Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/75113
Title: Discourses of female leaders in postcolonial Hong Kong
Authors: Feng, W 
Wu, DD 
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Source: In J Wilson & D Boxer (Eds.), Discourse, politics and women as global leaders, p.251-272. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015 How to cite?
Abstract: The present study examines divergent political discourse systems in postcolonial Hong Kong (cf. Flowerdew 1997), as distinguished by the political claims of two female leaders regarding universal suffrage: Carrie LAM Cheng Yuet-ngor and Emily LAU Wai-hing. Data for analysis are derived from their public speeches addressed in the legislative council of Hong Kong from 2010–2013. The discourse of the chief secretary for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam, lacks a feminine register and represents the Confucianist discourse system, emphasizing consensus-seeking with the central government of China and people of Hong Kong. In contrast, the chairwoman of the Democratic Party, Emily Lau, with traces of a female register represents the Utilitarian discourse system, stressing the soonest possible timeline of universal suffrage as per “international standards.”
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/75113
ISBN: 9027206546
9789027206541
DOI: 10.1075/dapsac.63.11fen
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