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Communication drives social transformation

| 2017-08-24 | Hits:
(Chinese Social Sciences Today)

At a recent forum on communication and modern China in Xi’an, scholars analyzed the role of the evolution of communication and media in social transformation. Huang Dan, a professor from the Center for Information and Communication Studies at Fudan University, said that the development of mass media—from newspapers and broadcasting to film and the internet—has greatly changed social structure and perceptions towards life. When mass media first appeared in modern China in the form of newspapers and journals, it brought new modes of discourse into daily life, said Shao Zhize, an associate professor of journalism and communication at Zhejiang University, adding that this influenced ways of thinking and changed people’s lives, which spurred social development.