As China recovers from the Great Leap Backwards and re-establishes herself as a leading civilisation, what parts will the media play? And will the categories and framings that we Anglo-Americans are accustomed to applying - our leaky umbrella - help us to understand them? In examining these questions, Hugo de Burgh takes examples from newspapers and the internet, television and periodicals as illustrations of the Chinese communications revolution.
Hugo de Burgh is Professor of the Study of Journalism at the University of Westminster and Director of the China Media Centre. The Chinese Ministry of Education has appointed him a Professor at Tsinghua University under the PRC Government's 985 Programme.
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in Fyvie Hall.