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

While the politics of time are an important dimension of Chinese state discourse about Tibet, it remains insufficiently explored in theoretical and practical terms. This article examines the written and visual discourses of Tibetan temporality across Chinese state media in the post-2008 era. It analyses 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. While the expansion of online technologies has allowed the state to consolidate its discourses about Tibet’s place within the People’s Republic of China (PRC), they have also provided Tibetans a limited but valuable space to challenge these official representations through counter readings of Tibet’s past, present and future. In doing so, this article contributes new insights on the production of state power over Tibet, online media practices in China, and the disruptive potential of social media as sites of Tibetan counter discourses.

KeywordsChina, Tibet, temporality, media discourse, ideology
JournalMedia Culture and Society
Journal citation42 (7-8), pp. 1133-1152
ISSN0163-4437
Year2020
PublisherSage
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CC BY 4.0
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443720907535
Web address (URL)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0163443720907535
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Published online18 Mar 2020
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