Professor Anne-Marie Brady (Professor of Political Science, University of Canterbury)
"Propaganda and Thought Work in Contemporary China"
April 13, 2015
The Chinese government puts a high value on propaganda work, describing it as the life blood (shengmingxian) of the Party- State in the current era. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has historically divided propaganda work into two categories: internal (duinei) and external (duiwai), meaning that which is directed toward Chinese people and that which is directed toward foreigners in China, the Overseas Chinese, and the outside world in general. CCP propaganda specialists also divide propaganda into four types: political, economic, cultural, and social. Relevant offices within the Chinese Party-State administration take responsibility for propaganda work related to their area of expertise. This talk outlines changes in China’s modernized propaganda system from the era of Jiang Zemin (1989-2002) to the era of Xi Jinping (2012-); discussing them in the context of the CCP’s hold on political power.
For more information: eap.einaudi.cornell.edu/ccci-spring-2015