The Power of the Internet in China Book

The Power of the Internet in China


  • Author : Guobin Yang
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231513142

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The Power of the Internet in China Excerpt :

Since the mid-1990s, the Internet has revolutionized popular expression in China, enabling users to organize, protest, and influence public opinion in unprecedented ways. Guobin Yang's pioneering study maps an innovative range of contentious forms and practices linked to Chinese cyberspace, delineating a nuanced and dynamic image of the Chinese Internet as an arena for creativity, community, conflict, and control. Like many other contemporary protest forms in China and the world, Yang argues, Chinese online activism derives its methods and vitality from multiple and intersecting forces, and state efforts to constrain it have only led to more creative acts of subversion. Transnationalism and the tradition of protest in China's incipient civil society provide cultural and social resources to online activism. Even Internet businesses have encouraged contentious activities, generating an unusual synergy between commerce and activism. Yang's book weaves these strands together to create a vivid story of immense social change, indicating a new era of informational politics.

China and the Internet Book

China and the Internet


  • Author : Christopher R. Hughes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-12-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134471973

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China and the Internet: Politics of the Digital Leap Forward is a comprehensive assessment of the political and economic impact of information and communication technologies (ITCs) on Chinese society. It provides in-depth analyses of topics including economic development, civil and political liberties, bureaucratic politics, international relations and security studies. The book covers the aspirations of Chinese policy-makers using the Internet to achieve a 'digital leapfrog' of economic development. Avoiding technical jargon, the book is accessible to anyone interested in the social impact of the Internet and information and communication technologies, from those in academia to business and public policy-makers.

The Internet in China Book

The Internet in China


  • Author : Zixue Tai
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-05-07
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135869908

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The Internet in China examines the cultural and political ramifications of the Internet for Chinese society. The rapid growth of the Internet has been enthusiastically embraced by the Chinese government, but the government has also rushed to seize control of the virtual environment. Individuals have responded with impassioned campaigns against official control of information. The emergence of a civil society via cyberspace has had profound effects upon China--for example, in 2003, based on an Internet campaign, the Chinese Supreme People's Court overturned the ruling of a local court for the first time since the Communist Party came to power in 1949. The important question this book asks is not whether the Internet will democratize China, but rather in what ways the Internet is democratizing communication in China. How is the Internet empowering individuals by fostering new types of social spaces and redefining existing social relations?

Urban Youth in China  Modernity  the Internet and the Self Book

Urban Youth in China Modernity the Internet and the Self


  • Author : Fengshu Liu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-01-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136840494

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Fengshu Liu situates the lives of Chinese youth and the growth of the Internet against the backdrop of rapid and profound social transformation in China. In 2008, the total of Internet users in China had reached 253 million (in comparison with 22.5 million in 2001). Yet, despite rapid growth, the Internet in China is so far a predominantly urban-youth phenomenon, with young people under thirty (especially those under twenty-four), mostly members of the only-child generation, as the main group of the netizens’ population. As both youth and the Internet hold the potential to inflict, or at least contribute to, far-reaching economic, social, cultural, and political changes, this book fulfills a pressing need for a systematical investigation of how youth and the Internet are interacting with each other in a Chinese context. In so doing, Liu sheds light on what it means to be a Chinese today, how ‘Chineseness’ may be (re)constructed in the Internet Age, and what the implications of the emerging form of identity are for contemporary and future Chinese societies as well as the world.

Internet Law in China Book

Internet Law in China


  • Author : Guosong Shao
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-03-14
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780633374

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A comprehensive, structured, and up-to-date introduction to the law governing the dissemination of information in a computer-mediated world in China, Internet Law in China stresses the practical applications of the law that are encountered by all individuals and organizations in Chinese cyberspace, but always in the light of theoretical underpinnings. Among the overarching topics treated in the Chinese context are the following: intellectual property protection in cyberspace; privacy of communication and data privacy; electronic contract forming and electronic signature; personal, domestic and international jurisdiction; and free expression in cyberspace. This book is particularly valuable to legal, business, and communication professionals, academics, and students concerned with the regulation of the Internet and related activities in China. It is the first book to focus solely on Chinese Internet law. The first book to systematically explore the legal doctrines and principles that apply to the Internet and related activities in China Broad coverage: from Internet speech to proprietary interests, privacy issues, electronic contracts, and jurisdiction Original comparative analysis of China’s Internet regulation practice in the global context

The Great Firewall of China Book

The Great Firewall of China


  • Author : James Griffiths
  • Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2019-03-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786995384

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‘Readers will come away startled at just how fragile the online infrastructure we all depend on is and how much influence China wields – both technically and politically' – Jason Q. Ng, author of Blocked on Weibo 'An urgent and much needed reminder about how China's quest for cyber sovereignty is undermining global Internet freedom’ – Kristie Lu Stout, CNN ‘An important and incisive history of the Chinese internet that introduces us to the government officials, business leaders, and technology activists struggling over access to information within the Great Firewall’ – Adam M. Segal, author of The Hacked World Order Once little more than a glorified porn filter, China’s ‘Great Firewall’ has evolved into the most sophisticated system of online censorship in the world. As the Chinese internet grows and online businesses thrive, speech is controlled, dissent quashed, and attempts to organise outside the official Communist Party are quickly stamped out. But the effects of the Great Firewall are not confined to China itself. Through years of investigation James Griffiths gained unprecedented access to the Great Firewall and the politicians, tech leaders, dissidents and hackers whose lives revolve around it. As distortion, post-truth and fake news become old news James Griffiths shows just how far the Great Firewall has spread. Now is the time for a radical new vision of online liberty.

The Chinese Internet Book

The Chinese Internet


  • Author : Qingning Wang
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-11-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000203714

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This book discusses the use of the internet in China, the complicated power relations in online political communications, and the interactions and struggles between the government and the public over the use of the internet. It argues that there is a "semi-structured" online public sphere, in which there is a certain amount of equal and liberal political communication, but that the online political debates are also limited by government control and censorship, as well as by inequality and exclusions, and moreover that the government rarely engages in the political debates. Based on extensive original research, and considering specific debates around particular issues, the book analyses how Chinese net-users debate about political issues, how they problematize the government’s actions and policies, what language they use, what online discourses are produced, and how the debates and online discourses are limited. Overall, the book provides a rich picture of the current state of online political communication in China.

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.

Cyber nationalism in China Book

Cyber nationalism in China


  • Author : Ying Jiang
  • Publisher : University of Adelaide Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN 10 : 9780987171894

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"The prevailing consumerism in Chinese cyberspace is a growing element of Chinese culture and an important aspect of this book. Chinese bloggers, who have strongly embraced consumerism and tend to be apathetic about politics, have nonetheless demonstrated political passion over issues such as the Western media's negative coverage of China. In this book, Jiang focuses upon this passion - Chinese bloggers' angry reactions to the Western media's coverage of censorship issues in current China - in order to examine China's current potential for political reform. A central focus of this book, then, is the specific issue of censorship and how to interpret the Chinese characteristics of it as a mechanism currently used to maintain state control." --Back cover.

 Race to the Bottom  Book
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Race to the Bottom


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Human Rights Watch
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Digital divide
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Race to the Bottom Excerpt :

This report documents the different ways in which companies such as Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google, and Skype are assisting and reinforcing the Chinese government's system of political censorship.

Cyberdualism in China Book

Cyberdualism in China


  • Author : Shiru Wang
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-04-28
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315438566

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Cyberdualism in China Excerpt :

Internet usage in China has recently grown exponentially, rising from 59 million users in 2002 to 710 million by mid-2016. One in every two Chinese has currently been exposed to the Internet. This upsurge has made political communication among citizens and between the government and citizens less costly and almost instantaneous in China. Despite these advances, scholars are only beginning to understand and systematically explain the ways in which increased Internet exposure may affect behavior and values of Chinese netizens. Can the Internet help liberalize Chinese society due to its innate pluralism? Has the Internet become an efficient tool assisting the ruling elite to remain in power given the tendency of Internet service providers and users to be easily manipulated by the Chinese state? This book addresses these questions by focusing on the most digitally embedded segment of Chinese population – university students. Using survey evidence from more than 1200 observations, data confirm that Internet exposure to information generated by fellow netizens promotes democratic orientation, enhances political resistance to indoctrination, and boosts popular nationalism. However, exposure to government-managed websites encourages regime support and, at a less significance level, decreases democratic orientation, and elevates official patriotism. People who perceive the Internet as a tool enhancing the vertical communication between the Chinese government and netizens tend to become patriotic and supportive of the regime. Building upon quantitative evidence, this book draws a nuanced picture of Internet exposure and its political implications.

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 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.

Internet Literature in China Book

Internet Literature in China


  • Author : Michel Hockx
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-10
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231538534

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Internet Literature in China Excerpt :

Since the 1990s, Chinese literary enthusiasts have explored new spaces for creative expression online, giving rise to a modern genre that has transformed Chinese culture and society. Ranging from the self-consciously avant-garde to the pornographic, web-based writing has introduced innovative forms, themes, and practices into Chinese literature and its aesthetic traditions. Conducting the first comprehensive survey in English of this phenomenon, Michel Hockx describes in detail the types of Chinese literature taking shape right now online and their novel aesthetic, political, and ideological challenges. Offering a unique portal into postsocialist Chinese culture, he presents a complex portrait of internet culture and control in China that avoids one-dimensional representations of oppression. The Chinese government still strictly regulates the publishing world, yet it is growing increasingly tolerant of internet literature and its publishing practices while still drawing a clear yet ever-shifting ideological bottom line. Hockx interviews online authors, publishers, and censors, capturing the convergence of mass media, creativity, censorship, and free speech that is upending traditional hierarchies and conventions within China—and across Asia.

China Internet Development Report 2019 Book

China Internet Development Report 2019


  • Author : Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-02-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813369306

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China Internet Development Report 2019 Excerpt :

This book systematically summarizes China Internet development over the past 25 years, highlighting its strong impact on China’s economy and society, and discussing the Chinese people’s transition from beneficiaries and participants to builders, contributors and joint maintainers of cyberspace development. It describes the development achievements, status and development and trends in China Internet in 2019, systematically summarizes the main lessons learned during development, and analyzes China’s strategic planning and policy actions. Further, it discusses topics such as development outcomes, future trends in information infrastructure, network information technology, digital economy, e-government, construction and management of network contents, cyberspace security, the legal construction of cyberspace, and international cyberspace governance. In addition, the book suggests improvements to the index system for China Internet development and offers an overall assessment of cyberspace security and informatization work throughout China in order to comprehensively and accurately demonstrate the level of China Internet development.

The Evolution of the Chinese Internet Book

The Evolution of the Chinese Internet


  • Author : Shaohua Guo
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 1503613771

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The Evolution of the Chinese Internet Excerpt :

This book addresses digital cultural formation through four dominant technological platforms over the past two decades in China.