Co-productions, entertainment media, and Chinese cultural soft power

Written by Terry Flew on January 21, 2016

This is my presentation given to the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, on 19 January 2016. Thanks to Professor Clayton Dube, US-China Institute Director, for hosting the talk. Thanks also to Professor Ernest Wilson II, Dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism for making time available, and to Dr. David Craig for brokering the visit.

A video of the presentation will be available on YouTube shortly. I will link it to this

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ICA 2016 Pre-conference – Willing Collaborators: The Rise of China, and Changing Networks of Asian Media Production.

Written by Terry Flew on October 22, 2015

International Communication Association 2016 Pre-conference:
Willing Collaborators: The Rise of China, and Changing Networks of Asian Media Production.

Date & Time:
Wednesday, June 8, 2016; 8.30 am to 5.30 pm (day before the ICA Conference begins at 5pm on June 9 in Fukuoka, Japan)

Tokyo University of the Arts, Kitasenju Campus. Senju, Adachi-ku, Tokyo.

Division Affiliation:
Global Communication and Social Change

Terry Flew, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Anthony Fung, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mouri Yoshitaka, Tokyo University of the Arts
Michael Keane, Curtin University, Australia
Brian Yecies,

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Use of the term ‘soft power’

Written by Terry Flew on September 26, 2015

The graph below shows the acceleration of the use of the term ‘soft power’ from 1990 to the present, using Google nGram. Rarely used prior to the 1990s, its usage took off after the publication of Harvard international relations theorist Jospeh Nye’s 1990 book Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power. The term experiences a second take off after 2000, with the work of Nye again being influential, including his 2004 book Soft Power: The Means to Success

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