New Book: “China’s Media in an Emerging World Order”

Published by the University of Buckingham Press, China’s Media in the Emerging World is the latest work by the CMC’s director, Professor Hugo de Burgh. It will be launched at the Royal United Service Institute on 10 April 2018. It is available for purchase here.

Description

China is challenging the mighty behemoths, Google and Facebook, and creating alternative New Media; 750 million people are on its Social Mediascape and there are a billion mobile phones deploying the innovative apps with which Chinese conduct their lives. Though late starters, already four of the world’s leading New Media companies are Chinese.

China’s old media – television, newspapers, radio – challenge the established powers, long thought unassailable, such as CNN and BBC. Produced in many languages on every continent, they are re-defining the agenda and telling the story China’s way. News and documentary are being followed by entertainment. The world’s biggest manufacturer of TV drama is now making its stories for export.

China’s Media tells you why and how; it investigates the Chinese media, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they are different.  Abjuring the customary casual writing off of China’s media as ‘propaganda’, this book takes them seriously, explains their immense variety and diversity and enables us to get a handle on this new force in the world.

New Book: China’s Media Goes Global

Edited by Professors Daya Kishan Thussu and Hugo de Burgh from the CMC, together with Professor Anbin Shi, Director of the Israel Epstein Center for Global Media and Communication at Tsinghua University, China Media Goes Global includes collaborations by researchers from the CMC and beyond. It will be published shortly and can be purchased from Routledge.

Description

As part of its ‘going out’ strategy, China is using the media to promote its views and vision to the wider world and to counter negative images in the US-dominated international media. China’s Media Go Global, the first edited collection on this subject, evaluates how the unprecedented expansion of Chinese media and communications is changing the global media landscape and the role of China within it.

Each chapter examines a different dimension of Chinese media’s globalization, from newspapers, radio, film and television, to social media and journalism. Topics include the rise of Chinese news networks, China Daily as an instrument of China’s public diplomacy and the discussion around the growth of China’s state media in Africa. Other chapters discuss entertainment television, financial media and the advertising market in China.

Together, this collection of essays offers a comprehensive evaluation of complex debates concerning the impact of China on the international media landscape, and makes a distinctive addition to Chinese media studies, as well as to broader global media discourses. Beyond its primary readership among academics and students, China’s Media Go Global is aimed at the growing constituency of general readers, for whom the role of the media in globalisation is of wider interest.

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Call for participants GCD IV 2017

The 4th Global China Dialogue:
The Belt and Road (B&R) — Transcultural collaborations for shared goals

Call for participants GCD IV 2017_updated

The GCD IV is the only high-end forum in the world to take China’s ‘The Belt and Road’ as a global initiative and to discuss China and Chinese participation in building global society and comprehensive governance of global society.

Date: Thursday-Saturday, 30 Nov-2 December, 2017

 

 

Organisers:

  • Global China Institute, UK
  • Lau China Institute, King’s College London,UK
  • China Media Centre of the University ofWestminster, UK
  • Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies atRenmin University of China (RDCY), China

Panels:

  • How the B&R connects different civilizations
  • How people-to-people bonding operatesthrough transcultural practice
  • What are theoretical and legal bases of the B&R
  • How the media can help to promote the B&R asa Chinese contribution to the humancommunity.

Schedule:

  • Thursday 30th November, 14:00-17:00 Registration, Symposium of Globalization of Chinese for Social Sciences (GCSS), University of Westminster
  • Friday 1st December, 08:30-17:00 The Dialogue, the British Academy
  • Friday 1st December, 18:00-20:00 Reception, the UK Parliament
  • Saturday 2nd December, 10:00-16:00 A workshop on Chinese for Social Sciences (CSS),King’s College London

Organizing Committee (in alphabetical order):

Chairs

  • Professor Xiangqun Chang Professor Xiangqun Chang, Director of Global China Institute; Honorary Professor of UCL
  • Professor Kerry Brown Professor Kerry Brown, Director of Lau China Institute, King’s College London
  • Professor Hugo de Burgh Professor Hugo de Burgh, Director of the China Media Centre, University of Westminster
  • Professor WANG Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China.

University of Westminster receives Broadcast Industry Innovation Award in Shanghai

The University of Westminster received the first prize in the Broadcast Industry Innovation Awards, held at Shanghai Media Group Headquarters in Shanghai.

On 6 June 2007,  Research Fellow Dr Zeng Rong accepted the award on behalf of the University of Westminster. “It is a great honour that our work with the industry is so publicly recognised. The China Media Centre is proud to ground its research and publications in practical cooperation and creative projects that bring the two countries’ media professionals together”, Dr Zeng Rong explained during the ceremony.

 

Article originally published by the University of Westminster here.

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

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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。

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