New Book on Chinese Media
Changing Media, Changing China, a new edited volume by Susan L. Shirk, director of the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and professor at UC-San Diego, has been released by Oxford University Press. The book is an essential read for anyone interested in how the world’s most populous nation is grappling with a new global media culture, and what impact this is having on Chinese politics and society.
The book opens with a chapter from CMP director Qian Gang and CMP researcher David Bandurski called “China’s Emerging Public Sphere.” The chapter deals with changes in China’s media through the 1990s and up to today, including such trends as media commercialization, journalistic professionalism and the rise of new media.
The book also features a chapter by CDT’s Xiao Qiang titled, “The Rise of Online Public Opinion and Its Political Impact.” Other chapters are by Hu Shuli, Zhan Jiang, Tai Ming Cheung, and others.