Chinese Narratives: Storytelling and the State in 2008 after the Quake

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Green, Craig
Chinese Narratives and the Power of Propaganda

The goal of the research was to understand the Chinese government through its propaganda process after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and the sort of narratives it told to maintain legitimacy. 

A.The Premier at the time, Wen Jiaobao, drew strength from Confucianism and Marxism for his public relations success.
B. More broadly, the Communist Party did the same through party slogans, poetry and photography.

Due to the nature of a disaster, the earthquake could not be as orchestrated or controlled as the Beijing Olympics, but it was, nevertheless, a political event  with critical performances which ultimately worked out in the government’s favor.
2020 IU Southeast Student Conference Presentations
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