Responding to Questions at Press Conferences

Confrontational maneuvering by Chinese spokespersons

ORCID logoPeng Wu | Jiangsu University / ILIAS
ISBN 9789027213495 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Responding to Questions at Press Conferences makes clear how the spokespersons at China’s diplomatic press conferences maneuver strategically in defining the issues in the empirical counterpart of the confrontation stage when responding to the journalists’ questions and how this confrontational maneuvering is meant to be instrumental in convincing the intended audience. The detailed and systematic analysis of the various modes of confrontational maneuvering adopted by the spokespersons elucidate how China’s recently established “progressive” diplomatic style is shaped by its spokespersons’ argumentative discourse.
[Argumentation in Context, 21]  Expected April 2023.  xiv, 183 pp. + index
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“Peng Wu presents a sound and interesting analysis of Chinese spokepersons’ contemporary public discourse in the framework of the pragma-dialectical approach to argumentation. His study extends the most recent assets of this approach and provides new insights in how they can be applied analytically to acquire a deeper understanding of diplomatic argumentative discourse than could be reached in previous studies.”
“This is a fascinating and truly innovative book. Peng Wu promotes argumentation theory by applying the extended theory of Pragma-Dialectics, with its recently developed notions of strategic maneuvering and argumentative style, to the analysis of a new set of politically important empirical data. In addition, he provides in the analysis of these data for the first time a detailed typology of the argumentative strategies used by the spokespersons of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs at their regular press conferences.”
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
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