China’s Contemporary Image and Rhetoric Practice


Does title or content matter?: Examining China’s partnerships with text classificationChina’s partnerships: title or content?Empirical findingsWords associated with a topicEstimated effect of partnerships’ titles on issue distributionEstimated effect of partnership treatiesConclusionReferencesCritical discourse analysis of 2010 China–US trade dispute in the headlines of Western newsmagazinesResearch design and methodsSelection of the newsmagazinesTime period under studyPurposive-representative samplingCDA application I: Van Dijk’s macro-rulesAnalytical procedures: deriving the topics of headlinesCDA application II: Van Leeuwen’s socio-semantic inventoryInclusion and exclusionRole allocationFunctionalisation, identification, and appraisementAssociation and dissociationPersonalisation and impersonalisationAnalytical procedures: representation of social actorsAnalysis of American perspective (Time)Macro-rulesInclusion and exclusionRole allocation: activation and passivationFunctionalisation, identification and appraisementAssociation and dissociationPersonalisation and impersonalisationAnalysis of British perspective (The Economist)Macro-rulesInclusion and exclusionRole allocation: activation and passivationAssociation and dissociationPersonalisation and impersonalisationAnalysis of French perspective (L’Express)Macro-rulesInclusion and exclusionRole allocation: activation and passivationFunctionalisation, identification and appraisementAssociation and dissociationPersonalisation and impersonalisationAnalysis of German perspective (Der Spiegel)Macro-ruleInclusion and exclusionRole allocation: activation and passivationFunctionalisation, identification and appraisementAssociation and dissociationPersonalisation and impersonalisationConclusionReferencesThe language of ‘China threat’: A case study of the BBC television documentary series ‘The Chinese Are Coming’Contextual backgroundThe storylineThe production featuresThe sketch of China’s role in AfricaAnalysisVisual language: image analysisChina threat: the exploiter of natural resourcesChina threat: the wild animal killerChina threat: the human rights violatorChina threat: the unfair competitor and traderChina threat: the mouthpiece of the Communist PartyChina threat: the military threatVerbal language: textual analysisLanguage analysis at rhetoric levelLanguage analysis at sentence levelLanguage analysis at vocabulary levelSound effects and lighting as multi-modesConclusionReferencesDigital media, governance, and the making of youth in contemporary ChinaDigital media as technology of governanceProduce 101 as cultivation of collective moralitiesSurvival of the kindest: individual aims and collective goodThe China Dream as millennial aspirationsConclusions: new people for a new eraReferencesInvestigating the discursive construction of traditional Chinese medicine on Chinese national mediaSituating TCM within discourse studiesData and methodologyMethodologyAnalysis and discussionKey word analysisConcordance analysisA national treasure of China with unique identityA partnership between TCM and MWMA national treasure becoming internationalSocial and cultural interpretationConclusionAbbreviations used in this chapterReferencesAnalyzing and interpreting COVID-19-related texts in Chinese: A systemic functional perspectiveSystemic Functional Linguistics as appliable linguisticsCOVID-19-related texts in Chinese as instances in the strata of semanticsApproaching COVID-19-related Chinese texts from fieldTexts of semiotic processesTexts of semiotic processes potentially leading to social processesConclusionAcknowledgmentsNotesChineseness in Bian Zhilin’s pre-war poetry: An exploration of utopian notion and New PoetryThe utopian notion and its relevance in Bian Zhilin’s pre-war poetry and New PoetryMetaphysical solitude vs. fin de siècle decadence in Bian’s poetic image of autumnDusk in autumn: the classical sorrow of ganshi youguo (感时忧国), youchan weiji (忧谗畏讥) and the beauty of passive virtue (弱德之美)Style and ambience: imagination of classical ChinesenessThe source and meaning of private symbols in Bian’s pre-war poetrySensibility in Bian’s pre-war poetry: a Chinese ‘child’ of Symbolism and MetaphysicalismThe Chinese self in xiangchou utopiaImagination of self, time and the motif xiangchou in ‘Chi Ba’A homophony of despair: xiangchou and utopia in China‘O Return’: the lyrical construction of xiangchou utopia in search of inner peaceConclusion: Xiangchou and the backward-looking utopia in New PoetryBibliographyRhetoric in Chinese patriotic translators’ discourse fuelled by the translating of foreign literatureChinese patriotic translators’ rhetoricThe Rhetoric Model of TranslationLin Shu (林纾): monolinguistic translatorYan Fu (严复): scholarly translatorConcluding remarksReferences