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Yi Guo wins the 2020 Chinese Journalism and Mass Communication Association Award

An infant holding a pillow with the word “journalism” steps on to a carpet with the words “freedom of speech”. The infant, symbolising Chinese journalism, hesitates to move forward, since ahead, the perilous road of press freedom is thick with thorns.
Image reproduced from Zaisheng (The Renaissance Magazine, Issue 166 published in 1947).

Yi Guo, author of the book Freedom of the Press in China: A Conceptual History, 1831-1949 (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) has received the 2020 Chinese Journalism and Mass Communication Association Award, awarded by the Chinese Association for History of Journalism and Mass Communication 中国新闻史学会.

The Chinese Association for History of Journalism and Mass Communication is the only association for journalism and mass communication studies in People's Republic of China. Due to the Coronavirus there will be no ceremony this year for the award but Yi Guo has received an official plaque with the conferral date of September 2020 (image below).

Amsterdam University Press congratulate Yi Guo on this significant achievement.

2020 Chinese Journalism and Mass Communication Association Award

Freedom of the Press in China is the inaugural book to be published in the Amsterdam University Press series China: From Revolution to Reform. The book is the first comprehensive study presenting the intellectual trajectory of press freedom in China. It sheds light on the transcultural transference and localization of the concept in modern Chinese history, spanning from its initial introduction in 1831 to the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. By examining intellectuals’ thoughts, common people’s attitudes, and official opinions, along with the social-cultural factors that were involved in negotiating Chinese interpretations and practices in history, this book uncovers the dynamic and changing meanings of press freedom in modern China.

Dr. Yi Guo is an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Chongqing University. He is also affiliated with the Centre for Media History at Macquarie University as an honorary member. He was formerly a journalist for the Xinhua News Agency.

Table of Contents and Introduction PDF

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Monday, December 7th, 2020