Daniel Crain

Daniel Crain
Peking University | PKU · School of International Studies (SIS)

Master of Law: International Relations

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Introduction
As a recent Master's graduate of Peking University, my interests primarily revolve around the politics of digital media, Chinese political thought, IR theory, nationalism (groupism), and China-US relations. My current research explores how changes in digital ecologies and mediums warp discursive trends, perceptions, and collective subjectivities, especially in relation to out-group "others." Recent discourse on China-US relations has been my main entryway into investigating these dynamics.

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Publications (5)
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The inspiration for this collective writing project began with a digital conference entitled ‘Knowledge Socialism, COVID-19 and the New Reality of Education’ held at Beijing Normal University. In this conference and through this article, multiple researchers spread across six continents have engaged in the collaborative task of outlining emerging i...
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This thesis applies an interdisciplinary approach to analyze the increasingly provocative representations of the "Other" emerging in contemporary Chinese and American digital media ecosystems. In particular, it highlights the so-far neglected impact of new media incentives on the kinds of representations constructed via Sino-U.S. reporting. First,...
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本文采用跨学科的方法来分析在当代中美数字媒体生态系统互动中对“他者”的形象构建。本文尤其关注那些导致中美数字媒体竞相对彼此进行负面刻画的因素,即迄今为止没有得到足够重视的“新媒体激励机制”(new media incentives)。为了追踪随着数字媒体革命的高度,中国在知名美国媒体中占主导地位的代表的变化,本文首先对2010年,2014年和2018年纽约时报有关中国的头条新闻进行了分析。其次,本文分析了2020年12月至2021年5月来自谷歌新闻和百度新闻的基于网络数字头条的中美新闻报道的最新数据集。通过对这些数据集内容进行分析和阐释,本文发现中美新闻对彼此的报道呈现出不断升级的、互相揭短的模式,其主要特征是使用各种带主观情感的语言对议题进行选择性、消极性、耸人听闻、哗众取宠式的报道。虽然...
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How can student-citizens gain the skills to navigate increasingly problematic digital ecologies? How can democracies streamline civically empowering knowledge? In a postdigital information era complicated by hyper-personalization, partisan outrage, disinformation, and digital propaganda, this chapter explores the potential of 'open knowledge' and '...
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Do popular search engines reinforce nationalistic sentiments? This short article explores a novel dataset to better understand how information related to China-US relations is delivered to Baidu users in China and Google users in the US.

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