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Dr Qing Cao

Associate Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43417
Room number: A14

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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.



Research Groups

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

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Selected Grants

  • 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