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TitleRepresentations of ethnic minorities in China's university media
 
AuthorsZhao, Z2
Postiglione, GA1
 
KeywordsChina
Discourse
Ethnic minority groups
Representation
State multiculturalism
University media
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/01596306.asp
 
CitationDiscourse, 2010, v. 31 n. 3, p. 319-334 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01596301003786928
 
AbstractThis paper examines the representation of ethnic minorities in China through a review of campus newspapers, a major print medium in which universities exercise power over the discourse of cultural recognition. Three universities attended by minority students were selected. A two-dimensional mode (content and configuration) is established to analyze ethnic representations. A combination of content analysis and discourse analysis is used to categorize and analyze text and photographs relevant to ethnicity. The study concludes that (1) different discursive practices are employed to construct 'images' of ethnic groups as 'Others' or 'Us'; (2) representations of ethnic minorities and the Han generate three discursive dichotomies between minority and majority: minority groups are distinctive, potentially separatistic, and visible; and the Han people are normative, patriotic, and invisible, respectively; (3) the university media reflects an ideology of 'state multiculturalism' that constructs a reflexive representation of the relationship between majority and minority. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
 
ISSN0159-6306
2013 Impact Factor: 0.546
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01596301003786928
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000286821300004
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.date.issued2010
 
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the representation of ethnic minorities in China through a review of campus newspapers, a major print medium in which universities exercise power over the discourse of cultural recognition. Three universities attended by minority students were selected. A two-dimensional mode (content and configuration) is established to analyze ethnic representations. A combination of content analysis and discourse analysis is used to categorize and analyze text and photographs relevant to ethnicity. The study concludes that (1) different discursive practices are employed to construct 'images' of ethnic groups as 'Others' or 'Us'; (2) representations of ethnic minorities and the Han generate three discursive dichotomies between minority and majority: minority groups are distinctive, potentially separatistic, and visible; and the Han people are normative, patriotic, and invisible, respectively; (3) the university media reflects an ideology of 'state multiculturalism' that constructs a reflexive representation of the relationship between majority and minority. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
 
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dc.identifier.citationDiscourse, 2010, v. 31 n. 3, p. 319-334 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01596301003786928
 
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dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/01596306.asp
 
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
 
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dc.rightsThis is an electronic version of an article published in Discourse (Abingdon): studies in the cultural politics of education, 2010, v. 31 n. 3, p. 319-334. The article is vailable online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01596301003786928
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.subjectChina
 
dc.subjectDiscourse
 
dc.subjectEthnic minority groups
 
dc.subjectRepresentation
 
dc.subjectState multiculturalism
 
dc.subjectUniversity media
 
dc.titleRepresentations of ethnic minorities in China's university media
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Hong Kong Institute of Education