Department of Communication Studies
Based on examination of expressed opinions and views, online or offline, this essay attends to talks or discussion about democracy. These talks are taken as discursive manifestation of sociocultural aspirations revealed in a sample of contemporary deliberative rhetoric in China. A selective, small survey of related discourses identifies three arguments for two positions about China and democracy. Historical events, analogy and comparison are shown to remain favored rhetorical strategies in such deliberation.
Deliberative rhetoric, democracy, Chinese culture
Source Publication Title
China Media Research
American Chinese Media Research Association ; China Media Report Overseas
Ling Chen. A Preliminary Analysis of Discourses about China and Democracy. Copyright© 2017 by chinamediaresearch.net
Chen, Ling. "A preliminary analysis of discourses about China and democracy." China Media Research 13.2 (2017): 46-53.