‘Talking of China…’ : BBC radio talks on the People’s Republic of China 1949-1976

Brayne Patterson, Mae (2020) ‘Talking of China…’ : BBC radio talks on the People’s Republic of China 1949-1976. MA(Res) thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

Unlike many of the studies of the geopolitical consequences of British radio, this project centres on the BBC’s Home Services as opposed to its External Services, focusing on the talks given by travellers to the People’s Republic of China. This project covers a period of significant changes in the geopolitical landscape of the Cold War, along with great changes in the relationship between Britain and China. Despite this, the main finding has been that the speakers were largely positive in their accounts. In both their remarks on China’s ancient civilisation and the modern changes implemented by the Communist Party, travellers were often complementary.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (MA(Res))
Supervisors: Matless, David
Heffernan, Michael
Keywords: BBC home service, Chinese-British relations, Cold War, Radio broadcasts
Subjects: D History - General and Old World > DS Asia
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education > School of Geography
Item ID: 60626
Depositing User: Brayne Patterson, Mae
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2020 04:40
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2020 04:40
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/60626

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