Chinese studies in a pandemic: A historian's view

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For someone who studies Western perceptions of China, the Covid-19 crisis certainly captures the attention. Writing from the position of a historian, much of the media discourse during the pandemic sounds strangely familiar to the author. Plus ça change, he says, although logic would suggest that the successes of South Korea and Taiwan in dealing with the crisis may begin to erode the image of a backward Asia.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the British Association for Chinese Studies
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2020


  • Western perceptions of China
  • media discourse
  • history


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