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ERIC Number: ED309492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 49
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Chinese Communication Studies as a Field: A Citation Analysis of Chinese Communication Research in English-Language Journals.
Lau, Tuen-yu
To identify: (1) the disciplines integrated in Chinese communication studies; (2) the contribution of Chinese studies and communication journals and authors to the field; and (3) active research areas, a study employed the citation and co-citation network analysis method. The study selected articles about Chinese communication in 11 Chinese/Asian studies journals and 13 journalism/communication journals. From these articles, 561 citations were used in the analysis. The study covered Chinese communication studies between 1931 and 1987. Findings showed that: (1) in terms of disciplines, Chinese history was the most cited discipline, followed by journalism and communication; (2) cross-journal activities between communication and Chinese studies journals were few; (3) authors' academic affiliation indicated a lack of exchange between communication and Chinese studies authors; (4) there was an almost non-existent co-citation network; and (5) thus far there is no major research front, "hot topic," or classic work in Chinese communication studies. (Fourteen tables of data and two figures are included, and the Chinese Communication Co-Citation Study Coding Form is appended.) (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China