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Title:China's media and soft power in Africa: promotion and perceptions
Editors:Zhang, XiaolingISNI
Wasserman, HermanISNI
Mano, WinstonISNI
Series:Palgrave series in Asia and Pacific studies
City of publisher:New York, NY
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:1137545658; 9781137545657; 9781137539663; 9781137539670
Geographic terms:Africa
mass media
international relations
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This collective volume considers the concept of soft power and its relevance for Chinese-African relations and communications. It addresses questions such as: Why are Chinese media in Africa? How much soft power does China have in Africa? How is China's engagement represented in African countries' media? The contributions are based on papers presented at a conference titled, 'China's soft power in Africa: emerging media and cultural relations between China and Africa', held in the University of Nottingham's Ningbo Campus in China (UNNC) in September 2014. After an introductory chapter, the contributions are organized in three sections: I. Theoretical, historical, and global; II. China's promotion, and III. Perceptions in Africa. A concluding chapter forms the last part of the book. Titles of the chapters: A world of shared influence (Xiaoling Zhang); Reflections of a soft power agnostic (Gary D. Rawnsley); The scramble for Asian soft power in Africa (Daya Kishan Thussu); Evolving media interactions between China and Africa (Ran Jijun); How much 'soft power' does China have in Africa? (Helge Rønning); Why are Chinese media in Africa? evidence from three decades of Xinhua's news coverage of Africa (Dani Madrid-Morales); Constructive journalism: a new journalistic paradigm of Chinese media in Africa (Zhang Yanqiu and Simon Matingwina); Chinese perception of soft power: the role of the media in shaping Chinese views and discourses of foreign aid to Africa (May Tan-Mullins); Journalists and public perceptions of the politics of China's soft power in Kenya under the 'look East' foreign policy (Jacinta Mwende Maweu); Building blocks and themes in Chinese soft power towards Africa (Bob Wekesa); Positive portrayal of Sino-African relations in the Ethiopian press (Terje Skjerdal and Fufa Gusu): Engaging with China's soft power in Zimbabwe: Harare citizens' perception of China-Zimbabwe relations (Winston Mano); China's soft power in Sudan: increasing activity but how effective? (Daniel Johanson); Chinese soft power in Africa: findings, perspectives, and more questions (Herman Wasserman). [ASC leiden abstract]