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Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies

Mediatized China-Africa Relations

How Media Discourses Negotiate the Shifting of Global Order

Authors: Li, Shubo

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  • Examines the issues of media diplomacy, cultural conflicts, and propagation of consensus in the area of China-Africa relations
  • Focuses on the problematic of communication itself and the mediated narratives and discourses emerging from those more tangible facades of China- Africa relations
  • Based on the research project “The Voice of China in Africa: Media and Soft Power” funded by the Norwegian Research Council under administration of Chr. Michelsen Institute, it brings together African, Chinese and European perspectives, fusing sociological analysis, international relations studies with media research
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This cutting edge book explores the role of the media in the highly disputed area of China-Africa relations, notably how various aspects of the issue have been portrayed, negotiated and contested in media and academic discourses. As Africa’s biggest trading partner and creditor, China explores Africa not only as a marketplace for importing primary commodities and exporting manufactured goods, but also as a preferred testing ground for its media and telecommunication sector aspiring for further internationalization. At a time when the influence from Global North has been on the wane in the continent, emerging powers are regarded as new inspirations for Africa’s development. China in particular tries to bolster multipolarity in Africa by factoring in media influence and facilitating the digitalization process of the continent. This book offers an up-to-date geopolitical analysis of China-Africa, examining the role of communication and telecommunication in the power shift, especially in constructing social and cultural realities in which the idea of “development” has been recurrently redefined and negotiated in the public domain. This volume tackles the issue from the new perspective of mediatization, considering how the media on the one hand shapes public opinion with its narratives and a logic of its own, and on the other hand simultaneously becomes an integrated part of other institutions like politics, trade, business as more of these institutional activities are performed through both interactive and mass media.

About the authors

Dr Shubo Li is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway. She has worked as journalist and media manager in China and received her doctorate in Communication from the Communication and Media Research Institute at the University of Westminster, United Kingdom.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-5382-5
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Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-5381-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-5382-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mediatized China-Africa Relations
Book Subtitle
How Media Discourses Negotiate the Shifting of Global Order
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-5382-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-5382-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-5381-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5382-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 218
Number of Illustrations
12 illustrations in colour
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