JOUR3085 Media Transformation and Institutional Change in Historical Perspective (3 units)
This course provides a scrutiny of the interactions between the media and society in different stages of development in Chinese history. It examines how institutional settings have shaped and transformed media operations and their social objectives since the emergence of modern newspapers in mid-nineteenth century China. It also assesses the value and functions of the media in achieving institutional change in both mainland China and Hong Kong. Through an understanding of history, students will become aware of the significance of the press to societal progress as well as it limitations.
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