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Jeanne researches China’s internal and external communication. Communication in China follows one central discourse, resulting in the promotion of certain messages and censoring others. Slogans, text, symbols, pop songs, television programs, books all add up to total propaganda that now spreads across the globe, along with censorship. Top academic universities are starting to give in to Chinese censorship  jeopardizing global academic freedom.

For her book Chinese Propaganda Seducing the World Jeanne researched a corpus of more than 2500 photographs. She took these pictures in public places all over mainland China since the beginning on the 1990s until 2018. (Pictures taken in Beijing, Baimadui, Chengdu, Datong, Dunhuang, Drepung, Gougezhuang, Hangzhou, Hubin, Jilin, Kashgar, Kunming, Lhasa, Lijiang, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Suzhou, Qingchuan, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hami, Turfan, Xian, Xiahe, Xiamen, Urumqi.) She also analyzed other formats of propaganda revealing how China’s central government builds a national myth that must convince Chinese and non-Chinese.

Publications: Discourse


Chinese Propaganda Seducing the World

PUNCT 2019


Mindmapping China. Language, discourse and advertising in China (order online)
ASP 2010


Xinjiang: de nieuwe grens van China (order online)
ASP 2010


Honderd jaar wetenschap en democratie in China
Apache, 4 Mei 2019

De absolute macht van Xi Jinping
Apache, 5 December 2017

China, de democratie die geen democratie is
Apache, 28 November 2017

Kazakhstan, cruciale schakel tussen China en Europa
Apache, 21 November 2017

China’s tweede Grote Sprong Voorwaarts
Apache, 14 November 2017

Wordt Europa Chinees?
Apache, 7 November 2017

Mass Media: playground of stereotyping
SAGE Publications, 2015
the International Communication Gazette, 2015 DOI:10.1177/1748048515618116

De onzichtbare strategie van groeiende Chinese controle
De Standaard 15/11/2012

De nieuwe grens
Knack November 2010

Xinjiang in noord-west China, een smeltkroes van culturen aan het eind van de wereld
Knack 60 posts on Xinjiang, December 2009 – March 2010

Kashgar. De westhoek van China. De Chinezen kwamen met de trein
Knack 38 nr 34, 2008

China: the comeback of Confucius
Samenleving en politiek 2008

Peking 8/8/8 om 8 uur
Knack 38 nr 2, 2008

Reclame in China: de nieuwe cultuur
PUB. Vakblad voor reclame, marketing en media 2006

Culturele Revolutie: creatie van een nieuwe mens?
Brood en Rozen, AMSAB 2001