Critical Discourse Analysis in Historiography: The Case of Hong Kong's Evolving Political Identity

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

byJohn Flowerdew

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This book shows how the study of the evolving discourse employed during a political process spanning more than a decade can provide insights for critical discourse analysis on the one hand, and understanding of a real world political process on the other, thereby demonstrating the potential role for critical discourse analysis in historiography.

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This book shows how the study of the evolving discourse employed during a political process spanning more than a decade can provide insights for critical discourse analysis on the one hand, and understanding of a real world political process on the other, thereby demonstrating the potential role for critical discourse analysis in histo...

JOHN FLOWERDEW is a Professor in the Department of English, City University of Hong Kong, China, where he has worked since 1989. His main research and teaching interest is discourse analysis in its many varieties and manifestations.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 10.17 × 5.67 × 1.2 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230301185

ISBN - 13:9780230301184

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Background on Hong Kong and Theoretical Framework
PART I: THE DISCOURSE OF THE OUTGOING ADMINISTRATION
The Discourse of Colonial Withdrawal
Rhetorical Strategies and Identity Politics in the Discourse Of Colonial Withdrawal
Discourse and Social Change in a Public Meeting
PART II: INTERCULTURAL DISCOURSES IN TRANSITIONAL HONG KONG
Face in Intercultural Political Discourse
Competing Public Discourses in Transitional Hong Kong
Metaphors in The Discursive Construction of Patriotism
PART III: THE DISCURSIVE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW HONG KONG IDENTITY
Identity Politics and Hong Kong's Return to Chinese Sovereignty
Discourse as History: History as Discourse: 'The Rise of Modern China' - A History Exhibition in Post-Colonial Hong Kong
Discriminatory Discourse Directed Towards Mainlanders
Globalisation Discourse: Continuity with The Old
The Discursive Construction of a World-Class City
Conclusion
References
Index