Research on the Differences of Disaster Reports in Chinese and American Media from the Cross-cultural Perspective
Using Phuket Boat Capsizing as an Example
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- cross-cultural perspective; disaster reports; Hofstede’s cultural dimensions theory; Chinese media; American media
News is the mirror of culture. Disaster news is an excellent material for studying social and cultural values, because it involves individuals, institutions, the government and the whole society. Taking Phuket boat capsizing in July 2018 as an example, this paper uses the textual contrast method and Geert Hofstede’s six cultural dimensions to analyze how the characteristics of Chinese and American cultures in each dimension affect their news reports. We believe that disaster reports in the United States reflect the overall characteristics of objectivity, focusing on individuals, highlighting problems and criticism, and supervising the government; while disaster reports in China show love and caring, concern for the collective, emphasizing harmony and inspiration, and affirming and trusting the government. In short, a cross-cultural perspective allows us to have a deeper understanding of news reports under multicultural backgrounds.
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TY - CONF AU - Lu Chen PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/24 TI - Research on the Differences of Disaster Reports in Chinese and American Media from the Cross-cultural Perspective BT - Proceedings of the 2021 4th International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 2716 EP - 2721 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211220.469 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211220.469 ID - Chen2021 ER -