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 : 9781317556879

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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. .

Networked China Book

Networked China


  • Author : Wenhong Chen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 1315733072

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Networked China 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 Engagementsituates 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. .

Political Participation in Asia Book

Political Participation in Asia


  • Author : Eva Hansson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351622462

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Political Participation in Asia Excerpt :

A combination of economic transformation, political transitions and changes in media have substantially, if incrementally, altered the terrain for political participation globally, particularly in Asia, home to several of the most dramatic such shifts over the past two decades. This book explores political participation in Asia and how democracy and authoritarianism function under neoliberal economic relations. It examines changes that coincide seemingly perversely with a participation explosion: with mass street protests and ‘occupations’, energetic online contention, movements of students and workers, mobilization for and against democracy and more. Organized thematically in three parts – political participation in a ‘post-democratic’ context, changes in the scope and character of political space and the policing of that space – this book analyzes economic, regime and media shifts and how they function in tandem and both within and across states. Closely integrated, comparative and theoretically driven, this book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in the fields of civil society, contentious politics or social movements, democratization, political economy/development, media and communications, political geography, sociology, comparative politics and Asian politics.

Managing Democracy in the Digital Age Book

Managing Democracy in the Digital Age


  • Author : Julia Schwanholz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-09-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319617084

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Managing Democracy in the Digital Age Excerpt :

In light of the increased utilization of information technologies, such as social media and the ‘Internet of Things,’ this book investigates how this digital transformation process creates new challenges and opportunities for political participation, political election campaigns and political regulation of the Internet. Within the context of Western democracies and China, the contributors analyze these challenges and opportunities from three perspectives: the regulatory state, the political use of social media, and through the lens of the public sphere. The first part of the book discusses key challenges for Internet regulation, such as data protection and censorship, while the second addresses the use of social media in political communication and political elections. In turn, the third and last part highlights various opportunities offered by digital media for online civic engagement and protest in the public sphere. Drawing on different academic fields, including political science, communication science, and journalism studies, the contributors raise a number of innovative research questions and provide fascinating theoretical and empirical insights into the topic of digital transformation.

The Other Digital China Book

The Other Digital China


  • Author : Jing Wang
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674243675

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The Other Digital China Excerpt :

Westerners tend to equate political action with revolution and open criticism, leading to concerns that the less outspoken citizens of nonliberal societies are brainwashed, complicit, or paralyzed by fear. Jing Wang shatters this myth, showing how online activists in China are quietly building powerful coalitions for incremental social change.

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.

A Feminist Reading of China   s Digital Public Sphere Book

A Feminist Reading of China s Digital Public Sphere


  • Author : Altman Yuzhu Peng
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-10-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030599690

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A Feminist Reading of China s Digital Public Sphere Excerpt :

This book makes an original contribution to the field of feminist cultural studies through an analysis of the gender-politics axis established in China’s digital public sphere. While a growing body of literature in contemporary feminist cultural studies has turned attention to the Chinese environment, scholarship remains limited in exploring the intersection of gender and politics in the context of Chinese digital cultures. This book addresses this timely topic. It will appeal to both scholars and students interested in exploring the complex, dynamic interplay between digital cultures, public expressions, as well as representations and perceptions of gender reflected in Chinese Internet users’ everyday communicative practice from a feminist media studies perspective.

The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects  4 Volume Set Book

The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects 4 Volume Set


  • Author : Patrick R?ssler
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-03-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 2336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118784044

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The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects 4 Volume Set Excerpt :

The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects presents a comprehensive collection of the most up-to-date research on the uses and impacts of media throughout the world. Provides the definitive resource on the most recent findings of media effects research Covers all aspects of the uses and impact of media, utilizing empirical, psychological, and critical research approaches to the field Features over 200 entries contributed by leading international scholars in their associated fields Offers invaluable insights to for students, scholars and professionals studying and working in related fields, and will stimulate new scholarship in emerging fields such as the Internet, Social Media and Mobile Communication Part of The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication series, published in conjunction with the International Communication Association

Global Communication Book

Global Communication


  • Author : Thomas L. McPhail
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-12-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119522188

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Global Communication Excerpt :

Discusses the players, theories, and trends that affect how the world communicates and gets their information This book is the most definitive text on multinational communication and media conglomerates, exploring how global media influences both audiences and policy makers around the world. Comprehensively updated to reflect the many fast moving developments associated with this dynamic field, this new edition investigates who and where certain cultural products are coming from and why, and addresses issues and concerns about their impact all over the world. Global Communication: Theories, Stakeholders and Trends, 5th Edition is framed by two theories. One is World System Theory (WST), which views nations through an economic lens. The other, Electronic Colonialism Theory (ECT), views nations through a cultural lens. Through these theories, the book examines broadcasting, mass media, and news services ranging from MSNBC, MTV, and CNN to television sitcoms and Hollywood export markets. It investigates the roles of the major players, such as News Corp, Sony, the BBC, Disney, Bertelsmann, Viacom, or Time Warner, and probes the role of advertising and the Internet and their ability to transcend national boundaries and beliefs. New chapters look at the growing importance and significance of other major regions such as the media in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. Outlines the major institutions, individuals, corporations, technologies, and issues that are altering the international information, telecommunication, and broadcasting order Focuses on a broad range of issues, ranging from social media and new services like Netflix, as well as Arab and Asian media Explains and interprets three major movements or theories: NWICO, Electronic Colonialism, and World System Theory Includes major updates to the chapter on the Internet to incorporate global events over the last 5+ years (such as Russian use thereof, Facebook, Google) Looks at how streaming services such as Netflix,

The Internet and New Social Formation in China Book

The Internet and New Social Formation in China


  • Author : Weiyu Zhang
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317629290

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The Internet and New Social Formation in China Excerpt :

There are billions of internet users in China, and this number is continually growing. This book looks at the various purposes of this internet use, and provides a study about how the entertainment-consuming users form into publics through the mediation of technologies in the era of network society. It questions how individuals, mediated by new information and communication technologies, come together to form new social categories. The book goes on to investigate how public(s) is formed in the era of network society, with particular focus on how fans become publics in a society that follows the logic of network. Using online surveys and in-depth interviews, this book provides a rich description of the process of constructing a new social formation in contemporary China.

The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China Book

The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China


  • Author : Weiping Wu
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2018-07-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 1356
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526455598

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The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China Excerpt :

Contemporary China is dynamic and complex. Recent dramatic changes in the Chinese economy, society, and environment pose numerous challenges for scholars of China. This Handbook will define contemporary China Studies for the social sciences: investigating how we can best study China; exploring the transformations of contemporary China that inform how we study China; presenting the breadth and depth of the China Studies field; and identify future directions for China Studies. In two volumes, the Handbook situates China Studies in history and context. Each chapter in Part One provides an overview and historiography of how scholars have conceptualized the Chinese state, nation, economy and environment, and analyzes trends in terms of different research approaches, types of sources, and trends in the study of these broad concepts. The next five parts cover substantive themes in China Studies, including economic transformations; politics and government; China as a global actor; urbanization and urban development; and Chinese society. In conclusion, the Handbook draws together critical discussions of emerging issues of transdisciplinary approaches to China Studies, the future of Chinese historical Studies, and the future of China in comparative contexts.

The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories Book

The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories


  • Author : Gerard Goggin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-02-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 548
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317607649

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The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories Excerpt :

The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories brings together research on the diverse Internet histories that have evolved in different regions, language cultures and social contexts across the globe. While the Internet is now in its fifth decade, the understanding and formulation of its histories outside of an anglophone framework is still very much in its infancy. From Tunisia to Taiwan, this volume emphasizes the importance of understanding and formulating Internet histories outside of the anglophone case studies and theoretical paradigms that have thus far dominated academic scholarship on Internet history. Interdisciplinary in scope, the collection offers a variety of historical lenses on the development of the Internet: as a new communication technology seen in the context of older technologies; as a new form of sociality read alongside previous technologically mediated means of relating; and as a new media "vehicle" for the communication of content.

Communication and Technology Book

Communication and Technology


  • Author : Lorenzo Cantoni
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2015-08-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 587
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110271355

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Communication and Technology Excerpt :

The primary goal of the Communication and Technology volume (5th within the series "Handbooks of Communication Science") is to provide the reader with a comprehensive compilation of key scholarly literature, identifying theoretical issues, emerging concepts, current research, specialized methods, and directions for future investigations. The internet and web have become the backbone of many new communication technologies, often transforming older communication media, through digitization, to make them compatible with the net. Accordingly, this volume focuses on internet/web technologies. The essays cover various infrastructure technologies, ranging from different kinds of hard-wired elements to a range of wireless technologies such as WiFi, mobile telephony, and satellite technologies. Audio/visual communication is discussed with reference to large-format motion pictures, medium-sized television and video formats, and the small-screen mobile smartphone. There is also coverage of audio-only media, such as radio, music, and voice telephony; text media, in such venues as online newspapers, blogs, discussion forums and mobile texting; and multi-media technologies, such as games and virtual reality.

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis Book

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis


  • Author : Chris Shei
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-01-14
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 674
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351819398

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The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis Excerpt :

Chinese is a discourse-oriented language and the underlying mechanisms of the language involve encoding and decoding so the language can be correctly delivered and understood. To date, there has been a lack of consolidation at the discourse level such that a reference framework for understanding the language in a top-down fashion is still underdeveloped. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis is the first to showcase the latest research in the field of Chinese discourse analysis to consolidate existing findings, put the language in both theoretical and socio-functional perspectives, offer guidance and insights for further research and inspire innovative ideas for exploring the Chinese language in the discourse domain. The book is aimed at both students and scholars researching in the areas of Chinese linguistics and discourse analysis.

Negative Exposures Book

Negative Exposures


  • Author : Margaret Hillenbrand
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781478009047

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Negative Exposures Excerpt :

When nations decide to disown their troubled pasts, how does this strategic disavowal harden into social fact? In Negative Exposures, Margaret Hillenbrand investigates the erasure of key aspects of such momentous events as the Nanjing Massacre, the Cultural Revolution, and the Tiananmen Square protests from the Chinese historical consciousness, not due to amnesia or censorship but through the operations of public secrecy. Knowing what not to know, she argues, has many stakeholders, willing and otherwise, who keep quiet to protect themselves or their families out of shame, pragmatism, or the palliative effects of silence. Hillenbrand shows how secrecy works as a powerful structuring force in Chinese society, one hiding in plain sight, and identifies aesthetic artifacts that serve as modes of reckoning against this phenomenon. She analyses the proliferation of photo-forms—remediations of well-known photographs of troubling historical events rendered in such media as paint, celluloid, fabric, digital imagery, and tattoos—as imaginative spaces in which the shadows of secrecy are provocatively outlined.