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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 has the Walt Disney Chair in Global Media and Communications, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University. He is Director of the China Media Centre, London, which he founded in January 2005. He earlier ran the Centre for Media Research at Goldsmith's College and the Fudan-Nottingham Chinese Media Project.

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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