Love Thy Neighbor: A Comparative Analysis of Public Discourse about Chinese Rural Migrants

About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Jiahui is from Guangzhou, China, where he attended The International Department of the Affiliated High School of South China Normal University

The Research:

China’s “hukou” registration system divided the population into urban and rural residents, unintentionally creating a binary citizenship – rural residents are now seen as a separate ethnic group and receive inferior treatment. Jiahui’s paper examines how public discourse on Chinese rural migrants has changed over 18 years.

His media analysis reveals increasingly negative attitudes towards rural migrants, finding that many city-dwellers have learned to see them as criminals. Jiahui brings to light the role that Chinese media has had in shaping national perspectives on an economic class that has not received the same rights and opportunities as its urban counterpart.

ClientThe Car Rental Co
SkillsPhotography / Media Production

Project Title

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