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Political Communications in Greater China: The Construction and Reflection of Identity (review)

Political Communications in Greater China: The Construction and Reflection of Identity (review) 162 China Review International: Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2004 Gary D. Rawnsley and Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley, editors. Political Communications in Greater China: The Construction and Reflection of Identity. London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. xi, 326 pp. Hardcover $114.95, isbn 0­7007­1734­x. Political communication is a relatively new field in communication studies. But in recent years, while historical, political, institutional, and behavioral studies of political communication have been conducted with increasing frequency in the West, political communication has seldom been a topic of research in most nonWestern countries. This edited volume of essays represents a concerted effort to examine a new subject, the role of political communication, in a new setting, Greater China--a term coined to include China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the overseas Chinese communities scattered across the globe--in a new context, the relationship between the self-identity and integration of these Chinese societies. This volume is thus an important contribution to studies of political communication in general and to Chinese communication studies in particular. Although a great deal of research has been done already on the media and communications in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, there has been little of such scope as to involve all Chinese http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Political Communications in Greater China: The Construction and Reflection of Identity (review)

China Review International , Volume 11 (1) – Jan 18, 2004

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162 China Review International: Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2004 Gary D. Rawnsley and Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley, editors. Political Communications in Greater China: The Construction and Reflection of Identity. London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. xi, 326 pp. Hardcover $114.95, isbn 0­7007­1734­x. Political communication is a relatively new field in communication studies. But in recent years, while historical, political, institutional, and behavioral studies of political communication have been conducted with increasing frequency in the West, political communication has seldom been a topic of research in most nonWestern countries. This edited volume of essays represents a concerted effort to examine a new subject, the role of political communication, in a new setting, Greater China--a term coined to include China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the overseas Chinese communities scattered across the globe--in a new context, the relationship between the self-identity and integration of these Chinese societies. This volume is thus an important contribution to studies of political communication in general and to Chinese communication studies in particular. Although a great deal of research has been done already on the media and communications in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, there has been little of such scope as to involve all Chinese

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Published: Jan 18, 2004

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