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The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Chinese Diaspora and Human Rights Discourse in the Media

Mobo Gao.

Focusing on the issue of Western media reporting of the US invasion of Iraq and the tension between the two sides of the Taiwan straits the paper discusses and analyzes the tension between the discourse of national sovereignty and the human rights and that of democracy. This tension is specially acute among the Chinese diaspora who are torn between their ethnic origin and therefore their tie to the Chinese national sovereignty claim over Taiwan and the human rights and democracy values that they choose to identify.


Mobo Gao  (Australia)
Associate Professor
School of Asian Langauges and Studies
University of Tasmania

  • Chinese Diaspora
  • Human rights and democracy
  • National sovereignty
  • Media
  • Discourse

(Virtual Presentation, English)