Chinese News Discourse Book

Chinese News Discourse


  • Author : Nancy Xiuzhi Liu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-06-16
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000393989

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Chinese News Discourse Excerpt :

As a country in transition, Chinese news discourse has quite distinctive characteristics, and more so given the power of state media in society. With China’s engagement in world affairs and its massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) now in place, Western media coverage of China has dramatically increased. Against this backdrop, news dissemination and discourse demonstrate a need for academia to give perspectives with interdisciplinary approaches. Chinese News Discourse presents original research from academics in China and the West, showing theoretical, methodological and practical dimensions between news media and discourse. The book focuses on Chinese news discourse by examining what new modern features it demonstrates in contrast and comparison to news discourses in other countries in the coverage of such hot topics as the BRI or the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, just to name a few. This book is a useful resource for scholars and students of discourse, language, media and communication studies, as well as translation studies.

A Discourse Analysis of News Translation in China Book

A Discourse Analysis of News Translation in China


  • Author : Liang Xia
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-01-21
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351021449

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A Discourse Analysis of News Translation in China Excerpt :

A Discourse Analysis of News Translation in China offers hitherto underexplored inroads into Chinese media through insider perspectives on a unique Chinese newspaper, Cankao Xiaoxia which not only is the largest circulating newspaper in China but is also unique in that its news consists entirely of stories translated from foreign news sources. The size of the publication, the unique nature of the publication, and the view from the inside of such an organization gathered through interviews with its employees give this proposed book a highly unique perspective that will inform our understanding of the workings of Chinese media in important ways.

Analysing Chinese Language and Discourse across Layers and Genres Book

Analysing Chinese Language and Discourse across Layers and Genres


  • Author : Wei Wang
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2020-08-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 9789027260659

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Analysing Chinese Language and Discourse across Layers and Genres Excerpt :

Aspirational and expanding, this book examines contemporary Chinese language and discourse across a spectrum of linguistic layers and genres in diverse social contexts. Addressing issues ranging from the usual focus on language per se, or language use in reaction to the immediate settings, to the connections between properties of texts and social practices (ideologies, stancetaking, power relations, etc.), the updated and exemplary research projects presented in the volume demonstrates a developing trajectory of research in Chinese language and discourse. With its empirical focus and stress on the role of language and discourse in social practice, this important new book discusses various language features as well as gender, stancetaking, and identity in Chinese discourse. This is a vital discussion for anyone interested in contemporary Chinese language and discourse studies. In examination of different layers of language (i.e. from lexical items and sentence structures to discourse features and discursive practices) across different genres of texts, the research projects have drawn on a variety of linguistic approaches and methodologies, including functional linguistics, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and various approaches to discourse analysis. Researchers and students of Chinese linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse studies, translation studies, and China studies in general will find this volume an indispensable reference and an enjoyable read.

American Political Discourse on China Book

American Political Discourse on China


  • Author : Michelle Murray Yang
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-06-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315442587

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American Political Discourse on China Excerpt :

Despite the U.S. and China’s shared economic and political interests, distrust between the nations persists. How does the United States rhetorically navigate its relationship with China in the midst of continued distrust? This book pursues this question by rhetorically analyzing U.S. news and political discourse concerning the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2010 U.S. midterm elections, the 2012 U.S. presidential election, and the 2014-2015 Chinese cyber espionage controversy. It finds that memory frames of China as the yellow peril and the red menace have combined to construct China as a threatening red peril. Red peril characterizations revive and revise yellow peril tropes of China as a moral, political, economic and military threat by imbuing them with anti-communist ideology. Tracing the origins, functions, and implications of the red peril, this study illustrates how historical representations of the Chinese threat continue to limit understanding of U.S.-Sino relations by keeping the nations’ relationship mired in the past.

Critical Pragmatic Studies on Chinese Public Discourse Book

Critical Pragmatic Studies on Chinese Public Discourse


  • Author : Xinren Chen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-09-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000699852

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Critical Pragmatic Studies on Chinese Public Discourse Excerpt :

Public discourse constitutes the language environment of a town or a city, which forms part of the social environment of a country or a region. Based on extensive first-hand data collected from public places, mass media and the Internet, this monograph attempts critical pragmatic studies of public discourse in the contemporary Chinese context. By applying pragmatic theories and analytical instruments to the analysis of the data, including business names, advertisements, public signs and notices, and news, the book showcases such discursive practices as personalization and subjectivization and reveals such social problems as unhealthy social mentalities, “pragmatic traps”, suspect discrimination, and vulgarity. It exemplifies a way of combining the Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) approach and the pragmatic approach with a clear focus on the pragmatic issues. This book will not only be a necessary addition to the academic discipline of pragmatics in general, and critical pragmatics in particular, but also lay bare the problems existing in the use of public discourse and suggest several ways to improve such use. While it addresses the Chinese data only, the proposed analyses may contribute to international readers’ understanding of public discourse in contemporary China and serve as a reference for similar researches worldwide.

Currency Wars with China and Japan in Western Newsmagazines Book

Currency Wars with China and Japan in Western Newsmagazines


  • Author : Damien Ng
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-02-28
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000535990

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Currency Wars with China and Japan in Western Newsmagazines Excerpt :

This book explores China’s currency wars with its trading partners in four Western newsmagazines: Time, The Economist, L’Express, and Der Spiegel. Based on both quantitative and qualitative approaches, the interdisciplinary approach adopted in the research draws on two analytical frameworks from the realm of critical discourse analysis; van Leeuwen’s socio-semantic inventory of social-actor representation, and van Dijk’s concepts of macro-rules as the overarching approaches to understand the changing dynamics of international relations and the global economy through Western media. The sample in this study consists of 160 texts, half of which are focused on China and the other half on Japan, across a period of 12 months in 2010 (China) and in 1987 (Japan). Through the comparison of Western representation betwen China and Japan, the similarities and differences in their coverage have been revealed as even more striking, with regards to global politics and the international economy. The findings obtained from the empirical research have revealed that China was not only reported more unfavourably than Japan in terms of depth, but also across a broader range of areas spanning economics, politics, and military affairs. It has also emerged that all the four Western newsmagazines tended to centre their coverage on the United States and China in 2010, and the United States and Japan in 1987, although they did not speak in one collective voice with regard to their coverage of China and Japan.

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Studies Book

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Studies


  • Author : Chris Shei
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-05-30
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 682
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429596216

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The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Studies Excerpt :

This Handbook approaches Chinese Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective while attempting to establish a fundamental set of core values and tenets for the subject, in relation to the further development of Chinese Studies as an academic discipline. It aims to consolidate the current findings in Chinese Studies, extract the essence from each affiliated discipline, formulate a concrete set of ideas to represent the ‘Chineseness’ of the subject, establish a clear identity for the discipline and provide clear guidelines for further research and practice. Topics included in this Handbook cover a wide spectrum of traditional and newly added concerns in Chinese Studies, ranging from the Chinese political system and domestic governance to international relations, Chinese culture, literature and history, Chinese sociology (gender, middle class, nationalism, home ownership, dating) and Chinese opposition and activism. The Handbook also looks at widening the scope of Chinese Studies (Chinese psychology, postcolonialism and China, Chinese science and climate change), and some illustrations of innovative Chinese Studies research methods. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Studies is an essential reference for researchers and scholars in Chinese Studies, as well as students in the discipline.

Journalistic Stance in Chinese and Australian Hard News Book

Journalistic Stance in Chinese and Australian Hard News


  • Author : Changpeng Huan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-07-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811307911

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Journalistic Stance in Chinese and Australian Hard News Excerpt :

Adopting a multi-perspective ontological approach to language in social life, this book investigates the concept of journalistic stance, defining it as a nexus of social practice rather than simply linguistic realizations. It focuses on the discursive aspect of journalistic stance in news texts to analyse the ways journalistic stances are enacted in Chinese and Australian print-media, hard-news reporting. Further, using the appraisal framework, it identifies stance markers in news texts and examines the social-institutional and (inter)personal aspects of journalistic stance on the basis of insights gained from participant observation in news institutions in order to understand news-production processes. It also highlights the articulation of news values and the exercise of symbolic power in each news-production context. This book appeals to a wide range of researchers, such as discourse analysts in the field of news discourse and other scholars whose research is relevant to stance/evaluation, and those engaged in corpus-informed studies, along with those in the field journalism and communication.

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis Book

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis


  • Author : Chris Shei
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-01-14
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 674
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351819398

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The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis Excerpt :

Chinese is a discourse-oriented language and the underlying mechanisms of the language involve encoding and decoding so the language can be correctly delivered and understood. To date, there has been a lack of consolidation at the discourse level such that a reference framework for understanding the language in a top-down fashion is still underdeveloped. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis is the first to showcase the latest research in the field of Chinese discourse analysis to consolidate existing findings, put the language in both theoretical and socio-functional perspectives, offer guidance and insights for further research and inspire innovative ideas for exploring the Chinese language in the discourse domain. The book is aimed at both students and scholars researching in the areas of Chinese linguistics and discourse analysis.

Advances in Discourse Analysis of Translation and Interpreting Book

Advances in Discourse Analysis of Translation and Interpreting


  • Author : Binhua Wang
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-10-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000179088

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Advances in Discourse Analysis of Translation and Interpreting Excerpt :

This edited thematic collection features latest developments of discourse analysis in translation and interpreting studies. It investigates the process of how cultural and ideological intervention is conducted in translation and interpreting using a wide array of discourse analysis and systemic functional linguistic approaches and drawing on empirical data from the Chinese context. The book is divided into four main sections: I. uncovering positioning and ideology in interpreting and translation, II. linking linguistic approach with socio-cultural interpretation, III. discourse analysis into news translation and IV. analysis of multimodal and intersemiotic discourse in translation. The different approaches to discourse analysis provide a much-needed contribution to the field of translation and interpreting studies. This combination of discourse analysis and corpus analysis demonstrates the interconnectedness of these fields and offers a rich source of conceptual and methodological tools. This book will appeal to scholars and research students in translation and interpreting studies, cross-linguistic discourse analysis and Chinese studies.

Exploring Silence and Absence in Discourse Book

Exploring Silence and Absence in Discourse


  • Author : Melani Schröter
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-12-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319645803

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Exploring Silence and Absence in Discourse Excerpt :

This book fills a significant gap in the field by addressing the topic of absence in discourse. It presents a range of proposals as to how we can identify and analyse what is absent, and promotes the empirical study of absence and silence in discourse. The authors argue that these phenomena should hold a more central position in the field of discourse, and discuss these two topics at length in this innovative edited collection. It will appeal to students and scholars interested in discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis.

Civic Discourse  Civil Society  and Chinese Communities Book

Civic Discourse Civil Society and Chinese Communities


  • Author : Randy Kluver
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 1567504426

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Civic Discourse Civil Society and Chinese Communities Excerpt :

Brings together a set of chapters that investigate the communication practices through which Chinese societies are creating their civil foundations for the next millennium.

Chinese Discourse and Interaction Book

Chinese Discourse and Interaction


  • Author : Yuling Pan
  • Publisher : Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 1845536320

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Chinese Discourse and Interaction Excerpt :

The aim of this volume is to fill a knowledge-gap in pragmatic and discourse studies through high-quality research focusing on the theory and practice of Chinese discourse and, in a wider sense, interaction analysis. In spite of the fact that Chinese is one of the most thoroughly studied languages in pragmatics, and that it has a pivotal role in intercultural communication studies due to the increasing cultural and economic interaction between China and other countries, no large-scale study has been devoted to this topic until now. The international team of contributors to this book include the most renowned experts within the field who present their arguments in a reader-friendly manner, which makes the present work accessible to both experts of Chinese and discourse studies, as well as advanced students with an interest in communication and society, for example, those in departments of communication or business.

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis Book

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis


  • Author : Chris Shei
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-01-14
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 674
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351819381

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The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis Excerpt :

Chinese is a discourse-oriented language and the underlying mechanisms of the language involve encoding and decoding so the language can be correctly delivered and understood. To date, there has been a lack of consolidation at the discourse level such that a reference framework for understanding the language in a top-down fashion is still underdeveloped. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis is the first to showcase the latest research in the field of Chinese discourse analysis to consolidate existing findings, put the language in both theoretical and socio-functional perspectives, offer guidance and insights for further research and inspire innovative ideas for exploring the Chinese language in the discourse domain. The book is aimed at both students and scholars researching in the areas of Chinese linguistics and discourse analysis.

A Cross Cultural Study of Commercial Media Discourses Book

A Cross Cultural Study of Commercial Media Discourses


  • Author : Wenhui Yang
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-10-20
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 157
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811586170

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A Cross Cultural Study of Commercial Media Discourses Excerpt :

This book decodes commercial news discourses from the perspective of cognitive semantics. It attaches considerable importance to the bodily experientialism and linguistic embodiment advocated in discourse analysis and cognitive linguistics and explores the complex yet thought-provoking correlation between overt language and covert cognition by focusing on contrastive analyses of metaphors, image schemas, and stance markers in texts. On the basis of the analyses, the author discusses the linguistic applications, lexical devices and personal experiences, along with their embodied mechanisms, revealing the linguistic strategies, embodied cognitive linguistic actions and constructive thoughts used in media discourses on product promotion, human resources deployment, and commodity problem resolution. In turn, this sheds light on how linguistic selections and cognitive mechanisms are used in composing media news and on how public cognition on certain social and business issues might be framed. The combination of cognitive semantics and commercial discourse analysis offers comprehensive and rewarding insights into the cross-cultural research of both cognitive actions and linguistic behavior reflected in news reports and highlights the correlation between the use of wording and cognitive construction in discourses, which broadens the scope of discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, applied linguistics, and sociolinguistics. Further, the use of analytical measures and the effective integration of discourse analysis and cognitive semantics lend the book additional analytical authenticity, providing an empirical foundation for cross-cultural communication studies.