List of John Benjamins publications for which Richard Holt plays a role.
“Let the ‘like’ one in”: Five portals to invite similarity into conversations about “differences” in Asian Pacific communication. Explored but not Assumed: Revisiting Commonalities in Asian Pacific Communication, Chang, Hui-Ching and Ling Chen (eds.), pp. 78–962015.
This article addresses an ongoing and persistent problem of imbalance between similarity and difference in cultural description by proposing a way to simultaneously explore both similarity and difference, relying on the principles of Russian literary and cultural critic Mikhail Bakhtin. Five… read more | Article
Naming China: Taiwan’s National Day speeches as identity politics. Journal of Language and Politics 10:3, pp. 396–4152011.
In the article, we analyze how names for China are used by five ROC presidents in National Day speeches over 58 years (1949–2007), including “communist bandits”; “Chinese communists”; “mainland” and “opposite shore/both shores”; “China”; and “People’s Republic of China.” Each name registers unique… read more | Article
“New Taiwanese”: Evolution of an identity project in the narratives of United Daily News. Media Discourse in Greater China, Kuo, Sai-hua and Doreen D. Wu (eds.), pp. 259–2882009.
This study explores how “New Taiwanese” was offered and constructed as a viable identity category for people in Taiwan through the news discourse of the United Daily News (UDN) referenced in 922 news reports between 1987 and 2007. From the term’s first appearance in 1987, its promulgation as… read more | Article