File Download
  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

postgraduate thesis: A study on media discourse on nuclear energy in China

TitleA study on media discourse on nuclear energy in China
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Chan, C. [陳清華]. (2012). A study on media discourse on nuclear energy in China. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4854426
AbstractThe purpose of this paper was to study how the meaning of nuclear power was constructed in pre- and post-Fukushima media discourse in China, and verify whether media discourse had been manipulated to legitimize the development of nuclear power in the country. To this end, this paper integrated qualitative and quantitative methods: computer-assisted content analysis and frame analysis. The findings of discourse analysis on China’s English newspapers were compared with views of interviewed key stakeholders in the field. The paper identified the “progress” package, which entailed China needed nuclear power for economic growth/low carbon growth, as the dominant interpretation in media discourse. The “runaway” package offered by some stakeholders, which entailed nuclear power was unsafe so China should withdraw from it, was excluded from media discourse. The findings showed a high possibility of manipulation over media discourse by the government. This paper also allowed a fuller understanding of the nuclear power issue in China, with the hope of increasing the level of awareness of nuclear safety and promoting public participation within nuclear decision-making.
DegreeMaster of Science in Environmental Management
SubjectNuclear energy - China.
Dept/ProgramEnvironmental Management
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/180102

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorChan, Ching-wah.-
dc.contributor.author陳清華.-
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-17T02:25:22Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-17T02:25:22Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationChan, C. [陳清華]. (2012). A study on media discourse on nuclear energy in China. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4854426-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/180102-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper was to study how the meaning of nuclear power was constructed in pre- and post-Fukushima media discourse in China, and verify whether media discourse had been manipulated to legitimize the development of nuclear power in the country. To this end, this paper integrated qualitative and quantitative methods: computer-assisted content analysis and frame analysis. The findings of discourse analysis on China’s English newspapers were compared with views of interviewed key stakeholders in the field. The paper identified the “progress” package, which entailed China needed nuclear power for economic growth/low carbon growth, as the dominant interpretation in media discourse. The “runaway” package offered by some stakeholders, which entailed nuclear power was unsafe so China should withdraw from it, was excluded from media discourse. The findings showed a high possibility of manipulation over media discourse by the government. This paper also allowed a fuller understanding of the nuclear power issue in China, with the hope of increasing the level of awareness of nuclear safety and promoting public participation within nuclear decision-making.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B48544267-
dc.subject.lcshNuclear energy - China.-
dc.titleA study on media discourse on nuclear energy in China-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4854426-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Science in Environmental Management-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEnvironmental Management-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4854426-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats