Media China:Social Control vs. Social Change

Media China

Social Control vs. Social Change(Feb 28th 2011-Mar 27th 2011)

Lecturer: Wei, Lu

(associate professor, School of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University)

Language: English

Time: Wednesday 14.05-17.20, Room 315, Eastbuilding 6, Zi-jin-gang Campus

Course Schedule:

Lecture 1: Introduction (Mar 2nd )

A.       Sign up for discussion assignment

B.        Ostini,J. &Fung, A.Y.H.(2002). Beyond the four theories of the press: Anew model of national media systems. Mass Communication & Society, 5(1), 41-56.

C.        Chan, J.M.,&Qiu, J.L.(2002). China: Media liberaliation under authoritarianism. In: M.E.Price, B.Rozumilowicz, & S.G.Verhulst (eds.), Media Reform: Democratizing the State(pp.27-46). London: Routledge.


Lecture 2: Print Media in China(Newspaper&Magazine) (Mar 9th )

A.       Zhao, Y. (1998). Media, Market, and Democracy in China: Between the Party Line and the Bottom Line. Chicago: University of Illinois Press. Chapter 1: Party journalism in China: Theory and practice.

B.        Tong, J. (2009). Press self-censorship in China: A case study in the transformation of discourse. Discourse & Society, 20(5), 593-612.

C.        Wang, H. (2010). Investigative journalism and political power in China. Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford.

D.       Hung, K.H.,Li, S.Y.,&Belk, R.W. (2007). Glocal understandings: Female readers’ perceptions of the new woman in Chinese advertising. Journal of International Business Studies, 38, 1034-1051.


Lecture 3: Electronic Media in China(Radio, Television, & Film) (Mar 16th )

A.       Wang,X.(2010). Entertainment,education, or propaganda? A longitudinal analysis of China Central Television’s Spring Festival Galas. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media,54(3), 391-406.

B.        Braester, Y. (2005). Chinese cinema in the age of advertisement: The filmmaker as a cultural broker. The China Quarterly, 183, 549-564.


Lecture 4: New Media in China(Internet) (Mar 23rd )

A.       Talbot, D.(2010). China’s Internet paradox. Technology Review, 113(3),62-67.

B.        Chan, Y.(2009). Crouching citizens, hidden dragon. Asia Media Report, 149-157.

C.        Zhang, M.,& Wei, L.(2009). Knowledge, attitude, and home Internet adoption in rural China: A case of Hubei. China Media Research, 5(4), 1-12.



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