Regimes of Temporality: China, Tibet and the Politics of Time in the Post-2008 Era

Kehoe, S. 2020. Regimes of Temporality: China, Tibet and the Politics of Time in the Post-2008 Era. Media Culture and Society. 42 (7-8), pp. 1133-1152. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443720907535

TitleRegimes of Temporality: China, Tibet and the Politics of Time in the Post-2008 Era
TypeJournal article
AuthorsKehoe, S.
Abstract

Following major protests across Tibet in 2008, Chinese state media published dozens of news stories that attempted to discredit protesters and reaffirm Chinese rule over Tibet. The relationship between Tibet’s past, present and future was a central focus across these stories and has since become an increasingly prominent part of state media reportage about Tibet. While the politics of time are an important dimension of official discourse about Tibet, it remains insufficiently explored in theoretical and practical terms. This article examines the written and visual discourses that characterize Tibetan temporality across Chinese state media in the post 2008 era. Following Poell’s (2018) work, I analyse how these media discourses attempt to construct a ‘regime of temporality’ in order to manage public opinion about Tibet and consolidate Chinese rule over the region. However, while the expansion of online technologies has allowed the state to reinforce its discourses about Tibet’s place within the PRC, they have also provided Tibetans a limited but valuable space to challenge official representations. In doing so, this article contributes to discussions about official media strategies and ideological practices in contemporary China, and considers the disruptive potential of social media as spaces for Tibetan counter discourses.

KeywordsChina, Tibet, temporality, media discourse, ideology
JournalMedia Culture and Society
Journal citation42 (7-8), pp. 1133-1152
ISSN0163-4437
Year2020
PublisherSage
Accepted author manuscript
Publisher's version
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443720907535
Publication dates
Published online18 Mar 2020

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