After a period of self-imposed exclusion, Chinese society is in the process of a massive transformation in the name of economic progress and integration into the world economy, yet the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is seeking to maintain its rule over China indefinitely. Examining Chinese propaganda and thought work in the current period offers readers a unique understanding of how the CCP will address real and perceived threats to stability and its continued hold on power.
Anne-Marie Brady is associate professor in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Canterbury. She is the presenter for the BBC documentary "The Message from China."
Introduction Chapter 1: Guiding Hand: The Role of the Propaganda System Chapter 2: From Thought Reform to Economic Reform: Comparing Propaganda and Thought Work in Different Eras Chapter 3: China's Unseen Engineers: Reform and Modernization in the Propaganda System Chapter 4: Regimenting the Public Mind: The Methods of Control in the Propaganda System Chapter 5: Sex Crime, Wheels of Law, and Song Zuying: Managing Information Communication Technology in China Chapter 6: Combating Hostile Forces: China's Foreign Propaganda Work since 1989 Chapter 7: Models and Anti-Models: Searching for a New, New China Chapter 8: The Rebirth of the Propaganda State Glossary