Command Communication: The Politics of Editorial Formulation in the People's Daily

@article{Wu1994CommandCT,
  title={Command Communication: The Politics of Editorial Formulation in the People's Daily},
  author={Guoguang Wu},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  year={1994},
  volume={137},
  pages={194 - 211}
}
  • Guoguang Wu
  • Published 1 March 1994
  • Political Science
  • The China Quarterly
Most studies of communication in China or in other Communist states focus on the functions of mass media: as propaganda, organization, mobilization and control. They examine the transmission of messages from state to society and see the news media under the Communist system as a crucial part of the party-state machine. These studies usually emphasize two features. First, mass media and the party-state are seen as identical in essence, as implied in the concept of “propaganda state.” Secondly… 

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