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CPD University Fellow writes of Public Opinion on Diaoyu
CPD University Fellow and USC Annenberg Professor Thomas Hollihan recently published a new book, The Dispute Over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands: How Media Narratives Shape Public Opinion and Challenge the Global Order (Palgrave Macmillan), which examines the longstanding controversy between China and Japan regarding land annexation in the East China Sea.
Curating a collection of articles, Hollihan dissects historical narratives, investigating how traditional and social media influence the worldwide understanding of the situation. The book also explores how governments use the media to spread their message to domestic and international audiences, in order to influence public opinion.
Among those whose work is featured in this book is another CPD University Fellow, Professor Patricia Riley, also of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, whose “Media Diplomacy: Public Diplomacy in a New Global Media Environment” is published within the volume.
Read more about Hollihan's new book here.