AbstractsPolitical Science

After March 14 Tibet Riots: A New Wave of Chinese Nationalism

by Yang Lai

Institution: Ohio University
Department: International Development Studies (International Studies)
Degree: MA
Year: 2010
Keywords: Communication; Mass Media; Political Science; Sociology; Chinese nationalism; communication; critical theory; Tibet; narrative bias; mass media; cyberspace
Record ID: 1876644
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The thesis is a case study of the Chinese nationalist movements after the Tibet riots in 2008. It is a qualitative research study. I use critical theory to analyze the stimulus of the movement, the new characteristics of the movement, as well as its impact to the country and international society. My study indicates that narrative bias in China and the West has been the main obstacle for dialogue between China and the West, as well as China and Tibet. Hence, more communicative actions are necessary for conciliation.