Roots and Prospects of Xi’s Cultural Policy

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The speech pronounced by Xi Jinping at a conference on political work in higher education on 7 December 2016, together with his 2014 speech at the Beijing Forum on Literature and Art and this 2015 Central Committee document, symbolise the General Secretary’s effort to leave his mark on the CCP narrative on the past, present and future of Chinese culture. These statements accompany a hardening of the Party’s control over cultural production, the media and education. This trend, contrary to many political campaigns of the past, points at the attempt to establish a ‘new normal’ of reduced ideological leeway rather than a cycle of tightening and relaxation. Nonetheless, these policy positions may bolster intellectual and popular support for the regime.

Authors Strafella, Giorgio & Berg, Daria
Journal or Publication Title China Policy Institute: Analysis
Language English
Subjects social sciences
cultural studies
political science
Institute/School SHSS - School of Humanities and Social Sciences
HSG Classification contribution to practical use / society
HSG Profile Area SHSS - Kulturen, Institutionen, Maerkte (KIM)
Date 23 December 2016
Publisher University of Nottingham
Place of Publication Nottingham, UK
Official URL
Depositing User Dr. Giorgio Strafella
Date Deposited 13 Sep 2017 15:42
Last Modified 13 Sep 2017 15:42


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