Changing Media, Changing China, a new edited volume by Susan L. Shirk, director of the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and professor at UC-San Diego, has been released by Oxford University Press. The book is an essential read for anyone interested in how the world’s most populous nation is grappling with a new global media culture, and what impact this is having on Chinese politics and society.
The book opens with a chapter from CMP director Qian Gang and CMP researcher David Bandurski called “China’s Emerging Public Sphere.” The chapter deals with changes in China’s media through the 1990s and up to today, including such trends as media commercialization, journalistic professionalism and the rise of new media.
Other writers in the volume include Hu Shuli (胡舒立), former Caijing magazine editor-in-chief and founder of Caixin Media, Chinese journalism professor Zhan Jiang (展江) — both CMP fellows — Xiao Qiang, editor of the Berkeley-based China Digital Times, and Columbia Law School professor Benjamin Liebman.
A full description of the book can be found at the Oxford University Press website.