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China week on the BBC: the media making knowledge and writing history

Harrison, Mark (2007) China week on the BBC: the media making knowledge and writing history. China Media Research, 3 (1). pp. 17-25. ISSN 1556-889X


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In March of 2005, the British Broadcasting Corporation ran a special week of programming about China in its news and current affairs services on television and radio called “China Week”. This paper argues that the BBC was engaged in a specific task of producing knowledge about China in which a traditional commitment to media objectivity conflicted with a self-conscious interpretation of China for a British audience. The paper suggests that in this ambiguity was a failure to understand the way the BBC was writing a Chinese history or to acknowledge the ideological implications of such a task.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:BBC, China Week
Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
ID Code:4431
Deposited On:09 Aug 2007
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:32

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