Reporting AIDS and the Invisible Victims in China: Official Knowledge as News in the People's Daily, 1986–2002

  title={Reporting AIDS and the Invisible Victims in China: Official Knowledge as News in the People's Daily, 1986–2002},
  author={Dong Dong and Tsan-Kuo Chang and Dan Chen},
  journal={Journal of Health Communication},
  pages={357 - 374}
Against the backdrop of the sociology of knowledge as a framework, the purposes of this study are threefold: (1) to examine the discourses surrounding the AIDS news in China; (2) to determine how Chinese people with AIDS and the identification of their social groups are covered at the national level; and (3) to discuss the implications of reporting AIDS as official knowledge for a better understanding of the interplay between the mass media and social structure in China today. Findings indicate… 


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