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Title:Reporting China in Africa
Editor:Wasserman, HermanISNI
Year:2013
Periodical:Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies (ISSN 0256-0054)
Volume:34
Issue:3
Pages:1-160
Language:English
City:Abingdon
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Geographic terms:China
Africa
Subjects:mass media
journalism
broadcasting
Abstract:This special issue of 'Ecquid Novi' acknowledges that the engagement between China and Africa is one of the most significant geopolitical shifts to have occurred on the continent in recent years, and, furthermore, that these shifts will increasingly be mediated through journalistic representations and the flow and counterflow of media capital. This issue contributes scholarly research towards an informed debate about the impact of China's increased involvement in Africa, as it pertains to the media. It brings together research articles as well as opinion pieces that approach this issue from the perspectives of both academics and practitioners. Research articles: Cultural flows in the Chinese empire: the case of Africa / Gabriël J. Botma; China as a persuader: CCTV Africa's first steps in the African mediasphere / Iginio Gagliardone; Contemporary Sino-African relations: interpenetration of history of relations with the West, ideology and comparative media frames / Anthony Olorunnisola, Lian Ma; Emerging trends and patterns in China-Africa media dynamics: a discussion from an East African perspective / Bob Wekesa; How ready is China for a China-style world order? China's state media discourse under construction / Xiaoling Zhang; Half-orchestrated, half freestyle: soft power and reporting Africa in China / Shubo Li and Helge Rønning. Comment and analysis: Africa, the village belle: from crisis to opportunity / Francis B. Nyamnjoh; Soft power, being attractive to others, and nation branding in an epoch where the Pax Americana sets the pace / P. Eric Louw; China's soft diplomacy in Africa / Anton Harber; The Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network: reflections on the role of such networks in China-Africa reporting / Yoon Jung Park; Tracking the effects of a 'soft power' strategy on journalism in China / Alan Finlay. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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