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Donovan Conley

Published: Donovan Conley

Aug 25, 2017

Donovan Conley (Communication Studies) has published a new co-edited collection, along with Stephen J. Hartnett and Lisa Keranen,  Imagining China: Rhetorics of Nationalism in an Age of Globalization (Michigan State University Press). The essays in this collection offer critical readings of the "China imaginary" as it is rhetorically co-authored between the world's two largest and most powerful nations, China and the United States. Covering topics ranging from official political discourse and its dissenters to "ecologies of risk" (health, food, breast feeding, pollution) to the politics of culture (technology, art, consumerism), this volume offers an ambitious yet focused set of readings from an international gathering of critical communication scholars. As blurbed, the book "is indispensable reading not only for intercultural communication scholars, government officials, educators, students, and political scientists but for anyone keenly interested in the unforgettable power of words to move our thoughts and actions."