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Perspectives on Communication in the People's Republic of China - James A. Schnell

Perspectives on Communication in the People's Republic of China

Hardcover Published: 13th October 1999
ISBN: 9780739100134
Number Of Pages: 136

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China's development from a traditional society to a technologically advanced, completely modern republic has been extraordinarily rapid. Due to developments since the mid-1980s, Chinese daily life for many has jumped directly from that constrained by an agricultural economy to that liberated by the information age. In Perspectives on Communication in the People's Republic of China, James A. Schnell chronicles these changes and their impact on mass communication. He looks closely at Chinese newspaper reports and television programs and listens to government officials and people in the street, providing readers with an insider's view of the current state of communication in China, from the political to the personal.

Grouped under the major categories of politics, education, and health are observations gleaned from Schnell's nine visits to China as a visiting scholar and military attache Ethnographic case studies are supported by examples from the media and supplemented with extensive references. Schnell concludes his fascinating look at contemporary China with an examination of cross-cultural communication on the most sophisticated level: that between President Clinton and Chinese officials during Clinton's 1998 visit. This book is must reading for students of Asian studies with an interest in communications and is ideal supplementary reading for courses in both communications and Asian studies.

Introductionp. ix
Politics
Bourgeois Liberalization: The Labeling of Unwanted American Influencesp. 3
Sovereignty and Reunification Controversy: China's Efforts to Influence Perceptionsp. 13
Using C-SPAN to Analyze U.S. Reaction to the Chinese Pro-democracy Movementp. 21
The Lack of Political Cartoons in the People's Republic of Chinap. 25
High Context Messaging in Chinese English-Language Mass Mediap. 31
East Meets West in News Reporting: A Comparison of China Daily and China News Digestp. 37
Lei Feng: Government Subsidized Role Modelp. 43
Education
Academic Departments in Chinap. 51
Intercultural Communication Education in the People's Republic of Chinap. 59
The Need for Listening Theory When Teaching English as a Second Languagep. 67
The Need for Nonverbal Communication Theory When Teaching English as a Second Languagep. 73
The Developmental Speech Sequence Model in Public Speaking Instructionp. 77
International Media Events as Instructional Tools in the Basic Communication Coursep. 89
Health
The Merging of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine in Chinap. 95
A Cross-Cultural Interpretation of China's One-Child-Per-Family Campaign Using Burke's Rhetoric of Transcendencep. 101
Conclusion: President Clinton's 1998 Trip to China: High Context Diplomacy Balancing on Low Context Issues Expressed Through High Context Channelsp. 113
Indexp. 123
About the Authorp. 125
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ISBN: 9780739100134
ISBN-10: 0739100130
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 13th October 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3