China Ink: The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism (Asian Voices)

China Ink: The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism (Asian Voices)

By: Judy Polumbaum (author), Xiong Lei (with)Paperback

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This lively book explores individual and societal changes in contemporary China through the compelling personal accounts of young Chinese journalists. China's media are central to public life in the most populous nation on earth, and have also become increasingly relevant to communication and understanding on a global scale. Through a series of engaging oral histories, Judy Polumbaum puts a human face on vital political and philosophical issues of freedom of expression and information that will shape China's future. The author's extended and frank conversations with journalists from a range of news outlets reveal diversity, passion, humor, and optimism that belie the stereotype of journalists as cogs in a rigidly controlled machine. Neither dissidents nor paragons but rather people working day in and day out within China's existing and evolving media, these talented and ambitious reporters open new windows to understanding Chinese journalism and intellectual life. Some of their tales could happen only in China; others will resonate with readers everywhere. As the first book to explore experiences and ideas of everyday journalists who are helping to shape their rapidly changing country, this unique and timely work will appeal to all those interested in China's dynamic society.

About Author

Judy Polumbaum is a former newspaper reporter. She is currently professor of journalism and mass communication at The University of Iowa. Along with Gao Yuan, she cowrote Born Red: A Chronicle of the Cultural Revolution and Lure the Tiger Out of the Mountains: The Thirty-six Stratagems of Ancient China. Xiong Lei spent 25 years as a reporter and editor for China Features, an English-language feature service of Xinhua News Agency. She is an environmental writer and consultant in Beijing.


Preface by Aryeh Neier Introduction by Judy Polumbaum Part I: The Changing Establishment Chapter 1: Wang Jun, Outlook Weekly Chapter 2: Zhou Yijun, Xinhua News Agency Chapter 3: Lin Gu, China Features Chapter 4: Gong Wen, People's Daily Chapter 5: Tan Hongkai, China Daily Chapter 6: Jin Yongquan, China Youth News Part II: Into the Fray Chapter 7: Li Yang, China Newsweek Chapter 8: Liu Jianqiang, Southern Weekend Chapter 9: Hu Zhibin, The First Chapter 10: Zhan Minhui, Beijing News Part III: In the Niches Chapter 11: Lu Yi, Sanlian Life Weekly Chapter 12: Yang Jin, Nationalities Pictorial Chapter 13: Zhang Xuguang, China Sports News Chapter 14: Ma Yin, Titan News Part IV: Over the Air Chapter 15: Liu Qian, China Central Television Chapter 16: Ai Da, Beijing Television Chapter 17: Xiang Fei, China National Radio Part V: New Configurations Chapter 18: Wang Shuo, Finance & Economics Magazine Chapter 19: Liu Zouwei, 21st Century Business Herald Chapter 20: Zhang Lixian, Readers Warehouse

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742556683
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 214
  • ID: 9780742556683
  • weight: 331
  • ISBN10: 0742556689

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