across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. This innovative handbook provides a definitive resource for students and scholars seeking to familiarize themselves with cutting-edge debates and future research on soft power and will be of interest to those studying and researching in areas such as international relations, public diplomacy and international communication.
Categories: Political Science

Cultures in Refuge

Cultures in Refuge

2005. the dilemma and future of Chinese provincial satellite television. ... Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ——2010. Mission impossible? soft power, communication capacity, and the globalization of Chinese media.

Author: Anna Hayes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317155744

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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New formulations of globalisation have radically altered how people conceptualize the movement of people, ideas and capital throughout the globe, with questions of securitisation and transnational sentiment re-shaping long-standing Western concepts of asylum and human rights. Questioning the manner in which the reception of sanctuary in modern Australia changes migrants' sense of belonging, this interdisciplinary volume focuses on the disjuncture between receiving sanctuary and feeling secure in one's self and community. With emphasis on the formation and expression of migrant and refugee cultures, the book deliberately blurs the distinction between migrants and refugees, in order to engage more directly with the subjectivities of lived experience and social networks. Presenting research from the fields of sociology, media studies, politics, international relations and history, Cultures in Refuge places explores the manner in which notions of asylum and refuge affect the processes of articulating and negotiating identities.
Categories: Social Science

Willing Collaborators

Willing Collaborators

Foreign Partners in Chinese Media Michael Keane, Brian Yecies, Dr. Terry Flew ... Visual Political Communication in Chinese Television Series. ... Soft Power, Communication Capacity, and the Globalization of Chinese Media.

Author: Michael Keane

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786604262

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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As China looks to reinvigorate its soft power by drawing on the creative inputs of foreign media producers and technical expertise, this book explores how and why creative workers are moving to the Mainland from East Asia, and how they are navigating the challenges of producing creative and critical content in a politically constrained environment.
Categories: Social Science

Chinese Television in the Twenty First Century

Chinese Television in the Twenty First Century

Soft Power, Communication Capacity, and the Globalization of Chinese Media.” International Journal of Communication 4: 54–72. http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/617 (accessed May 31, 2011). Sun, W. (2010b) “Motherland ...

Author: Ruoyun Bai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317755548

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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The past two decades witnessed the rise of television entertainment in China. Although television networks are still state-owned and Party-controlled in China, the ideological landscape of television programs has become increasingly diverse and even paradoxical, simultaneously subservient and defiant, nationalistic and cosmopolitan, moralistic and fun-loving, extravagant and mundane. Studying Chinese television as a key node in the network of power relationships, therefore, provides us with a unique opportunity to understand the tension-fraught and , paradox-permeated conditions of Chinese post-socialism. This book argues for a serious engagement with television entertainment. rethinking, It addresses the following questions. How is entertainment television politically and culturally significant in the Chinese context? How have political, industrial, and technological changes in the 2000s affected the way Chinese television relates to the state and society? How can we think of media regulation and censorship without perpetuating the myth of a self-serving authoritarian regime vs. a subdued cultural workforce? What do popular televisual texts tell us about the unsettled and reconfigured relations between commercial television and the state? The book presents a number of studies of popular television programs that are sensitive to the changing production and regulatory contexts for Chinese television in the twenty-first century. As an interdisciplinary study of the television industry, this book covers a number of important issues in China today, such as censorship, nationalism, consumerism, social justice, and the central and local authorities. As such, it will appeal to a broad audience including students and scholars of Chinese culture and society, media studies, television studies, and cultural studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Analysing China s Soft Power Strategy and Comparative Indian Initiatives

Analysing China s Soft Power Strategy and Comparative Indian Initiatives

several aspects of Australian daily lives—the most notable being Chinese food and probably the most popular non-British cuisine in Australia. Educationalist Elizabeth Chon feels Chinese food has become integral to Australian eating ...

Author: Parama Sinha Palit

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9789386062673

Category: Political Science

Page: 396

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A comprehensive analysis of China’s efforts to build and utilize soft power as a distinctive part of its foreign policy This volume examines the evolution and application of China’s soft power with particular focus on various strategic initiatives such as cultural and public diplomacy, Confucius institutes, development assistance and infrastructure building, media collaborations and healthcare diplomacy. This is to emphasize cooperation and partnerships while advancing the theory of harmonious development through these initiatives across the world. Employing an alternative perspective, it analyses the strategic benefits and limitations of China’s soft power policies, and compares them with similar policies by India for identifying the differences and applications.
Categories: Political Science

Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Diaspora

Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Diaspora

Nonini, D.M. and Ong, A. (1997) “Chinese transnationalism as an alternative modernity,” in A. Ong and D.M. Nonini (eds) ... ——(2010b) “Mission Impossible: soft power, communication capacity, and the globalization of Chinese media,” ...

Author: Chee-Beng Tan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136230967

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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With around 40 million people worldwide, the ethnic Chinese and the Chinese in diaspora form the largest diaspora in the world. The economic reform of China which began in the late 1970s marked a huge phase of migration from China, and the new migrants, many of whom were well educated, have had a major impact on the local societies and on China. This is the first interdisciplinary Handbook to examine the Chinese diaspora, and provides a comprehensive analysis of the processes and effects of Chinese migration under the headings of: Population and distribution Mainland China and Taiwan’s policies on the Chinese overseas Migration: past and present Economic and political involvement Localization, transnational networks and identity Education, literature and media The Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Diaspora brings together a significant number of specialists from a number of diverse disciplines and covers the major areas of the study of Chinese overseas. This Handbook is therefore an important and valuable reference work for students, scholars and policy makers worldwide who wish to understand the global phenomena of Chinese migration, transnational connections and their cultural and identity transformation.
Categories: Social Science