This book examines the role played by political communications, including media of all kinds - journalism, television, and film - in defining and shaping identity in Greater China; China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas Chinese. In the context of increasing cross-border interactions of people, investment and commercial products between the component parts of greater China, the book explores the idea that identity, rather than nation-states or political entities, may be the key factor in achieving further integration in Greater China. The book focuses on the ways in which identity is communicated, and shows how communication of identity within and between the component parts of greater China plays a central role in bringing about integration.
Gary D. Rawnsley is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Director of the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, University of Nottingham, UK. He has published widely on international communications and the politics of Taiwan.
Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley is Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, University of Nottingham, UK. Her research interests include media, democratisation and identity issues.
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'This volume is an important contribution to studies of political communication in general and to Chinese communication studies in particular.' - China Review International