Emma Kate McKenzie Emma Kate McKenzie

Title of MBS Research:

The Online Framing of Nationalism: A Study of a Disputed Territory of China and Japan.


Dr Mingsheng LiDr Jeannie Fletcher

MBS Research Keywords:

Diaoyu/Senkaku Dispute, Media Framing, Nationalism, Online Media

Short Description of Research Topic:

This research aims to provide an insight of how the Daioyu/Senkaku Island dispute is reported to the online English speaking community by China and Japan. Due to aspects of international law and the current hegemonic shift, the United States is included to provide a Western view of the dispute. Ways in which to manage this sensitive issue in the international community are of much debate; however by understanding the frames in which this dispute is presented will contribute to a long term management plan.

MBS Candidacy(Duration): One Year 

Previous Degrees:

BA, Political Science and Media and Communication, University of Canterbury
BA (Hons), Media and Communication, University of Canterbury

Personal Experience/Information:

I grew up in Christchurch and completed my undergraduate studies there. Due to the earthquakes, my honours year in 2011 took a turn away from studying Asia. My dissertation was part of the research of citizen journalism and community resilience that was produced post February 22 2011 in the Canterbury region.

Before University I was a care worker for the elderly. I am the first of my family to hold a degree. I moved to Wellington in 2012 to be closer to the political culture. I aim to work in New Zealand-China relations in the future.

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