Editorial: ‘One City, Many Tales’: COVID-19, perception, and the importance of contextualization

Zhang, Xiaoling (2021) Editorial: ‘One City, Many Tales’: COVID-19, perception, and the importance of contextualization. Global Media and China, 6 (1). pp. 3-7. ISSN 2059-4364

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This introduction to the special issue summarizes the contributions from the five leading scholars in the field—their contribution to the conceptualization of such concepts as soft power, sharp power, image shaping, image reception, as well as methodological approaches. It highlights the importance of contextualizing their findings for a full understanding of the image of China in the media narratives examined. In doing so, the Introduction lays foundation for further investigations on the relationship between media coverage of health crisis and image construction as the world continues to fight against the virus.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Conceptualization; contextualization; further study; image reception; image shaping; methodological approach; sharp power; soft power
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of International Communications
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/2059436421999117
Depositing User: Wu, Cocoa
Date Deposited: 07 May 2021 08:34
Last Modified: 07 May 2021 08:34
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/65289

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