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Mareike Ohlberg received her PhD in Chinese studies from the University of Heidelberg in 2013. Her dissertation, which she is currently preparing for publication as a book, is titled “Creating a Favorable International Public Opinion Environment: External Propaganda (duiwai xuanchuan) as a Global Concept with Chinese Characteristics.” In the thesis, she examines the contradiction between China’s restrictive internal environment for propaganda, or media, and China’s efforts to influence foreign public opinion in a rapidly shifting global media arena. The focus of her study is on the ideological, historical, and institutional structures in which China’s external propaganda is embedded as well as on the influence of transcultural factors on the dynamics of PRC political process.
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