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Ma Ying-jeou's presidential discourse

Ma Ying-jeou's präsidentieller Diskurs
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Sullivan, Jonathan; Sapir, Eliyahu V.

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Abstract "Despite the substantial advances made in cross-Strait relations during Ma Ying-jeou's (Ma Yingjiu) first term, the ROC president's rhetoric varied considerably as he grappled with the difficult reality of implementing campaign and inauguration pledges to establish better relations with China while striving to maintain national respect and sovereignty. In this article, the authors put forward a framework for measuring, analyzing and explaining this variation in President Ma's first-term discourse. Analyzing a very large number of Ma's speeches, addresses, etc., the authors provide empirical assessments of how the content of Ma's public pronouncements has developed over time, how his rhetoric varies according to the strategic context and timing of a speech, and how his discourse compares to that of his predecessor, Chen Shui-bian (Chen Shuibian). In addressing these questions, the article contributes a quantitative perspective to existing work on political discourse in Taiwan and to the growing methodological and applied literature on how to systematically analyze Chinese political text." (author's abstract)
Keywords Taiwan; China; international relations; president; discourse; politician; rhetoric; text analysis; national identity; democracy; sovereignty; method; methodological research; language; economy; comparative research; Far East; developing country; Asia
Classification Political System, Constitution, Government; Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture; Science of Literature, Linguistics; International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy
Method applied research; empirical; qualitative empirical; quantitative empirical
Document language English
Publication Year 2012
Page/Pages p. 33-68
Journal Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 41 (2012) 3
Issue topic Taiwan under KMT rule: recent trends in domestic politics and cross-strait relations
ISSN 1868-4874
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works