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Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Online Lecture

Seeing China Through Its Media

Professor Hugo de Burgh

China’s media provide a window into the Chinese mind, as the country asserts itself in the world as a great power. What do Chinese people think is the purpose of life? What matters most to them? In what do they believe? How do officials and journalists explain their responsibilities? 

This lecture will use examples – from a report on Coronavirus to a popular soap about rural life – to explore these questions and compare them with Western beliefs. 


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Hugo de Burgh is Director of the China Media Centre at the University of Westminster, which he founded in January 2005. He earlier ran the Centre for Media Research at Goldsmith's College. 

He is founder, and Honorary Chairman of, Europe’s first dual-language English Chinese School, Kensington Wade. His expertise ranges through international media and investigative journalism, China's culture industries and policy.

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