15 Credits SPRING

Cannot be taken with: EAS6253, EAS6353

Aims/Description: This unit will examine PR China's rapidly-changing media environment, and the contributions of state, corporate and popular actors in social and political debates, drawing on new work that highlights negotiations of interest and management of communications in public discourse. After an introduction to the Chinese media environment (delivered by lectures and seminars), we will focus on case studies that explore the shaping of social identity, understandings of social difference and exclusion, boundaries between public and private life, and the management of `bad news', delivered through seminars. Assessment is based on online articles written by students, and on a researched essay.

Staff Contact: Dr Marjorie Dryburgh
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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