Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Communication Studies

Language

English

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Deliberative rhetoric, democracy, Chinese culture

Publication Date

4-2017

Source Publication Title

China Media Research

Volume

13

Issue

2

Start Page

46

End Page

53

Publisher

American Chinese Media Research Association ; China Media Report Overseas

Peer Reviewed

1

Copyright

Ling Chen. A Preliminary Analysis of Discourses about China and Democracy. Copyright© 2017 by chinamediaresearch.net

ISSN (print)

1556889X

Included in

Communication Commons

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