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Introduction: Understanding the Politics of Chinese Media

  • Bingchun Meng
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Part of the China in Transformation book series (CIT)

Abstract

The introductory chapter lays out the key theoretical propositions that inform the rest of the book. It also challenges some of the conventional frameworks for analyzing media and communication in China. In addition to highlighting the continued relevance of China’s socialist history in understanding the present as well as imagining the future, I also advocate a multidimensional view of power, a broader understanding of politics and an appreciation of mediation as a dialectical process. The chapter ends with an explanation of the structure of the book.

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  • Bingchun Meng
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  1. 1.London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondonUK

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