Critical Discourse Analysis in Historiography

The Case of Hong Kong’s Evolving Political Identity

  • John Flowerdew

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. The Discourse of the Outgoing Administration

  4. Intercultural Discourses in Hong Kong

  5. The Discursive Construction of a New Hong Kong Identity

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. John Flowerdew
      Pages 291-301
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 302-341

About this book


The book shows how the study of the evolving discourse employed during a political process spanning more than a decade can provide insights for critical discourse analysis, on the one hand, and understanding of a real world political process on the other, thereby demonstrating the potential role for critical discourse analysis in historiography.


China discourse discourse analysis globalization historiography history identity sovereignty

Authors and affiliations

  • John Flowerdew
    • 1
  1. 1.City University of Hong KongChina

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