City University of Hong Kong Dep
Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Constructing a new political
spectacle:Tactics of Chen Shui-bian’s
2000 and 2004 Inaugural Speeches
Dr. Maria CHENG
Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, CityU
Date: 16 October 2006, Monday
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Venue: B7603 (Lift 3, 7/F, Blue Zone),Academic Building,CityU
This article explores how the Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian uses political language rhetoric as a powerful tool to defuse dangerously tense relations with China, repair relations with the US government and gain public support in the country. I focus on Chen’s inaugural speeches delivered on 20 May 2000 and 2004, which present the rationale for his new administration, his socio-political ideologies, and I review his political spectacle for Taiwan.
Dr. Maria CHENG is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, City University of Hong Kong. Her research interests focus on discourse analysis, media translation and bilingual editing. She is currently working on projects about think-aloud protocols in the translation process of news and subtitling, and the language of traditional Chinese painting.".
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