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- DescriptionThis volume clearly reflects the obsession of Greater China - a phrase encompassing China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Chinese diaspora - with the transition of Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule, t to mention the possible reunification of China's 'renegade province', Taiwan and the Mainland. These deep concerns drive t only the research agenda, but also the daily conversation of people in Hong Kong. Indeed, the most frequently asked question asked here for years has been 'What is going to happen after 1997?' Well, part of the answer to this question is to be found in these pages. In the lead article by Chin-Chuan Lee, Joseph Man Chan and Paul S. N. Lee, we learn that the 'liberal journalism education' of Hong Kong news reporters is regarded as 'bourgeois' by Mainland political leaders, who still view the press as a tool of the state. Perhaps as a result, Hong Kong journalists feel anxious about their future, and very few are confident about press freedom w that the Chinese government has taken control. In sum, the 'future news order will be uneven, indeterminate, and full of contradictions which will entail partial compromises, advances and withdrawal,' say the authors. This is just one of several interesting studies here. Any scholar with special interest in mass communication and Greater China will find this volume seminal in stimulating understanding of the issues.
- Author BiographyBryce T. McIntyre was an American print journalist before entering academia in midlife. He was a city hall reporter for the Rutland Herald (Rutland, Vermont), a political affairs writer for the Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona), and editor of the Morning Journal (near Youngstown, Ohio). He subsequently was director of a special research project for the San Francisco Newspaper Agency, publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner. He also was executive director of the California Society of Newspaper Editors and a consultant for KQED-TV in San Francisco, one of America's largest Public Broadcasting System affiliates. He received his doctorate from the Institute for Communication Research at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, and currently teaches journalism at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
- PublisherChannel View Publications Ltd
- Date of Publication11/12/1997
- SubjectCommunication & Media
- Series TitleMonographs on Asian Pacific communication
- Place of PublicationBristol
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMultilingual Matters
- Weight339 g
- Width168 mm
- Height248 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Edited byBryce T. McIntyre
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