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School of Modern Languages & Cultures

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Dr Qing Cao

Senior Lecturer in Chinese / Head of Department in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43417
Room number: A14

Contact Dr Qing Cao (email at qing.cao@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

My research interests centre on cultural representation in the media, with a focus on mutual perceptions and representation between the West and China. Currently I am working on a research project that focuses on how China perceives its place in the international world as reflected in media’s portrayal of (western) modernity, globalisation and its post-financial crisis. I am also interested in the changes of language use in contemporary China and how such changes reflect new formations of identities.

 

PhD supervision

I welcome applications on issues surrounding media, culture and representations. I am also interested in topics on language, discourse and translation studies.

Research Centre

Centre for Contemporary China Studies

Research Groups

  • Culture and Difference
  • Translation/Linguistics/Pedagogy

Research Interests

  • Cultural representation
  • Mutual perceptions between the West and China
  • Mass media and sociopolitical changes in China
  • Discourse and narrative

Selected Publications

Books: authored

Books: edited

Edited works: contributions

  • 2012 'Anti-Colonialism', in (ed.), Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia and Africa, SAGE Publications, pp. 201-203
  • 2012 'Propaganda', in (ed.), Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia and Africa , SAGE Publications, pp. 351-353
  • 2009 'Western Perspectives on China', in (ed.), Berkshire Encyclopaedia of China, Berkshire Publishing Group, pp. 1749-1753
  • 2008 'Changing Perspectives on China', in (ed.), Guanxi: The China Letter, pp. 8-10
  • 2004 'Chinese', in (ed.), In Other Words: The Language Lover’s Guide to the Most Intriguing Words around the World, Walker & Company, pp. 82-85
  • 1999 'China under Communism', in (ed.), The Pacific Review, pp. 136-138

Edited works: journals

Essays in edited volumes

Journal papers: academic

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Selected Grants

  • 2013: Universities China Committee in London Travel Grant
  • 2012: British Academy Research Grant
  • 2010: China Sinology Research Grant
  • 2005: British Academy Research Grant
  • 2003: British Academy Travel Award
  • 1998: American Association for Chinese Studies Conference Grant

Supervises