Research Essay: Portrayal of China in Western Media

Deadline is 14th April   2000 words Essay

Students are encouraged to select a subject which greatly interests them and which addresses specifically the “Portrayal of China in Western Media” in either the historical or contemporary context. 
 
Topics must satisfy two key criteria: 
1. Topics must focus on a form of western media. This may include, but is not limited to, any of the following categories. 
 
Fashion Fine Art Design Film Television Documentary Fiction Non-Fiction Music Advertising Journalism Academic Scholarship Computer Games Print Media Online Media Social Media 
 
2. Topics must focus on an aspect of China as portrayed in western media. Any aspect of Chinese society and/or culture and, specifically, how it is portrayed through a form of western media, may be selected. 
 
This may include, but is not limited to, any of the following categories. 
 
Aesthetics Crafts Values Traditions Religion/Beliefs Politics Society Trade Events Sports Music Entertainment Science Medicine Geography People 
 
Discuss your chosen topic using key theories and concepts taught in this module, for example: Orientalism, Representation and/or Discourse, to critically reflect on or analyse the cultural, geographical or linguistic identity of China by the ways in which China is portrayed.