London Book Fair: Launch of the Walk for Peace by Lord Bates

《为和平徒步——中国之旅的超文化体验》 首发式暨版权签约仪式在伦敦举行

常向群 教授 2017年3月14日,在伦敦书展,中国国际出版集团展位,新世界出版社与全球中国出版社共同主办了《为和平徒步——中国之旅的超文化体验》首发式暨版权签约仪式。 《为和平徒步——中国之旅的超文化体验》一书是新世界出版社于2016年策划出版的汉英合订本《徒步中国——爱与和平的信仰征程》的英国版。本书收录了麦克•贝茨勋爵2015年在中国从北京徒步至杭州的70余篇徒步日记和沿途照片,真实记录了这位英国政要眼中的当代中国和沿途感悟。书中还包括5个附录,提供了“为和平徒步”系列活动的相关信息。 本书作者麦克•贝茨勋爵是英国上议院议员,终身贵族,曾任保守党副主席、上议院副议长及副主席,现任英国政府国际发展部国务大臣。麦克•贝茨勋爵于2009年开始进行慈善公益徒步,2011年在夫人雪琳的帮助下开始进行长距离慈善公益徒步。2015年,他从北京徒步到杭州,为中国红十字会募集了九万英镑。截至2016年,他徒步的足迹已遍布包括阿根廷、巴西、中国、英国、德国、希腊等在内的23个国家。在他徒步进行慈善活动的过程中,先后收到潘基文、罗格、罗马教皇、巴赫、卡梅伦、伊丽莎白女王的接见或致辞问候,还受到了习近平主席的点名赞扬。本书由英国为和平徒步基金会主席、英国中华总商会常务副主席兼秘书长、英国浙江联谊会主席李雪琳•贝茨勋爵夫人翻译、汇编而成。 Read more

Monday Forums in SOAS China Institute on Monday, 27 February, 5pm-7pm: Why are the Chinese media Chinese? Prof. Hugo de Burgh (University of Westminster)

Why are the Chinese media Chinese?
Prof. Hugo de Burgh (University of Westminster)
Date: 27 February 2017 Time: 5:00 PM Finishes: 27 February 2017Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G3

Type of Event: Forum Registration: Free, but registration essential to guarantee a place
Hugo de Burgh


Until recently media academics have tended to look at the Chinese media and in particular Chinese journalism as deviations from the norm, or as having, on account of political pressure, failed to have modernised. Underpinning this is a theory that ‘modernisation’ is a common process through which all societies go, sooner or later, and that the most advanced societies are the Anglophone.The assumption has also been made that identical technology and similar organisation work to homogenise media.Nevertheless, recently there has been a move towards trying to understand the media of specific countries as reflexions of culture and products of their own history. Simultaneously, format producers work hard to localise formats created elsewhere. If we apply this approach to China, the most useful explanatory tools are provided by anthropology and history. Political economy can only unearth part of the story. In this talk, I will attempt to show how, if we look at the Chinese media differently, we can explain better how they are distinct from those of the Anglosphere, as indeed are those of the Mediterranean, and probably other areas of the world. The Chinese media, like the Anglophone, have both strengths and weaknesses. The political systems to which they are attached influence them but they are also reflexions of cultures which have also conditioned the political systems.There are, in other words, no such things as global media. The Anglophone media are Anglophone. Chinese, Chinese.


Hugo de Burgh is the director of the China Media Centre and Professor of Journalism in the Communications and Media Research Institute of the University of Westminster. A pioneer of the study of the Chinese media in Europe, he worked for 15 years in British TV and is an authority on investigative journalism. His books and articles on China and its media have been published widely. He is writer presenter of The West You Don't Know, a 7-part documentary series which is the first commission by CCTV of foreign-made programmes and was transmitted over Chinese New Year 2013. He is the author or editor of 8 books; writer on investigative journalism now specialising in Chinese affairs, his China’s Media will be published by Polity USA in 2017. Earlier books include The West You Really Don’t Know (in Chinese, 2013), China’s Environment and China’s Environment Journalists (2012) and Investigative Journalism (2ndEdition, 2008). He is Professor at Tsinghua University, and SAFEA (National Administration for International Expertise) Endowment Professor for 2014-6. Organiser: SOAS China Institute Contact email: Contact Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4823