Dr Qing Cao
My research interests centre on interactions between culture, society and the mass media, with a focus on perceptions and representation between China and the West. Currently I am working on a research project that looks at representations of cultural traditions and modernity in early 20th century Chinese press. I am interested in how language changes reflect new formations of cultural and political identities.
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
- Media and cultural representation
- Mutual perceptions between the West and China
- Mass media and sociopolitical changes in China
- Discourse and narrative
- Cao, Qing (2014). China under Western Gaze: Representing China in the British Television Documentaries, 1980-2000. World Scientific.
- Cao, Qing (2013). Quanqiu shiye xiade zhongguo xingxiang: yinguo dianshi duihua baodao huayu fenxi China's image in the global vision - British television discourse analysis report on China. Nankai University Press.
Chapter in book
- Cao, Qing (Forthcoming). Discursive Construction of National and Political Identities in China. In The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis. Shei, Chris Routledge.
- Cao, Qing (2019). Identity discourse in modern China: Political and cultural construction of the Chinese nation. In The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis. Shei, Chris Routledge.
- Cao, Qing (2017). Chinese Developmentalism and Television Representation of South Africa. In China-Africa Relations: Building Images through Cultural Co-operation, Media Representation and Communication. Batchelor, K. & Zhang, X. Routledge. 48: 199-217.
- Cao, Qing (2015). The Politics and poetics of television documentary in China. In The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media. Rawnsley, Gary & Rawnsley, Ming-yeh Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 355-371.
- Cao, Qing (2014). China's Soft Power: Formulations, Contestations and Communication. In Discourse, Politics and Media in Contemporary China. Cao, Qing, Tian, Hailong & Chilton, Paul John Benjamins. 171-194.
- Cao, Qing (2014). Introduction: Legitimisation, Resistance and Discursive Struggles in Contemporary China. In Discourse, Politics and Media in Contemporary China. Cao, Qing, Tian, Hailong & Chilton, Paul John Benjamins. 54: 1-22.
- Cao, Qing (2013). From revolution to business: China's changing discourses on Africa. In The morality of China in Africa: the middle kingdom and the dark continent. Chan, Stephen London: Zed Books. 60-69.
- Cao, Qing & Renwick, N. (2010). China’s Evolving Human Security Discourse. In New Perspectives from Japan and China. Iwatake, Mikako Renvall Institute Publications 27, University of Helsinki. 27-50.
- Cao, Qing (2009). Journalism and Political Change: the Case of China. In The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism. Stuart, Alan Routledge. 138-148.
- Cao, Qing (2006). Western Representation of the ‘Other’. In Discourse as Cultural Struggle. Shi-xu Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. 105-122.
- Cao, Qing & Renwick, N. (2003). Modern Political Communication in China. In Political Communication in Greater China: The Construction and Reflection of Identity. Rawnsley, Gary & Rawnsley, Ming-Yeh New York: Routledge. 62-82.
- Cao, Qing (2001). Selling Culture: Ancient Chinese Conception of the ‘Other’ in Legends. In The Zen of International Relations: IR Theories from East to West. Chan, Stephen, Mandeville, Peter & Bleiker, Roland Palgrave Macmillan. 178-202.
- Cao, Qing, Tian, Hailong & Chilton, Paul (2014). Discourse, Politics and Media in Contemporary China. Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, vol. 54. John Benjamins.
- Cao, Qing & Wu, Doreen (2017). Modern Chinese Identities at the Crossroads. Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies, 31 (6): Routledge.
- Cao, Qing & Wu, Doreen (2017). Modern Chinese Identities at the Crossroads: Introduction. Critical Arts 31(6): 1-8.
- Cao, Qing (2017). Rupture in Modernity: A Case Study of Radicalism in Late Qing Chinese Press Debate. Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies 31(6): 9-28.
- Cao, Qing (2012). Modernity and Media Portrayals of China. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication 22(1): 1-21.
- Cao,Qing (2011). The Language of Soft Power: Mediating Socio-political Meanings in the Chinese Media. Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies 25(1): 7-24.
- Cao, Qing (2010). The re-imagined West in Chinese Television: a Case Study of the CCTV Documentary Series the Rise of the Great Powers. Journal of Language and Politics 9(4): 615-633.
- Cao, Qing & Renwick, N. (2008). China's Cultural Soft Power: An Emerging National Cultural Security Discourse. American Journal of Chinese Studies 15(2): 69-86.
- Cao, Qing (2007). China Through Western Eyes: a Case Study of a BBC Television Documentary Series Road to Xanadu. European Journal of East Asian Studies 7(2): 275-297.
- Cao, Qing (2007). Confucian Vision of a New World Order? Culturalist Discourse, Foreign Policy and the Press in Contemporary China. International Communication Gazette 69(5): 431-450.
- Cao, Qing (2006). The Discourse of Technology in Western Representation of China: A Case Study. Global Media Journal 5(9): 1-14.
- Cao, Qing (2000). Journalism as Politics: Reporting Hong Kong’s Handover in the Chinese Press. Journalism Studies 1(4): 665-678.
- Cao, Qing & Renwick, Neil (1999). China's political discourse towards the 21st century victimhood, identity, and political power,. East Asia: an international quarterly 17(4): 111-143.
- Cao, Qing (1999). Signification of Hong Kong’s Handover: the Case of the British Press. Journal of International Communication 6(2): 71.
- 2018: HEFCE Global Challenges Research Funds
- 2017: Taiwant Fellowship
- 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