Critical Discourse Analysis in Historiography: The Case of by J. Flowerdew

By J. Flowerdew

The ebook indicates how the learn of the evolving discourse hired in the course of a political procedure spanning greater than a decade promises insights for serious discourse research, at the one hand, and knowing of a true global political procedure at the different, thereby demonstrating the aptitude position for serious discourse research in historiography.

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Critical Discourse Analysis in Historiography: The Case of Hong Kong’s Evolving Political Identity

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Their ideas will be filtered down to them through school lessons, newspapers, oral accounts from family and friends, and through history books, if they read them. (Although Mitten does not say so, there should really be one further layer right at the centre of the cake. This is the actual historical events, because many historical documents are just that, documents. They are reports of what has happened, not actual events and are thus subject to the various biases of those who created them. ) What this metaphorical account of Mitten’s means for the average person is that what counts as ‘history’, as the past, can only have meaning in relation to the values current in contemporary society, because received knowledge about the past is filtered down through the predilections and prejudices of other people, whether they be the original chroniclers, specialist historians, teachers, journalists or family and friends.

Chapter 9: Discourse as History: History as Discourse. ‘The Rise of Modern China’ – a History Exhibition in Post-Colonial Hong Kong Following Hong Kong’s retrocession to China as a SAR with a high degree of autonomy, there was great interest in the extent to which the formula 34 Critical Discourse Analysis in Historiography of ‘one country, two systems’ was working. In September 1999, the Hong Kong History Museum held a special exhibition called ‘The Rise of Modern China’, which proved a fruitful site for investigating the balance achieved between the ‘one country’, on the one hand, and the ‘two systems’ dimensions of the formula, on the other.

A historiographical approach to (critical) discourse analysis will seek to reveal the hidden assumptions in received and naturalised historical accounts, with a particular emphasis on the language used in their elaboration. In addition to the dimension of a historiographical approach just described, the methodology adopted in this book is also inherently historiographical in so far as the project that will be reported upon is a longitudinal one and deals with an important real world ‘historical’ event.

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