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China week on the BBC: The media making knowledge and writing history
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-26, 16:03 authored by Harrison, M
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‚ÄövÑvp. 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.
Publication titleChina Media Research
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