Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Mediated Perceptions: Cross-Strait Relations through the Lens

Saturday, November 12, 2011

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Kassar Fox Auditorium

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Mediated Perceptions: Cross-Strait Relations through the Lens

In a world of instantaneous news updates and widespread use of both new and older forms of media, it has become critically important to understand the interplay between the media and international affairs. This relationship is especially important and relevant to the Taiwan Strait conflict, as China and Taiwan have what are ranked, respectively, among the most censored and the freest media in the world. In this panel, we will explore such questions as: How is the cross-Strait conflict portrayed differently in Chinese, Taiwanese and American media and journalism? How has that representation changed over time? What are the underlying assumptions and motivations, as well as the economic, political and social repercussions, of media discourse on the Taiwan Strait issue? Our speakers include Professor Xiguang Li (Tsinghua Univeristy, Taipei) and Dr. Randolph Kluver (Texas A&M U.), and our moderator is Dr. Tatsushi Arai (SIT Graduate Institute).

Location: Kassar Fox Auditorium.