By Francis L.F. Lee
As China is more and more built-in into the approaches of monetary, political, social, and cultural globalization, very important questions come up approximately how chinese language humans understand and overview such approaches. even as, overseas verbal exchange students have lengthy been drawn to how neighborhood, nationwide, and transnational media communications form people’s attitudes and values. Combining those matters, this publication examines quite a number questions pertinent to public opinion towards globalization in city China: To what measure are the city citizens in China uncovered to the impacts from the surface global? what number transnational social connections does a regular city chinese language citizen have? How usually do they devour international media? To what volume are they conscious of the suggestion of globalization, and what do they consider it? Do they think that globalization is helpful to China, to the town the place they reside, and to them in my opinion? How do people’s social connections and verbal exchange actions form their perspectives towards globalization and the surface international? This e-book tackles those and different questions systematically by way of interpreting a four-city comparative survey of city chinese language citizens, demonstrating the complexities of public opinion in China. Media intake does relate, although on no account straightforwardly, to people’s attitudes and ideology, and this ebook presents a lot wanted details and insights approximately chinese language public opinion on globalization. It additionally develops clean conceptual and empirical insights on concerns resembling public opinion towards US-China kin, chinese language people’s nationalistic sentiments, and ways to research attitudes towards globalization.
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Beyond the basic demographic factors such as age, gender, education and family income, our analysis also pays particular attention to differences among the four Chinese cities where our survey was conducted. They include two coastal metropolises (Shanghai and Beijing) and two inland cities (Xi’an and Chengdu). ” Media consumptions encompass national, local, and foreign media uses, which are dealt with as separate variables in the analysis. Meanwhile, foreign experiential connections refers to people’s personal experiences and social connections with the outside world.
1 presents the conceptual framework that guides our empirical analysis. This framework begins with the recognition of the fact that people are located differently in the social and economic structure of a society. Beyond the basic demographic factors such as age, gender, education and family income, our analysis also pays particular attention to differences among the four Chinese cities where our survey was conducted. They include two coastal metropolises (Shanghai and Beijing) and two inland cities (Xi’an and Chengdu).
2 percent in Xi’an claimed they were ﬂuent or better than ﬂuent. In general, younger people had better English proﬁciency than the older generation. 001). This relationship reﬂects the development of English education in China over the past few decades. 001). Not surprisingly, people working in foreign companies or joint ventures also reported much higher levels of English proﬁciency. 7 percent for all other respondents. Notably, these bivariate relationships all remain statistically signiﬁcant in a multiple regression analysis.