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 Social Media Book

Chinese Social Media


  • Author : Mike Kent
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351661829

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Chinese Social Media Excerpt :

This book brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to address critical perspectives on Chinese language social media, internationalizing the state of social media studies beyond the Anglophone paradigm. The collection focuses on the intersections between Chinese language social media and disability, celebrity, sexuality, interpersonal communication, charity, diaspora, public health, political activism and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The book is not only rich in its theoretical perspectives but also in its methodologies. Contributors use both qualitative and quantitative methods to study Chinese social media and its social–cultural–political implications, such as case studies, in-depth interviews, participatory observations, discourse analysis, content analysis and data mining.

New Media and Transformation of Social Life in China Book

New Media and Transformation of Social Life in China


  • Author : Xinxun Wu
  • Publisher : SAGE Publishing India
  • Release Date : 2017-12-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9789352803538

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New Media and Transformation of Social Life in China Excerpt :

The field of media and communication has expanded substantially in China over the last few decades. New Media and the Transformations of Social Life in China covers in detail the main aspects related to media in China, including new media technologies, social networks, media convergence, smart cities, digital media, information and communication technology (ICT), and risk society. A major strength of this book is its coverage of the role of ICT for social participation in urban policy and management areas, which include e-governance, social security, and decision support systems. The book also addresses issues such as the financial crisis, the global energy crisis, and environmental pollution.

New Media and China s Social Development Book

New Media and China s Social Development


  • Author : Yungeng Xie
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811039942

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New Media and China s Social Development Excerpt :

Starting from a history of new media, this book presents the development of network technology and media applications in China, while also examining the relationship between new media and politics, economy, culture, lifestyle, traditional media, law, knowledge, etc. As of 2014, China had been connected to the Internet for 20 years. During those two decades, China has witnessed drastic changes, from its national makeup to people’s daily lives. The book analyzes the changes in China brought about by the new media on the basis of large-scale data. Further, through comparisons with international trends in new media development, it seeks to clarify the new media development in China and comprehensively demonstrate the revolution and brand-new faces of Chinese society over the past two decades in the wake of new media. As such, it outlines the bright future of new media by revisiting and summarizing the developmental courses of new media and Chinese society.

Social Media in China Book

Social Media in China


  • Author : Wenbo Kuang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-08-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811309144

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Social Media in China Excerpt :

Redefining the concept of new media in China, this cutting edge book discusses the impact of social media on Chinese public life. Examining its characteristics and the different forms of social media, such as internet and mobile phone media, weibo, wechat and micro-blogging, it considers how public opinion evolves through this media and its interaction with traditional media. It also offers a unique analysis of growing new media platforms, the challenges of government management and the impact of micro-blogging on journalism in China. Through quantitative research, the book also analyses new media user behavior in China, offering a ‘butterfly effect’ model for public opinion based on new media. It also shows the relevance of the sociological Matthew Effect and addresses issues such as the ‘20 million’ phenomenon and the Internet Water army (Wangluo shuijun), groups of Internet ghost-writers paid to post specific content online. Finally, it scrutinizes the the issue of mass disturbance in new media in China, researching evolutionary mechanisms and academic models of mass disturbance through a series of case studies. Written by a leader in the field of Chinese new media, this book constitutes a valuable read to scholars of media and communications studies, and all those interested by the development and the increasing impact of new media in China.

The Internet  Social Networks and Civic Engagement in Chinese Societies Book

The Internet Social Networks and Civic Engagement in Chinese Societies


  • Author : Wenhong Chen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317591153

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The Internet Social Networks and Civic Engagement in Chinese Societies Excerpt :

The Internet in China reflects many contradictions and complexities of the society in which it is embedded. Despite the growing significance of digital media and communication technologies, research on their contingent, non-linear, and sometimes paradoxical impact on civic engagement remains theoretically underdeveloped and empirically understudied. As importantly, many studies on the internet’s implications in Chinese societies have focused on China. This book draws on a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to advance a balanced and context-rich understanding of the effects of digital media and communication technologies, especially social media, for state legitimacy, the rise of issue-based networks, the growth of the public sphere, and various forms of civic engagement in China, Taiwan, and the global Chinese diaspora. Using ethnography, interview, experiment, survey, and the big data method, scholars from North America, Europe, and Asia show that the couture and impacts of digital activism depend on issue and context. This book was originally published as a special issue of Information, Communication & Society.

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society Book

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society


  • Author : Kevin Latham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-03-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351718752

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Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society Excerpt :

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society is an interdisciplinary resource that offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary Chinese social and cultural issues in the twenty-first century. Bringing together experts in their respective fields, this cutting-edge survey of the significant phenomena and directions in China today covers a range of issues including the following: State, privatisation and civil society Family and education Urban and rural life Gender, and sexuality and reproduction Popular culture and the media Religion and ethnicity Forming an accessible and fascinating insight into Chinese culture and society, this handbook will be invaluable to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, area studies, history, politics and cultural and media studies.

Popular Media  Social Emotion and Public Discourse in Contemporary China Book

Popular Media Social Emotion and Public Discourse in Contemporary China


  • Author : Shuyu Kong
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-03-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317963134

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Popular Media Social Emotion and Public Discourse in Contemporary China Excerpt :

Since the early 1990s the media and cultural fields in China have become increasingly commercialized, resulting in a massive boom in the cultural and entertainment industries. This evolution has also brought about fundamental changes in media behaviour and communication, and the enormous growth of entertainment culture and the extensive penetration of new media into the everyday lives of Chinese people. Against the backdrop of the rapid development of China’s media industry and the huge growth in social media, this book explores the emotional content and public discourse of popular media in contemporary China. It examines the production and consumption of blockbuster films, television dramas, entertainment television shows, and their corresponding online audience responses, and describes the affective articulations generated by cultural and media texts, audiences and social contexts. Crucially, this book focuses on the agency of audiences in consuming these media products, and the affective communications taking place in this process in order to address how and why popular culture and entertainment programs exert so much power over mass audiences in China. Indeed, Shuyu Kong shows how Chinese people have sought to make sense of the dramatic historical changes of the past three decades through their engagement with popular media, and how this process has created a cultural public sphere where social communication and public discourse can be launched and debated in aesthetic and emotional terms. Based on case studies that range from television drama to blockbuster films, and reality television programmes to social media sites, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Chinese culture and society, media and communication studies, film studies and television studies.

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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Engaging Social Media in China Excerpt :

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.

New Media and Chinese Society Book

New Media and Chinese Society


  • Author : Ke Xue
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-12-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9811349355

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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.

The Politics of Chinese Media Book

The Politics of Chinese Media


  • Author : Bingchun Meng
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-01-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137462145

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The Politics of Chinese Media Excerpt :

This book offers an analytical account of the consensus and contestations of the politics of Chinese media at both institutional and discursive levels. It considers the formal politics of how the Chinese state manages political communication internally and externally in the post-socialist era, and examines the politics of news media, focusing particularly on how journalists navigate the competing demands of the state, the capital and the urban middle class readership. The book also addresses the politics of entertainment media, in terms of how power operates upon and within media culture, and the politics of digital networks, highlighting how the Internet has become the battlefield of ideological contestation while also shaping how political negotiations are conducted. Bearing in mind the contemporary relevance of China’s socialist revolution, this text challenges both the liberal universalist view that presupposes ‘the end of history’ and various versions of China exceptionalism, which downplay the impact of China’s integration into global capitalism.

Super sticky WeChat and Chinese Society Book

Super sticky WeChat and Chinese Society


  • Author : Yujie Chen
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-07-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787439443

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Super sticky WeChat and Chinese Society Excerpt :

This book provides a balanced and nuanced study of how the super-sticky WeChat platform interweaves into the fabric of Chinese social, cultural, and political life. It keeps the wider global and national social media landscape in view and compares and contrasts WeChat with Weibo, QQ and other Western social media platforms.

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.

Social Media in Rural China Book

Social Media in Rural China


  • Author : Tom McDonald
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781910634677

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Social Media in Rural China Excerpt :

China’s distinctive social media platforms have gained notable popularity among the nation’s vast number of internet users, but has China’s countryside been ‘left behind’ in this communication revolution? Tom McDonald spent 15 months living in a small rural Chinese community researching how the residents use social media in their daily lives. His ethnographic findings suggest that, far from being left behind, many rural Chinese people have already integrated social media into their everyday experience.Throughout his ground-breaking study, McDonald argues that social media allows rural people to extend and transform their social relationships by deepening already existing connections with friends known through their school, work or village, while also experimenting with completely new forms of relationships through online interactions with strangers, particularly when looking for love and romance. By juxtaposing these seemingly opposed relations, rural social media users are able to use these technologies to understand, capitalise on and challenge the notions of morality that underlie rural life.

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media Book

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media


  • Author : Gary D. Rawnsley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 486
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317635925

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Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media Excerpt :

The study of Chinese media is a field that is growing and evolving at an exponential rate. Not only are the Chinese media a fascinating subject for analysis in their own right, but they also offer scholars and students a window to observe multi-directional flows of information, culture and communications within the contexts of globalization and regionalization. Moreover, the study of Chinese media provides an invaluable opportunity to test and refine the variety of communications theories that researchers have used to describe, analyse, compare and contrast systems of communications. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media is a prestigious reference work providing an overview of the study of Chinese media. Gary and Ming-Yeh Rawnsley bring together an interdisciplinary perspective with contributions by an international team of renowned scholars on subjects such as television, journalism and the internet and social media. Locating Chinese media within a regional setting by focusing on ‘Greater China’, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and overseas Chinese communities; the chapters highlight the convergence of media and platforms in the region; and emphasise the multi-directional and trans-national character of media/information flows in East Asia. Contributing to the growing de-westernization of media and communications studies; this handbook is an essential and comprehensive reference work for students of all levels and scholars in the fields of Chinese Studies and Media Studies.