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The SAGE Handbook of Propaganda unpacks the ever-present and exciting topic of propaganda to explain how it invades the human psyche, in what ways it does so, and in what contexts. As a beguiling tool of political persuasion in times of war, peace, and uncertainty, propaganda incites people to take, often violent, action, consciously or unconsciously. This pervasive influence is particularly prevalent in world politics and international relations today. In this interdisciplinary Handbook, the editors have gathered together a group of world-class scholars from Europe, America, Asia, and the Middle East, to discuss leadership propaganda, war propaganda, propaganda for peace marketing, propaganda as a psychological tool, terror-enhanced propaganda, and the contemporary topics of internet-mediated propaganda. Unlike previous publications on the subject, this book brings to the forefront current manifestations and processes of propaganda such as Islamist, and Far Right propaganda, from interdisciplinary perspectives. In its four parts, the Handbook offers researchers and academics of propaganda studies, peace and conflict studies, media and communication studies, political science and governance marketing, as well as intelligence and law enforcement communities, a comprehensive overview of the tools and context of the development and evolution of propaganda from the twentieth century to the present: Part One: Concepts, Precepts and Techniques in Propaganda Research; Part Two: Methodological Approaches in Propaganda Research; Part Three: Tools and Techniques in Counter-Propaganda Research; Part Four: Propaganda in Context.

The Construction of the Chinese Dream
The construction of the Chinese dream
Chung-Min Tsai
Introduction

China's Xi Jinping – General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CCP), President of the People's Republic of China, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission – first mentioned the phrase ‘Chinese Dream’ in late 2012 when visiting ‘The Road of Rejuvenation’ exhibition at the National Museum of China. He had just become China's top leader two weeks earlier. He defined the Chinese Dream as the great rejuvenation of the nation but did not illustrate concrete ideas. Nonetheless, the use of the phrase has become widespread ever since.

The Chinese Dream has become the method by which Xi has consolidated his power base and unified Chinese society behind ...

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