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dc.contributor.advisorHocking, Darryl
dc.contributor.authorMa, Wenliang
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-20T05:48:12Z
dc.date.available2022-04-20T05:48:12Z
dc.date.copyright2022
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/15064
dc.description.abstractThe political and economic developments in China and the United States are closely followed and reported on by news magazines and newspapers around the world, including The Economist, a reputable weekly newspaper with wide circulation globally. However, while The Economist now has editorial offices in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, is regarded as having little reporting bias, and exercises rigorous fact-checking, it is evident that the way The Economist reports on China often differs to the way it reports on the United States. In order to examine these differences in more detail and examine whether they are informed by certain underlying ideological beliefs, this study developed and analysed two corpora based on The Economist’s news reports in 2019; one containing The Economist’s reports on China and another containing The Economist reports on the United States. It involved a corpus-based critical discourse analysis carried out using the online corpus analytical tool Sketch Engine. The results show that The Economist's attitudes towards China still, in part, reproduce the Western oppositional thinking about, and rejection of communist governments that emerged during the Cold War.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectNews meidaen_NZ
dc.subjectThe Econimisten_NZ
dc.subjectCDAen_NZ
dc.subjectUSAen_NZ
dc.subjectChinaen_NZ
dc.titleA Comparative Corpus-Based Discourse Analysis of American and Chinese News in The Economist.en_NZ
dc.typeDissertationen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Dissertations
thesis.degree.nameMaster of English and New Media Studiesen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2022-04-18T23:35:35Z


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