Introduction published in:Language, Politics and Media: The Hong Kong Protests
Edited by Guofeng Wang and Ming Liu
[Journal of Language and Politics 21:1] 2022
► pp. 1–16
An introduction to the special issue on “Language, Politics and Media: The Hong Kong protests”
Protests and social movements have become part of Hong Kong’s local politics since the 1970s. However, protests against the proposed extradition bill in 2019‒20 turned out to be the most violent political mass movement in Hong Kong after its return to the People’s Republic of China in 1997. It not only drew wide international attention but also evoked another round of “news war” over Hong Kong (Lee et al. 2002). This special issue collects six articles which address the representations of the protests in Hong Kong by different parties on different media platforms. Adopting a critical discourse analysis approach, these studies examine discursive strategies employed in media representations of the protests and the ideologies and power struggles at play. It aims to present different perspectives towards the issue and shed light on the complex relations between language, media and politics in the representations of the Hong Kong protests.
Keywords: language use, politics, media, critical discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, protests, Hong Kong, extradition bill, news discourse, social media
- 1.Language, politics and media
- 2.The protests in Hong Kong and the anti-extradition bill movement
- 3.Overview of the special issue
Published online: 29 September 2021
The Hong Kong Protests Explained in 100 and 500 Words.” November 28, 2019. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49317695
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Boyle, Michael P., Douglas M. McLeod, and Cory. L. Armstrong
Button, Mark, Tim John, and Nigel Brearley
Cammaerts, Bart, Alice Mattoni, and Patrick McCurdy
Cheng, Joseph Yu-shek
Cheng, Winnie, and Phoenix Lam
Chiu, Stephen Wing Kai, and Tai Lok Lui
1994 “ ‘Riots’ and Demonstrations in the Chinese Press: A Case Study of Language and Ideology”. Discourse and Society 5 (4): 463–48. https://www.jstor.org/stable/42887947.
Flowerdew, John, and Rodney Jones
Gamson, William A.
Gamson, William A., and Gadi Wolfsfeld
Gans, Herbert J.
Ghobrial, Bahaa G., and Karin G. Wilkins
Greer, Chris, and Eugene McLaughlin
Hackett, Robert A., and Yuezhi Zhao
Hallin, Daniel C., and Paolo Mancini
Hertog, James K., and Douglas M. McLeod
Jungherr, Andreas, Harald Schoen, and Pascal Jürgens
Krzyżanowski, Michał, Anna Triandafyllidou, and Ruth Wodak
Ku, Agnes S.
Ku, Agnes Shuk-mei
Lee, Chin-Chuan, Joseph M. Chan, Zhongdang Pan, and Clement. Y. K. So
Lee, Chin-Chuan, Joseph M. Chan, Zhongdang Pan, and Clement Y. K. So
Lee, Francis L. F.
Lee, Francis L. F., and Joseph M. Chan
Lee, Francis L. F., Edmund W. Cheng, Hai Liang, Gary K. Y. Tang, and Samson Yuen
Lee, Francis L. F., Gary K. Y. Tang, Samson Yuen, and Edmund W. Cheng
Lee, Junghi, and Robert L. Craig
Liu, Ming, and Cong Jiang
Liu, Ming, and Jiali Zhong
Martin, Martin F.
Martín Rojo, Luisa
McLeod, Douglas. M.
McLeod, Douglas M., Hertog, James K.
Shoemaker, Pamela. J.
Shoemaker, Pamela J.
Thomas, Tanja, and Miriam Stehling
Wang, Guofeng, and Xueqin Ma
Wisler, Dominique, and Marco Giugni
Wittebols, James H.
Wodak, Ruth, and Bernhard Forchtner
Wodak, Ruth, and Michael Meyer