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

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Harrison, M (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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Abstract

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
Keywords: BBC; China Week
Journal or Publication Title: China Media Research
Page Range: pp. 17-25
ISSN: 1556-889X
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© 2007 China Media Research

Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2009 02:09
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:54
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