China in and Beyond the Headlines

In the third volume of this popular series, leading experts provide fascinating and unexpected insights into critical issues in today's China.

Author: Timothy B. Weston

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442209046

Category: History

Page: 354

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In the third volume of this popular series, leading experts provide fascinating and unexpected insights into critical issues in today's China. They address such key topics as civil society, consumerism, environmental adversity, ethnic tension, the Internet, legal reform, new media and social networking, nationalist tourism, sex, and popular culture, as well the costs of urban gigantism, to portray the complexity of life in contemporary China—and how, increasingly, it speaks to the everyday experience of Americans.
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China Beyond the Headlines

The headlines are replete with information about these matters and yet there is a great deal about China , perhaps the ... that people in the United States cannot know unless they make a concerted effort to get beyond the headlines .

Author: Timothy B. Weston

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847698556

Category: Political Science

Page: 366

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This unique book takes the reader Obeyond the headlinesO to explore a China few Westerners have seen. The authors argue that the great gap between what specialists understand and the general public believes has led to distorted and potentially dangerous misunderstandings of China. Seeking to bridge that gap, a group of prominent scholars and activists challenge readers to move past the usual images of China presented by the media and to think about the common problems shared by China and the United States. In a morally engaged spirit, they explore such issues as environmental degradation, unemployment, growing inequality, ethnicity, human rights, corruption, and changing images of women to bring to life the fabric of contemporary Chinese life and how it twines around the political consciousness of Americans.
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China s Transformations

Trouble-makers or truth-sayers? : the peculiar status of foreign correspondents in China / Martin Fackler -- The political roots of China's environmental degradation / Judith Shapiro -- Fueling China's capitalist transformation : the human ...

Author: Lionel M. Jensen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 074253863X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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Trouble-makers or truth-sayers? : the peculiar status of foreign correspondents in China / Martin Fackler -- The political roots of China's environmental degradation / Judith Shapiro -- Fueling China's capitalist transformation : the human cost / Timothy B. Weston -- Qigong, Falun Gong, and the body politic in contemporary China / David Ownby -- Narratives to live by : the century of humiliation and Chinese national identity today / Peter Hays Gries -- The Internet : a force to transform Chinese society? / Xiao Qiang -- The politics of filmmaking and movie watching / Sylvia Li-chün Lin -- Fictional China / Howard Goldblatt -- Of rice and meat : real Chinese food / Susan D. Blum -- Herding the masses : public opinion and democracy in today's China / Tong Lam -- Sex tourism and lure of the ethnic erotic in Southwest China / Sandra Teresa Hyde -- Welcome to paradise! : a Sino-U.S. joint-venture project / Tim Oakes -- The new Chinese intellectual : globalized, disoriented, reoriented / Timothy Cheek -- Reporting China since the 1960s / John Gittings -- Afterword: China, the United States and the fragile planet / Lionel M. Jensen.
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Chinese Characters

Foreword John K. Fairbank is quoted from Stephen R. MacKinnon and Oris Friesen's China Reporting: An Oral History of ... with China, see the latest volume in Lionel Jensen and Timothy Weston's “China beyond the Headlines” series, ...

Author: Angilee Shah

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520270275

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

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Poignant, humorous and confusing stories of utterly ordinary people living through China's extraordinary transformations. The collection of essays creates a multifaceted portrait of a country in motion, and is an introduction to some of the best writing on China today.
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China in the 21st Century

Astute and accessible treatments of many issues dealt with in this chapter can be found in a trio of books edited by Lionel M. Jensen and Timothy B. Weston: China beyond the Headlines (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000), ...

Author: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199974962

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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Jeffrey Wasserstrom offers a fully updated and revised edition of his popular introdution to China, providing cogent answers to the most urgent questions regarding modern China, and a framework for understanding its meteoric rise.
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America Perceived

The Making of Chinese Images of the United States, 1945-1953 Hong Zhang, Professor of Economics Hong Zhang. 6. Yuan Ming , " Chinese Intellectuals ... See the article in China Beyond the Headlines , ed . Timothy B. Weston and Lionel M.

Author: Hong Zhang

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313310017

Category: History

Page: 210

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Places the shifting perceptions of the United States among a significant political group--young, volatile, and politically active urban Chinese--into historical perspective through the examination of the origin, development, and eruption of their anti-American sentiments.
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Chinese Television in the Twenty First Century

Evans, Harriet (2000) “Marketing Femininity: Images of the Modern Chinese Woman.” In Timothy B. Weston and Lionel M. Jensen, eds., China beyond the Headlines. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 217–244. Farrer, James and Sun Zhongxin ...

Author: Ruoyun Bai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317755548

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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The past two decades witnessed the rise of television entertainment in China. Although television networks are still state-owned and Party-controlled in China, the ideological landscape of television programs has become increasingly diverse and even paradoxical, simultaneously subservient and defiant, nationalistic and cosmopolitan, moralistic and fun-loving, extravagant and mundane. Studying Chinese television as a key node in the network of power relationships, therefore, provides us with a unique opportunity to understand the tension-fraught and , paradox-permeated conditions of Chinese post-socialism. This book argues for a serious engagement with television entertainment. rethinking, It addresses the following questions. How is entertainment television politically and culturally significant in the Chinese context? How have political, industrial, and technological changes in the 2000s affected the way Chinese television relates to the state and society? How can we think of media regulation and censorship without perpetuating the myth of a self-serving authoritarian regime vs. a subdued cultural workforce? What do popular televisual texts tell us about the unsettled and reconfigured relations between commercial television and the state? The book presents a number of studies of popular television programs that are sensitive to the changing production and regulatory contexts for Chinese television in the twenty-first century. As an interdisciplinary study of the television industry, this book covers a number of important issues in China today, such as censorship, nationalism, consumerism, social justice, and the central and local authorities. As such, it will appeal to a broad audience including students and scholars of Chinese culture and society, media studies, television studies, and cultural studies.
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The Power of Position

Why this should be—how Beida's historical importance has come to transcend that of a mere institution of higher learning--is a question at the heart of this book.

Author: Timothy B. Weston

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520929906

Category: History

Page: 338

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Throughout the twentieth century, Beijing University (or Beida) has been at the center of China's greatest political and cultural upheavals—from the May Fourth Movement of 1919 to the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s to the tragic events in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Why this should be—how Beida's historical importance has come to transcend that of a mere institution of higher learning--is a question at the heart of this book. A study of intellectuals and political culture during the past century's tumultuous early decades, The Power of Position is the first to focus on Beida, China's oldest and best-known national university. Timothy B. Weston portrays the university as a key locus used by intellectuals to increase their influence in society. Weston analyzes the links between intellectuals' political and cultural commitments and their specific manner of living. He also compares Beijing's intellectual culture with that of the rising metropolis of Shanghai. What emerges is a remarkably nuanced and complex picture of life at China's leading university, especially in the decades leading up to the May Fourth Movement.
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