China’s images in the State of the Union Address, 1973-2020

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36311/2237-7743.2020.v9n3.p585-603

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State of the Union Address; Política dos Estados Unidos para a China; Retórica presidencial.

Resumo

This paper discusses how China was represented in the State of The Union Address between 1973 and 2020. The hypothesis is that China’s image has undergone qualitative changes and that shifting the party in the White House is not a sufficient condition to transform this representation. It is employed the content analysis to map the frequency of the word ‘China’ and to analyze the discursive context of its apparition. The mentions are evaluated according to three variables: axiology (positive, negative, or mixed), discursive focus (direct or indirect), and frequency of mentions. Four discursive paradigms, or periods in which the image was qualitatively stable, are identified and discussed. The analysis showed that external shocks have an important impact on changing China’s image and that these representations usually signalize actual priorities of US foreign policy.

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Biografia do Autor

Mateus de Paula Rocha, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU)

Bacharel em Relações Internacionais (UFU). Mestrando em Relações Internacionais (PPGRI/UFU). Bolsista CAPES.

Andrea Maria Narciso Rocha de Paula, Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros (Unimontes)

Doutora em Geografia (PPGEO-UFU). Docente no Programa de Pós Graduação em Desenvolvimento Social. Professora no Programa de Pós Graduação associado UFMG/UNIMONTES em Sociedade, Ambiente e Território.

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2021-09-02

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