Social Constructionism and the Significance of Political Rumors in Contemporary China – Asian Survey – article

Social Constructionism and the Significance of Political Rumors in Contemporary China

Wen-Hsuan Tsai, Zheng-Wei Lin | Asian Survey

2019-10-22

Skip to Next SectionRumors are a set of collective discussions used by cadres or the masses to attain specific goals. Both political elites and the general public reveal their dissatisfaction or concern with the Chinese Communist Party regime through the dissemination of politically charged rumors, fueled by the party-state system’s habit of withholding information and amplified by traditional Chinese superstition.

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