Lec 10.2 - Re-inventing Propaganda in China

Lec 10.2 - Re-inventing Propaganda in China - Re-inventing...

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Unformatted text preview: Re-inventing Propaganda in ChinaFrom Political Indoctrination to Party Publicity Inc.Down with American Imperialists and Russian Revisionists!One World, One DreamComparisons•Why was it that information openness helped to bring down the USSR, but not the PRC?–Greater willingness to use force–Information reforms did not go as far as “Glasnost”–Fewer political reforms, such as elections that contributed to factionalism within the system.–Nevertheless, within the party, lack of propaganda discipline was considered a significant contributor to the Tiananmen crisisBackground•Following crisis, PRC pushed forward with economic reforms but not political reforms. •Main aspect of economic reforms was “de-centralization,” which occurred in the media sector as well.•De-centralization and economic reform contributes to the proliferation of media outlets. Goes from a few hundred newspapers nationwide to a few thousand.•Reduction of state-subsidies means that newspapers must now sink or swim in the marketplace.•Central tension within the print news media is how to be profitable and given audiences what they want and still toe the party line.System of control...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2010 for the course PSCI 0413 taught by Professor Lewis during the Winter '10 term at Middlebury.

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Lec 10.2 - Re-inventing Propaganda in China - Re-inventing...

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