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Discourse, Politics and Media in Contemporary China

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ISBN-10: 9027206457

ISBN-13: 9789027206459

Edition: 2014

Authors: Qing Cao, Hailong Tian, Paul Chilton

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After three and a half decades of economic reforms, radical changes have occurred in all aspects of life in China. In an authoritarian society, these changes are mediated significantly through the power of language, carefully controlled by the political elites. Discourse, as a way of speaking and doing things, has become an indispensable instrument for the authority to manage a fluid, increasingly fragmented, but highly dynamic and yet fragile society. Written by an international team of leading scholars, this volume examines socio-political transformations of contemporary Chinese society through a systematic account, analysis and assessment of its salient discourses and their production,…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/23/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 219
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Paul Chilton is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Lancaster University.