Monthly Archives: July 2013

An Introduction to Visual Communication Analysis

An Introduction to Visual Communication Analysis

Find out how to conduct a visual communication analysis. Learn what questions, tools, and work-steps are useful when analyzing the political meanings of diverse visual sources, like news photos, propaganda posters, public service announcements, feature films, documentaries, museums, and many more.

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International Politics and China’s Foreign Policy

In this video interview, Florian Schneider and Russ Glenn discuss China’s military modernization in the context of changing PRC foreign policy goals. The interview follows up on the 2013 US report on China’s military, the PRC’s 2013 White Paper on the Armed Forces, and the discussion of China’s role in the world that these publications have elicited in the English-language press.

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A Rough Guide to the Theory of Semiotics

A Rough Guide to the Theory of Semiotics

This post will introduce you to the theory of semiotics. Using examples from East Asia, it explains key words of this “science of the sign”, and shows why semiotics might be a useful way to conceptualize political communication, whether in East Asia or elsewhere.

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