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Comparative Studies on Development History of Chinese Diasporic Media in the West

Jack Kangjie Liu1
  • 1 School of Communication, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China


This study compares and presents the similarities in the development of Chinese diasporic media in Western countries, especially focusing on the influence of the Chinese diaspora and the homeland political economy, from the past to the present. An investigation was conducted on the research sample-the Chinese diaspora and diasporic media in Australia and New Zealand through documentary and field research. The research results suggest that the transformation of sub-Chinese groups (from Hong Kongese to the mainlanders) and Greater China’s political economy simultaneously determine the readership, advertisements, ownership, as well as media content from the early 19th century to the present. Subsequently, comparisons of the development of the Chinese diasporic media in the US, Canada, and Western Europe suggest the same two influential factors. Furthermore, the results of the findings show that contemporary Chinese diasporas and the mainland political economy impact are two of the most influential factors in the boom of overseas Chinese digital media. Overall, although Chinese diasporic media are varied and diverse, their development is determined by two external factors: the Chinese diaspora and the homeland. These findings could serve as a reference that contributes to both the diasporic media industry and research.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 19 No. 1, 2022, 43-50


Submitted On: 16 November 2021 Published On: 16 March 2022

How to Cite: Liu, J. K. (2022). Comparative Studies on Development History of Chinese Diasporic Media in the West. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 19(1), 43-50.

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  • Diasporic Media
  • Diaspora
  • Overseas Chinese
  • Historical Analysis
  • Global Communication