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Talking past each other: Chinese and Western discourses on ethnic conflict


Feng, Yuan Ji (2014) Talking past each other: Chinese and Western discourses on ethnic conflict. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155. pp. 434-441. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

When violent ethnic conflict erupted in Xinjiang in July 2009, the official Chinese media and most Western news outlets agreed on many basic facts, but contextualized those facts within contrasting discourses.The Chinese media reasserted the established Party line on Xinjiang in discourses that served both domestic and diplomatic purposes.Western accounts, by contrast, were influenced by discourses linked to the West's self-image and world view.This paper will discuss both Chinese and Western public discourses on the riots, and it will make some suggestions about their relationship to opinion beyond the political and media elites.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (i-COME’14), Organised by School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM, 18 - 20 October, 2014, Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: China; the West; media; discourse; Uighurs; Xinjiang; ethnic conflict
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 03:22
Last Modified: 15 May 2016 00:31
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13067

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