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The Chronicle of Korean Media Discourse with China after the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations

  • The Journal of Northeast Asia Research
  • Abbr : NEA
  • 2022, 37(2), pp.5-49
  • DOI : 10.18013/jnar.2022.37.2.001
  • Publisher : The Institute for Northeast Asia Research
  • Research Area : Social Science > Political Science > International Politics > International Relations / Cooperation
  • Received : November 2, 2022
  • Accepted : December 19, 2022
  • Published : December 31, 2022

Jaewon Joo 1

1한동대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

2022 marks the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and China. China is not only geographically close, but has historically influenced in various fields such as politics, diplomacy, national security, and economy, and is a powerful country that can exert substantial influence in relations with North Korea. In particular, it is likely that this relationship will be maintained in the future as it has repidly grown as a hegemonic country that divides the global market with the US. In this context, studying Korea's perception of China by analyzing the Korean media's tendency to report on China after the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and China will be meaningful in many aspects. To this end, the editorials of four major daily newspapers which were reported from 1992 to 2020 were analyzed chronologically, and the trend of media changes and discourse on issues. As a result of the analysis, it was possible to identify differences in media perception of China according to the ideological tendencies of the domestic regime, the global situation, and each media's viewpoints, and recognized China as a country that is economically helpful but should be wary of politics, diplomacy, and ideology.

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