Media and Conflict in the Social Media Era in China Book

Media and Conflict in the Social Media Era in China


  • Author : Shixin Ivy Zhang
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-10-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811576355

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Media and Conflict in the Social Media Era in China Excerpt :

This book explores the media and conflict relationship in the age of social media through the lens of China. Inspired by the concepts of medialization of conflict and actor-network theory, this book centers on four main actors in wars and conflicts: social media platform, mainstream news organizations, online users and social media content. These four human and non-human actors associate, interact and negotiate with each other in the social media network. The central argument is that social media is playing an enabling role in contemporary wars and conflicts. Both professional media outlets and web users employ the functionalities of social media platforms to set, counter-set or expand the online public agenda. Social media platform embodies a web of technological and human complexities with different actors, factors, interests, and power relations. These four actors and the macro social-political context are influential in the medialization of conflict in the social media era. ‘’Empirically rich and theoretically innovative, this book advances our understanding of the constantly changing dynamic between international conflict and its medialization. With its compelling case studies, Shixin Zhang’s monograph makes a valuable contribution to the literature on Chinese social media in conflict situations.’’ - Daya K. Thussu, Professor of International Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

New Media and Chinese Society Book

New Media and Chinese Society


  • Author : Ke Xue
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811067105

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New Media and Chinese Society Excerpt :

This book focuses on the influence of social media on Chinese society. The respective chapters present research by top-tier communication scholars from prominent Chinese universities and offer revealing findings on the interplay between media / social media, economics and politics. To that end, both qualitative and quantitative methods based on classical theories of communication and economics are drawn upon. The book explores four main areas: the challenges and opportunities for Chinese journalism and communications, changes in Chinese economic development, influences and forecasts for Chinese politics, and the impacts on Chinese culture. As the chapter contributors hail from diverse regions within China and represent three generations of communication scholars, the book offers a comprehensive guide, helping readers understand the impact of social media on China’s development from a broad range of perspectives, and sharing insights on its impacts around the world.

Chinese News Discourse Book

Chinese News Discourse


  • Author : Nancy Xiuzhi Liu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-06-16
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000393989

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As a country in transition, Chinese news discourse has quite distinctive characteristics, and more so given the power of state media in society. With China’s engagement in world affairs and its massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) now in place, Western media coverage of China has dramatically increased. Against this backdrop, news dissemination and discourse demonstrate a need for academia to give perspectives with interdisciplinary approaches. Chinese News Discourse presents original research from academics in China and the West, showing theoretical, methodological and practical dimensions between news media and discourse. The book focuses on Chinese news discourse by examining what new modern features it demonstrates in contrast and comparison to news discourses in other countries in the coverage of such hot topics as the BRI or the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, just to name a few. This book is a useful resource for scholars and students of discourse, language, media and communication studies, as well as translation studies.

Futures of Journalism Book

Futures of Journalism


  • Author : Ville J. E. Manninen
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-05-18
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030950736

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The Internet  Social Media  and a Changing China Book

The Internet Social Media and a Changing China


  • Author : Jacques deLisle
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812223514

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The Internet Social Media and a Changing China Excerpt :

The Internet and social media are pervasive and transformative forces in contemporary China. The Internet, Social Media, and a Changing China explores the changing relationship between China's Internet and social media and its society, politics, legal system, and foreign relations.

Engaging Social Media in China Book

Engaging Social Media in China


  • Author : Guobin Yang
  • Publisher : MSU Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611863918

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Introducing the concept of state-sponsored platformization, this volume shows the complexity behind the central role the party-state plays in shaping social media platforms. The party-state increasingly penetrates commercial social media while aspiring to turn its own media agencies into platforms. Yet state-sponsored platformization does not necessarily produce the Chinese Communist Party’s desired outcomes. Citizens continue to appropriate social media for creative public engagement at the same time that more people are managing their online settings to reduce or refuse connection, inducing new forms of crafted resistance to hyper-social media connectivity. The wide-ranging essays presented here explore the mobile radio service Ximalaya.FM, Alibaba’s evolution into a multi-platform ecosystem, livestreaming platforms in the United States and China, the role of Twitter in Trump’s North Korea diplomacy, user-generated content in the news media, the emergence of new social agents mediating between state and society, social media art projects, Chinese and US scientists’ use of social media, and reluctance to engage with WeChat. Ultimately, readers will find that the ten chapters in this volume contribute significant new research and insights to the fast-growing scholarship on social media in China at a time when online communication is increasingly constrained by international struggles over political control and privacy issues.

Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era Book

Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era


  • Author : Francis L.F. Lee
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190856809

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Digital and social media are increasingly integrated into the dynamics of protest movements around the world. They strengthen the mobilization power of movements, extend movement networks, facilitate new modes of protest participation, and give rise to new protest formations. Meanwhile, conventional media remains an important arena where protesters and their targets contest for public support. This book examines the role of the media -- understood as an integrated system comprised of both conventional media institutions and digital media platforms -- in the formation and dynamics of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. For 79 days in 2014, Hong Kong became the focus of international attention due to a public demonstration for genuine democracy that would become known as the Umbrella Movement. During this time, twenty percent of the local population would join the demonstration, the most large-scale and sustained act of civil disobedience in Hong Kong's history -- and the largest public protest campaign in China since the 1989 student movement in Beijing. On the surface, this movement was not unlike other large-scale protest movements that have occurred around the world in recent years. However, it was distinct in how bottom-up processes evolved into a centrally organized, programmatic movement with concrete policy demands. In this book, Francis L. F. Lee and Joseph M. Chan connect the case of the Umbrella Movement to recent theorizations of new social movement formations. Here, Lee and Chan analyze how traditional mass media institutions and digital media combined with on-the-ground networks in such a way as to propel citizen participation and the evolution of the movement as a whole. As such, they argue that the Umbrella Movement is important in the way it sheds light on the rise of digital-media-enabled social movements, the relationship between digital media platforms and legacy media institutions, the power and limitations of such occupation protests and new "act

China  Africa  and the Future of the Internet Book

China Africa and the Future of the Internet


  • Author : Iginio Gagliardone
  • Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2019-06-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783605255

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China Africa and the Future of the Internet Excerpt :

China is transforming Africa's information space. It is assisting African broadcasters with extensive loans, training and exchange programmes and has set up its own media operations on the continent in the form of CCTV Africa. In the telecommunications sector, China is helping African governments to expand access to the internet and mobile phones, with rapid and large-scale success. While Western countries have ambiguously linked the need to fight security threats with restrictions of the information space, China has been vocal in asserting the need to control communication to ensure stability and development. Featuring a wealth of interviews with a variety of actors – from Chinese and African journalists in Chinese media to Chinese workers for major telecommunication companies – this highly original book demonstrates how China is both contributing to the 'Africa rising' narrative while exploiting the weaknesses of Western approaches to Africa, which remain trapped between an emphasis on stability and service delivery, on the one hand, and the desire to advocate human rights and freedom of expression on the other. Arguing no state can be understood without attention to its information structure, the book provides the first assessment of China’s new model for the media strategies of developing states, and the consequences of policing Africa’s information space for geopolitics, security and citizenship.

Networked China  Global Dynamics of Digital Media and Civic Engagement Book

Networked China Global Dynamics of Digital Media and Civic Engagement


  • Author : Wenhong Chen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-05-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317556886

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Networked China Global Dynamics of Digital Media and Civic Engagement Excerpt :

The Internet and digital media have become conduits and locales where millions of Chinese share information and engage in creative expression and social participation. This book takes a cutting-edge look at the impacts and implications of an increasingly networked China. Eleven chapters cover the terrain of a complex social and political environment, revealing how modern China deals with digital media and issues of censorship, online activism, civic life, and global networks. The authors in this collection come from diverse geographical backgrounds and employ methods including ethnography, interview, survey, and digital trace data to reveal the networks that provide the critical components for civic engagement in Chinese society. The Chinese state is a changing, multi-faceted entity, as is the Chinese public that interacts with the new landscape of digital media in adaptive and novel ways. Networked China: Global Dynamics of Digital Media and Civic Engagement situates Chinese internet in its complex, generational context to provide a full and dynamic understanding of contemporary digital media use in China. This volume gives readers new agendas for this study and creates vital new signposts on the way for future research. .

Carnival China Book

Carnival China


  • Author : Kerry Brown
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2014-03-21
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783264261

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With Foreword writer John Keane The era of the Chinese leaders Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao was one in which China became richer, more powerful, more prominent and more vexed. This series of essays, originally published on the Open Democracy website between 2006 and 2013, attempts to make sense of the cultural, political and economic dynamics within which China operates. They deal with internal and external matters, and cover a range of topics, from the fall out over the award of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo to the build-up in 2008 to the Beijing Olympics. Furnished with a comprehensive introduction which sets out an assessment of where China was heading in the first and second decades of the 21st century, the essays encompass voices from the political elite, the migrant labourers and the complex patchwork of groups, people and interests that constitute a rising China whose influence is now felt across the world. Carnival China is a celebration of the confusion, dynamism and colour of China, presented through short essays which were written at the time key events happened and which capture and analyse the country's contradictions and complexities. Contents:IntroductionThe Context: Governing ChinaSociety in Carnival China: The Beautiful, the Damned and the OlympicsChina and the Outside WorldThe Road to 2012: The Leadership TransitionThe Enemies Within: Separatists, Dissidents, and the ProtestorsFollowing the Money: The Chinese EconomyAfter Hu Jintao Readership: Social science students and individuals interested in Chinese politics. Key Features:Captures the feelings and impact of key events in China and its repercussions across the world as they happenedCovers a critical period in China's developmentAddresses some of the major themes of modern China — the way it relates to the world, its political elite and their intentions, its sense of self and identity and how this is often contestedKeywords:China;Politics;Hu Jintao;Politburo;Communist PartyReviews: “F

Micro blogging Memories Book

Micro blogging Memories


  • Author : Eileen Le Han
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137598813

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This book offers an in-depth account of social media, journalism and collective memory through a five-year analysis of Weibo, a leading Chinese micro-blogging platform, and prism of transitional China in a globalizing world. How does society remember public events in the rapidly changing age of social media? Eileen Le Han examines how various kinds of public events are shared, debated, and their historical significance and worthiness of remembrance highlighted on Weibo. Journalism plays a significant part in mobilizing collective remembering of these events, in a society with rapidly changing topics on the platform, the tightening state control, and nationalism on the rise. The first five years of Weibo reflect a dramatic change in Chinese society, where journalists, media professionals, and opinion leaders in other fields of expertise, together with ordinary citizens directly affected by these changes in everyday life collaborate to witness the rapid social transition.

Examining the Roles of IT and Social Media in Democratic Development and Social Change Book

Examining the Roles of IT and Social Media in Democratic Development and Social Change


  • Author : Kumar, Vikas
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-11-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799817932

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Examining the Roles of IT and Social Media in Democratic Development and Social Change Excerpt :

Social media has emerged as a powerful tool that reaches a wide audience with minimum time and effort. It has a diverse role in society and human life and can boost the visibility of information that allows citizens the ability to play a vital role in creating and fostering social change. This practice can have both positive and negative consequences on society. Examining the Roles of IT and Social Media in Democratic Development and Social Change is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of social media within community development and democracy. While highlighting topics including information capitalism, ethical issues, and e-governance, this book is ideally designed for social workers, politicians, public administrators, sociologists, journalists, policymakers, government administrators, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on social advancement and change through social media and technology.

Social Media Era Communication Insufficiency Book

Social Media Era Communication Insufficiency


  • Author : Prof. Dr. Sedat CERECI
  • Publisher : Hiperlink eğit.ilet.yay.san.tic.ve ltd.sti.
  • Release Date : 2020-04-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN 10 : 9786052818336

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Social Media Era Communication Insufficiency Excerpt :

Life is based on technological base in modern age and everybody uses technological products and the world agenda is based on technology too. People have communicated face to face for thousands years and technology provided people easy techniques to communicate and the world changed the age. Media brought many different messages and colours to the world in 19.th century and messages and colours increased in the beginning of 20.th century. People me different forms and different approaches via media and extended their lives. Any technological product eased people’s lives and provided them more facilities. Modern age created a competition and race atmosphere in the world and all people try to prove themselves in the hectic and tense atmosphere of modern age. Social media is the most available way to prove themselves and everybody can reveal all the properties via social media. By the way, social media became the most famous competition arena and turned into the most widespread show tools. Many people share their photographs and messages and watch the messages of others and watch the world. Social media is perceived as the mirror of the world and opinions and images of everybody in the world.

Resistance in Digital China Book

Resistance in Digital China


  • Author : Sally Xiaojin Chen
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2020-05-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501337697

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By investigating the Southern Weekly Incident, in which censorship of the prominent Chinese newspaper Southern Weekly triggered mass online contention in Chinese society, Resistance in Digital China examines how Chinese people engage in resistance on digital networks whilst cautiously safeguarding their life under authoritarian rule. Chen's in-depth analysis of the Southern Weekly Incident ties together overlapping debates in internet studies, Chinese studies, social movement studies, political communication, and cultural studies to discuss issues of civic connectivity, emotions, embodiment, and the construction of a public sphere in digital China. Resistance in Digital China demonstrates a valuable methodology for conducting in-depth empirical examination of an act of resistance in order to explore political, cultural, and sociological meanings of Chinese people's resistance within party limits. Fruitfully combining 45 interviews with key players in the Southern Weekly Incident with largely Western-based communications theory, Chen develops an understanding of the ongoing formation of the Chinese public sphere as elite-led and emotional, at once invoked and rejected by Chinese citizens.

Environmental Activism  Social Media  and Protest in China Book

Environmental Activism Social Media and Protest in China


  • Author : Elizabeth Brunner
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-07-05
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781793606136

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Environmental Activism Social Media and Protest in China Excerpt :

This book is an in-depth study on the use of social media in environmental activism in China. The author weaves together post-structuralist theory, media theory, social movement theory, and environmental communication studies to analyze concepts such as wild public networks and force majeure in the context of contemporary social movements.