This essay focuses on the history and politicization of radio announcers’ vocal delivery in China during the mid-twentieth century. It explores how Chinese Communist Party leaders used internal party debates, national policies, and broadcasting training to construct an ideal Communist voice whose qualities would ostensibly communicate party loyalty and serve as a sonic representation of political authority.
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Research Article| July 29 2020
“A Good Communist Style”: Sounding Like a Communist in Twentieth-Century China
M. Paulina Hartono
Representations (2020) 151 (1): 26–50.
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M. Paulina Hartono; “A Good Communist Style”: Sounding Like a Communist in Twentieth-Century China. Representations 29 July 2020; 151 (1): 26–50. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2020.151.2.26
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