Context of Implicit Hegemonic Discourse in Contemporary China


Following the principles of rhetorical political approach and discourse-historic approach, this paper discusses the context of how implicit hegemonic discourse(IHD) manipulators in contemporary China discursively justify their own special interests and mislead the dominated to “maintain consent” to the current hegemony pernicious to the future of Chinese civilization. This context involves IHD manipulators’ subjective and partial interpretation on their lingui-philosophical, political and ethical orientations, in which ethical value locates as the core determining the other three elements. Finally, the author puts forward a new trinity to dissolve IHD in contemporary China.

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Yuan, X. and Han, J. (2015) Context of Implicit Hegemonic Discourse in Contemporary China. Sociology Mind, 5, 147-152. doi: 10.4236/sm.2015.52013.

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