British Journal of Chinese Studies

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Published July 1, 2013

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Issue 2 in which…

Ivy Maria Lim writes on the 1567 change in Ming dynasty prohibition on maritime trade against the backdrop of increasing woku or Japanese piracy along the coast at that time and argues that the Jiajing’s court’s permission of some private trade to settle the issues shows an acceptance of coastal realities. Jeremy Taylor sheds light on the development of ‘living newspapers’ in China, an art form introduced by the Soviets which found Chinese communism under Mao the perfect environment to thrive. Lily Chen looks for evidence of change in China Daily discourse, using corpus techniques to compare texts from 1998 and 2010 to see whether the narrative structure of the texts reveals any changes in the relationship  between narrator and audience during this time.



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