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Plus ça change? Propaganda and thought work in the Xi Jinping era
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Anne-Marie Brady from the University of Canterbury to discuss the trends in contemporary propaganda and thought work under the Jiang and Hu eras.
Since Xi Jinping took charge as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party in 2012 there has been much talk of a crackdown on press and other political and civil freedoms in China. But is it perhaps a case of “plus ça change , plus c’est la même chose”? Professor Anne-Marie Brady will discuss the trends in contemporary propaganda and thought work under the Jiang and Hu eras and then examine to what extent Xi’s initiatives are a continuance of previous policies and where they might reflect a new direction.
About the Speaker
Professor Anne-Marie Brady, BA, MA Auckland, PhD ANU is a specialist in Chinese and polar politics based at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. She is a fluent Mandarin speaker, who specialises in Chinese and polar politics. She is editor-in-chief of The Polar Journal, and has written nine books and over forty scholarly articles on topics ranging from China’s modern propaganda system, foreigner-management in China and competing foreign policy interests in Antarctica. Her latest monograph examines China’s polar policies.
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