Between national and local: Identity representations of post-colonial Hong Kong in a local English newspaper

  title={Between national and local: Identity representations of post-colonial Hong Kong in a local English newspaper},
  author={Ming Liu and Jialin Zhong},
  journal={Discourse, Context and Media},
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An introduction to the special issue on “Language, politics and media: The Hong Kong protests”

Protests and social movements have become part of Hong Kong’s local politics since the 1970s. However, protests against the proposed extradition bill in 2019‒20 turned out to be the most violent

The politics of fear in Hong Kong protest representations

This study gives a corpus-assisted discourse study of the representations of 2019 Hong Kong protests in the New York Times. With the corpus-analytic tools Wmatrix and Wordsmith, it examines both

Stancetaking in Hong Kong political discourse

  • Ming Liu
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  • 2022
This study gives a corpus-assisted discourse study (CADS) of stancetaking in the public speeches of three former Chief Executives. Three large corpora have been built by collecting all the public

“Climate change” vs. “global warming”: A corpus-assisted discourse analysis of two popular terms in The New York Times

Abstract “Climate change” and “global warming” are two popular terms that may be often used interchangeably in news media. This study proposes to give a corpus-assisted discourse study of the

Social Identity and Consumer Preferences: Search for Relationship (Example of Local Food)

Background. With the growing role of economic environment in the socialization of a modern person, there is an increasing interest in understanding the socio-psychological mechanisms of human



Hong Kong identity and the press–politics dynamics: a corpus-assisted discourse study

This article uses corpus-assisted discourse studies to examine the discursive construction of collective identity in the Hong Kong press, particularly with regard to its relationship with mainland

Media discourses in Hong Kong: change in representation of human rights

Abstract This study examines the change in the representation of human rights issues in a corpus containing over 5,000 articles collected from a leading English newspaper in Hong Kong in two periods

Constant fear, but lingering nostalgia: British press representations of post-colonial Hong Kong 20 years on

This study conducts a corpus-assisted discourse study of the representations of post-colonial Hong Kong in The Times over the past 20 years. The primary purpose is to reveal its preferential ways of

Critical Discourse Analysis in Historiography: The Case of Hong Kong's Evolving Political Identity

Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Background on Hong Kong and Theoretical Framework PART I: THE DISCOURSE OF THE OUTGOING ADMINISTRATION The Discourse of Colonial Withdrawal Rhetorical Strategies

The Rise of “Localism” and Civic Identity in Post-handover Hong Kong: Questioning the Chinese Nation-state

Abstract While it was traditionally accepted that Hongkongers shared a form of pan-Chinese cultural identification that did not contradict their local distinctiveness, over the last decade Hong Kong

Discriminatory news discourse: some Hong Kong data

This article analyses the discriminatory discursive practices of one leading liberal Hong Kong newspaper, the South China Morning Post, with a view to examining to what extent they mirror those found

China as “Other”. Resistance to and ambivalence toward national identity in Hong Kong

Existing research shows multiple articulations of national identity by Hong Kong’s people since the handover in 1997. An issue of contention is whether the dichotomy of China as the “other” vis-a-vis

Hong Kong Identity on the Rise

The rise of the Hong Kong local identity vis-a-vis the Chinese national identity has been particularly pronounced in recent years. This article argues that the “Mainlandization” of Hong Kong since

A bilingual corpus-assisted discourse study of the construction of nationhood and belonging in Quebec

The French language has traditionally been understood as a key symbol of Quebec identity; however, with rapidly changing demographics, new ways of identifying with Quebec have begun to emerge.