Prof Gary Rawnsley BA University of Leeds PhD University of Leeds

Prof Gary Rawnsley

Professor of Public Diplomacy

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Gary Rawnsley is Professor of Public Diplomacy in the Department of International Politics, working at the intersection of international politics and communications. Professor Rawnsley has held visiting positions in Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He is book reviews editor of the Journal of International Communication and the International Journal of Taiwan Studies, and serves on the editorial boards of the Asian Journal of Communication, the American Journal of Chinese Studies and Media and Communication. Professor Rawnsley is also a member of the Soft Power Advocacy and Research Centre at Macquarie University and an External Fellow of the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham.

Teaching

Module Coordinator
Lecturer
Tutor

He is happy to receive applications for PhD research on any of the following topics: Propaganda, public diplomacy, soft power, political communication, democratisation and the media, strategic communications, the media-military interface, communications and the 'War on Terror'. He can supervise research that focuses on Asia (especially China and Taiwan), but he is also happy to receive applications to research these topics in other geographical areas.

Research

Professor Rawnsley's research is located at the intersection of International Relations and International Communications, and is concerned with demonstrating that it is impossible to understand today's strategic, security and diplomatic environments without also considering the role played by international communications and the media. This was the focus of his early research on international broadcasting and its contribution to the propaganda objectives of the American and British governments during the Cold War. His research now focuses on public diplomacy and soft power within an Asian context (and with particular reference to China and Taiwan), though he is now working on British soft power after the 2016 Brexit referendum.In addition to his interests in international strategic and political communication, he has also published on the relationship between democratic institutions and processes and the media, and on the role of the media in democratic transitions (especially in Taiwan). He is also interested in election campaigning in Taiwan which is informed by broader research on the global versus local in international political communication.

Professor Rawnsley maintains a blog on Public Diplomacy and International Communications which is available at http://wwwpdic.blogspot.com

Publications

2017

Gong, Q.S., Rawnsley, G. 2017. Media Freedom and Responsibility in South Korea: The perception of journalists and politicians during the Roh Moo-hyun presidency. Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism 10.1177/1464884916688287 Cadair

2016

Rawnsley, G. 2016 (In press). Soft Power Rich, Public Diplomacy Poor: An Assessment of Taiwan’s External Communications. The China Quarterly Cadair

Rawnsley, G.D., Ngac, C. 2016. Vietnamese Cultural Diplomacy: An Emerging Strategy. In N. Chitty., L. Ji., G. Rawnsley., C. Hayden. (eds) The Routledge Handbook on Soft Power. Routledge International Handbooks Taylor & Francis pp. 425-440. Cadair

Chitty, N., Ji, L., Rawnsley, G., Hayden, C. 2016. The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power. Routledge International Handbooks Taylor & Francis Cadair

Rawnsley, G.D. 2016. China's Soft Power: A Mid-Term Assessment. In J. Gao., C. Ingram., P. Kee. (eds) Global Media and Public Diplomacy in Sino-Western Relations. Rethinking Asia and International Relations Taylor & Francis pp. 14-30. Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2016. Introduction to “International Broadcasting and Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century”. Media and Communication 4 (2) pp. 42-45. 10.17645/mac.v4i2.641 Cadair

2015

Rawnsley, G. 2015. Media and Governance in China. In K. Latham. (ed) The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society. Taylor & Francis Cadair

Rawnsley, G.D. 2015. China's International Broadcasting and Soft power. In G. D. Rawnsley., M. T. Rawnsley. (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media. The Routledge Handbooks Taylor & Francis pp. 460-475. Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2015. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media. Taylor & Francis Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2015. Chinese International Broadcasting, Public Diplomacy and Soft Power. In G. Rawnsley., M. Rawnsley. (eds) Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media. Routledge Handbook Taylor & Francis, London pp. 460-475. Cadair

2014

Rawnsley, G.D. 2014. "Thought-Work" and Propaganda: Chinese Public Diplomacy and Public Relations after Tiananmen Square. In J. Auerbach., R. Castronovo. (eds) Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies. Oxford Handbooks of Literature Oxford University Press pp. 147-162. Cadair

Rawnsley, G.D. 2014. Taiwan’s Soft Power and Public Diplomacy. Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 43 (3) pp. 161-174. Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2014. Taiwan’s soft power. Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 43 (3) pp. 161-174. Other Cadair

2013

Rawnsley, G.D. 2013. Radio Free Asia and China's Harmonious Society. In D. Welch. (ed) Propaganda, Power and Persuasion: From World War I to Wikileaks. I.B. Tauris Cadair

2012

Rawnsley, G.D. 2012. Approaches to soft power and public diplomacy in China and Taiwan. Journal of International Communication 18 (2) pp. 121-135. 10.1080/13216597.2012.695744 Cadair

Rawnsley, G.D. 2012. 'The Great Movement to Resist America and Assist Korea': How Beijing Sold the Korean War. In D. Welch., J. Fox. (eds) Justifying War: Propaganda, Politics and the Modern Age. Springer Nature, Basingstoke pp. 251-269. Cadair

Rawnsley, G., Rawnsley, M. 2012. The Media in Democratic Taiwan. In D. Blundell. (ed) Taiwan Experience Since Martial Law. University of California Press pp. 395-417. Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G.D. 2012. The Media and Information Environments Ten Years After 9/11: Accidental Journalists and the New Information Landscape. In R. E. Utley. (ed) 9/11 ten years after: Perspective and problems. Taylor & Francis pp. 211-224. Cadair

Rawnsley, G.D., Gong, Q. 2012. The Media and the Vitality of Democratic Taiwan: A Study of How Journalists and Politicians See Themselves and Each Other. The Vitality of Taiwan. Springer Nature pp. 98-118. Cadair

2011

Rawnsley, G. 2011. The Political Narrative(s) of Hero. In G. D. Rawnsley., M. T. Rawnsley. (eds) Global Chinese Cinema: The Culture and Politics of Hero. Taylor & Francis pp. 13-26. Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G., Gong, Q. 2011. Political Communications in Democratic Taiwan: The relationship between politicians and journalists. Political Communication 28 (3) pp. 323-340. 10.1080/10584609.2011.572462 Cadair

Rawnsley, G., Rawnsley, M. 2011. Global Chinese Cinema: The Culture and Politics of Hero. Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series Taylor & Francis Cadair

2009

Rawnsley, G. 2009. The Laws of the Playground: Information Warfare and Propaganda Across the Taiwan Strait. In A. Karatzogianni. (ed) Cyber-Conflict and Global Politics. Contemporary Security Studies Taylor & Francis pp. 79-96. Cadair

Voltmer, K., Rawnsley, G. 2009. The Media. Democratization in a Globalized World. Oxford University Press Cadair

Rawnsley, G., Welch, D., Fox, J. 2009. ”The Great Movement to Resist America and Assist Korea”: How Beijing Sold the Korean War. Media, War and Conflict 2 (3) pp. 285-315. 10.1177/1750635209345186 Cadair

2008

Rawnsley, G. 2008. China Talks Back: Public Diplomacy and Soft Power for the Chinese Century. In N. Snow., P. M. Taylor. (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy. Routledge International Handbooks Taylor & Francis pp. 282-291. Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G.D. 2008. The media, internet and governance in China. In Z. Yongnian., J. Fewsmith. (eds) China’s Opening Society: The Non-State Sector and Governance (China Policy). Taylor & Francis, Abingdon pp. 118-135. Cadair

2007

Rawnsley, G., Rawnsley, M.T. 2007. Regime transition and the media in Taiwan. Democratization 5 (2) pp. 106-124. 10.1080/13510349808403561 Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2007. The Media and Democracy in Asia. Taiwan Journal of Democracy 1 (3) pp. 63-78. Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2007. Virtual China: The Internet as Threat or Opportunity? St Antony's International Review 3 (1) pp. 42-57. Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2007. The Political Narrative(s) of Zhan Yimou’s Hero. Media Asia 34 (1) pp. 20-26. Cadair

2006

Rawnsley, G. 2006. May you live in interesting times: Chinese and Japanese perspectives on peacekeeping. In R. E. Utley. (ed) Major Powers and Peacekeeping: Perspectives, Priorities and the Challenges of Military Intervention. Taylor & Francis pp. 81-98. Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2006. The Media, Internet and Governance in China. Taylor & Francis pp. 1-18. Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2006. Mao Zedong. In J. Midgely., G. Pascale., T. Fitzpatrick., N. Manning. (eds) International Encyclopedia of Social Policy. Taylor & Francis Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2006. As edifying as a bout of mud wrestling: The 2000 presidential election campaign in Taiwan. In G. D. Rawnsley., M. T. Rawnsley. (eds) Political Communications in Greater China: The Construction and Reflection of Identity. Taylor & Francis pp. 103-123. Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2006. Political Communication and Democracy. Springer Nature Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2006. Mass media and political change in Taiwan. Taiwan’s KMT and DPP Eras in Comparative Perspective. Harrassowitz Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2006. Taiwan. In T. Fitzpatrick. (ed) International Encyclopedia of Social Policy. Taylor & Francis pp. 1389-1392. Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2006. Propaganda, diplomacy and democratisation in Taiwan. Foreign Policy of the Major Powers: China and Japan. I.B. Tauris Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2006. Democratisation and election campaigning in Taiwan. Political Communication, the Mass Media and Transitions to Democracy. Taylor & Francis Cadair

2005

Rawnsley, G. 2005. Old Wine in New Bottles: Taiwan-China Information Warfare and Propaganda. International Affairs 81 (5) pp. 1061-1078. Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2005. Peaceful or Provocative? Taiwan’s 2004 Referendum. American Journal of Chinese Studies 78 (1) pp. 201-222. Cadair

Rawnsley, G., Rawnsley, M. 2005. Public Television and Popular Empowerment in Taiwan. Pacific Affairs 78 (1) pp. 23-38. Cadair

2004

Rawnsley, G., Rawnsley, M. 2004. Media Reform in Taiwan Since 1987. China Perspectives (56) pp. 46-55. Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G., Rawnsley, M. 2004. La réforme du secteur des medias. [The reform of the media sector.] Perspectives chinoises (85) pp. 50-59. Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2004. Treading a fine line: Treading a fine line: Democracy and the media in Taiwan. Parliamentary Affairs 57 (1) pp. 209-222. Other Cadair

2003

Rawnsley, G. 2003. Selling democracy: Diplomacy, propaganda and democratisation in Taiwan. China Perspectives (47) pp. 58-67. Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2003. La démocratie peut-elle acheter la reconnaissance internationale? [Can Democracy buy international recognition?] Perspectives chinoises 76 (76) pp. 61-69. Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G., Rawnsley, M. 2003. Political Communications in Greater China: The Construction and Reflection of Identity. Taylor & Francis Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2003. An institutional approach to election campaigning in Taiwan. Journal of Contemporary China 12 (37) pp. 765-779. 10.1080/1067056032000117740 Cadair

2001

Rawnsley, G., Rawnsley, M. 2001. Chiang Kai-shek and the 2-28 incident in Taiwan. Issues and Studies 37 (6) pp. 77-106. Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G., Rawnsley, M. 2001. Critical Security, Democratisation and Television in Taiwan. Taylor & Francis Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2001. Where’s the Beef? The 1998 mayoral elections in Taiwan. American Journal of Chinese Studies 8 (1) pp. 1-25. Cadair

2000

Rawnsley, G. 2000. The Clandestine Cold War in Asia, 1945-64: Western Intelligence, Propaganda and Special Operations. Cass Series-Studies in Intelligence Taylor & Francis Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2000. Selling Taiwan: Diplomacy and propaganda. Issues and Studies 36 (3) pp. 1-25. Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G.D. 2000. Taiwan’s Propaganda Cold War: The Offshore Islands Crisis of 1954 and 1958. In R. J. Aldrich., G. D. Rawnsley., M. T. Rawnsley. (eds) The Clandestine Cold War in Asia: Western Intelligence, Propaganda and Special Operations. Studies in Intelligence Taylor & Francis, Abingdon pp. 82-104. Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2000. Taiwan’s Informal Diplomacy and Propaganda. Studies in Diplomacy and International Relations Springer Nature Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 2000. The media and popular protest in Taiwan. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 20 (4) pp. 565-580. 10.1080/713669740 Cadair

1999

Rawnsley, G. 1999. The Campaign of Truth: A populist propaganda. Cold War Propaganda in the 1950s. Springer Nature Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 1999. The BBC External Services and the Hungarian uprising, 1956. Cold War Propaganda in the 1950s. Springer Nature Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 1999. Cold War Propaganda in the 1950s. Springer Nature Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 1999. Taiwan’s propaganda Cold War: The offshore islands crises, 1954 and 1958. Intelligence and National Security 14 (4) pp. 82-101. 10.1080/02684529908432572 Cadair

1998

Rawnsley, G. 1998. The importance of monitored broadcasts. Innovations in Diplomacy. Springer Nature Cadair

Rawnsley, G.D., Rawnsley, M.T. 1998. Regime Transition and the Media in Taiwan. In V. Randall. (ed) Democratization and the Media. Taylor & Francis pp. 106-124. Cadair

1997

Rawnsley, G. 1997. Radio Diplomacy and Propaganda: The BBC and VoA in International Politics, 1956-1964. American Historical Review 102 (4) pp. 1210-1212. Other Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 1997. The 1996 presidential election campaign in Taiwan: The packaging of politics in a democratising state. The International Journal of Press/Politics 2 (2) pp. 47-61. 10.1177/1081180X97002002005 Cadair

1996

Rawnsley, G. 1996. Overt and Covert: The Voice of Britain and black broadcasting in the Suez crisis. Intelligence and National Security 11 (3) pp. 497-522. 10.1080/02684529608432374 Cadair

Rawnsley, G. 1996. Cold War radio in crisis: The BBC Overseas Services, the Suez crisis and the Hungarian uprising, 1956. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 16 (2) pp. 197-219. 10.1080/01439689600260231 Cadair

Rawnsley, G.D. 1996. Radio Diplomacy and Propaganda: The BBC and VoA in International Politics, 1956-1964. Springer Nature, Basingstoke Cadair

1995

Rawnsley, G. 1995. How special is special? The Anglo-American alliance in the Cuban missile crisis. Contemporary British History 9 (3) pp. 586-601. 10.1080/13619469508581355 Cadair