Professors Hugo de Burgh and Daya Kishan Thussu from the China Media Centre and the Communication and Media Research Institute will deliver a presentation on the domestic and international implications of the expansion of Chinese media and communications on the global media landscape at The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

Both speakers will be on hand to sign copies of their latest books, entitled China’s Media in the Emerging World Order (University of Buckingham Press: 2017) and China’s Media Go Global (Routledge: 2018) which will be on sale.

Refreshments will be served from 10:30am.

Location: Royal United Services Institute, 61 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2ET

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About the presentation

The Chinese media are going global for a purpose, which is intimately connected with their history and culture. President Xi Jinping is insisting that the media perform roles traditional in Chinese culture, as part of his programme of strengthening Chinese identity, and urging non-acceptance of Anglo-American cultural hegemony in favour of a renaissance of Chinese civilisation. What should be our reaction?

As part of its ‘going out’ strategy, China is using media to promote its views and vision to the wider world and to counter negative images in the US-dominated international media. Drawing on material from their latest books, Professor Hugo de Burgh and Professor Daya Thussu will examine the domestic and international implications of the unprecedented expansion of Chinese media and communications on the global media landscape.

About the speakers

Hugo de Burgh is Professor of the Study of Journalism and Director of the China Media Centre at the University of Westminster. He is also Professor in the School of Media and Communications at Tsinghua University. Professor de Burgh previously worked for fifteen years in British TV. He is the writer and presenter of The West You Don’t Know, a seven-part documentary series which was the first commission by China Central Television of a foreign-made current affairs programme. His latest book is China’s Media in the Emerging World Order.

Daya Thussu is Professor of International Communication, Co-Director of the India Media Centre and Research Advisor to the China Media Centre at the University of Westminster in London. He is the author / editor of eighteen books, and is the Founder and Managing Editor of the Sage journals Global Media and Communication and Editor-in-Chief of Global Media and China. In 2014, he was honoured with a ‘Distinguished Scholar Award’ by the International Studies Association. His latest book, entitled China’s Media Go Global, co-edited with Professor Hugo de Burgh and Professor Anbin Shi, was published by Routledge in 2018.