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Short biography

Gary Rawnsley is Professor of Public Diplomacy in the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. Working at the intersection of international politics and international communications, he has published widely on propaganda, public and cultural diplomacy, soft power, and election campaigning (with particular reference to East Asia). He is also interested in political cinema and was co-editor (with Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley) of Global Chinese Cinema: The Culture and Politics of Hero (2010). He is also co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media (2015, with Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley) and the Routledge Handbook of Soft Power (2016, with Naren Chitty et al).

Major publications

  • ‘Journalism and Democracy in South Korea’, with Qian Sarah Gong, in Journalism (forthcoming)
  • ‘Taiwan’s External Communications Under Ma Ying-Jeou’, in The China Quarterly (forthcoming)
  • Political Communications and Democracy (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2006)
  • Critical Security, Democratisation and Television in Taiwan (London: Ashgate, 2001), with Ming-Yeh Rawnsley
  • Taiwan’s Informal Diplomacy and Propaganda (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000)
  • Radio Diplomacy and Propaganda: The BBC and VoA in International Politics, 1956-1964 (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1996)

Research interests

  • Propaganda (international and domestic), public diplomacy, soft power and information operations (principally with Asian focus)
  • Political Communication (principally with Asian focus)
  • Democratisation and the media in Asia
  • Election campaigning in Asia
  • Global-v-local

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