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ERIC Number: ED309445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
Journalism Studies in China, 1903-1985.
Lau, Tuen-yu
By analyzing the subject matter of journalism books published in China since 1903, a study reviews the scope and trends of Chinese journalism studies, specifically the post-1949 developments after the Chinese Communist Party came to power. The study analyzes 1,245 titles of journalism books from 1903 to 1985, compiled in the "China Journalism Yearbook" from 1982 to 1986 and the "China Television Broadcasting Yearbook 1986" and considers the subject matter of the books published and when they were published. Findings included: (1) political and economic development in China had a direct impact on journalism studies in China; (2) scope of journalism was very narrow with three emphases--print journalism theory, skills, and history; (3) half of the books were written by single authors; (4) foreign sources played a significant role in China's journalism development; (5) Beijing and Shanghai were the two major publishing centers in China; (6) the Chinese journalism studies development was similar to United States journalism development as reviewed by Wilbur Schramm in 1957; and (7) the Chinese experience did not have the facilitating factors identified by Schramm that had contributed to United States journalism growth. (Forty notes and 14 tables of data are included; 30 references and two appendixes containing the codes used in the study and a list of Chinese provinces and regions are attached.) (MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China