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.

Chinese Social Media Book

Chinese Social Media


  • Author : Shuhan Chen
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-04-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839091353

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Chinese Social Media Excerpt :

This book examines the social media experiences of middle class Chinese adolescents. Their enthusiasm for self-expression online, their mediated social relations (guanxi) with family, friends, classmates and colleagues are analysed in the context of China's modernity.

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.

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.

Changing Media  Changing China Book

Changing Media Changing China


  • Author : Susan L. Shirk
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-27
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199751976

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Changing Media Changing China Excerpt :

Thirty years ago, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) made a fateful decision: to allow newspapers, magazines, television, and radio stations to compete in the marketplace instead of being financed exclusively by the government. The political and social implications of that decision are still unfolding as the Chinese government, media, and public adapt to the new information environment. Edited by Susan Shirk, one of America's leading experts on contemporary China, this collection of essays brings together a who's who of experts--Chinese and American--writing about all aspects of the changing media landscape in China. In detailed case studies, the authors describe how the media is reshaping itself from a propaganda mouthpiece into an agent of watchdog journalism, how politicians are reacting to increased scrutiny from the media, and how television, newspapers, magazines, and Web-based news sites navigate the cross-currents between the open marketplace and the CCP censors. China has over 360 million Internet users, more than any other country, and an astounding 162 million bloggers. The growth of Internet access has dramatically increased the information available, the variety and timeliness of the news, and its national and international reach. But China is still far from having a free press. As of 2008, the international NGO Freedom House ranked China 181 worst out of 195 countries in terms of press restrictions, and Chinese journalists have been aptly described as "dancing in shackles." The recent controversy over China's censorship of Google highlights the CCP's deep ambivalence toward information freedom. Covering everything from the rise of business media and online public opinion polling to environmental journalism and the effect of media on foreign policy, Changing Media, Changing China reveals how the most populous nation on the planet is reacting to demands for real news.

Political Communication in the Time of Coronavirus Book

Political Communication in the Time of Coronavirus


  • Author : Peter Van Aelst
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000467185

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Political Communication in the Time of Coronavirus Excerpt :

This book examines how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the flows of communication between politicians, journalists, and citizens. Distinguished contributors grapple with how the pandemic, as a global unexpected event, disrupted the communication process and changed the relationships between politics, media, and publics, the three central players of political communication. Using different methodologies, they scrutinize changes in government communication, (new) media coverage, and public opinion during this crisis. The book moves beyond the USA and Western Europe to include cases from Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia, taking into account how variations in the political context, the media system and personal leadership can influence how the COVID-19 pandemic challenged the political communication process. It is an ideal text for advanced students and scholars of political communication, political science, and media studies.

Platforms  Protests  and the Challenge of Networked Democracy Book

Platforms Protests and the Challenge of Networked Democracy


  • Author : John Jones
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030365257

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Platforms Protests and the Challenge of Networked Democracy Excerpt :

This book examines the recent evolution of online spaces and their impact on networked democracy. Through an illuminating mix of theoretical and methodological analysis, contributors provide an understanding of how a range of individuals and groups, including activists and NGOs, governments and griefers, are using digital technologies to influence public debates. Contributions consider these phenomena in a global contemporary context, providing within the same volume rigorous examinations of the design of digital platforms for deliberation, users’ attempts to manipulate those platforms, and the ways activists and governments are responding to emerging threats to democratic discourse. Providing diverse, global case studies, this collection is a valuable tool for academics within and beyond the fields of new media, communication, and information policy and governance.

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

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.

Law and Politics of the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements Book

Law and Politics of the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements


  • Author : Brian Christopher Jones
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-03-27
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317157151

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Law and Politics of the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements Excerpt :

Rarely do acts of civil disobedience come in such grand fashion as Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement and Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement. The two protests came in regions and jurisdictions that many have underestimated as regards furthering notions of political speech, democratisation, and testing the limits of authority. This book breaks down these two movements and explores their complex legal and political significance. The collection brings together some of Asia’s, and especially Taiwan and Hong Kong’s, most prolific writers, many of whom are internationally recognised experts in their respective fields, to address the legal and political significance of both movements, including the complex questions they posed as regards democracy, rule of law, authority, and freedom of speech. Given that occupational type protests have become a prominent method for protesters to make their cases to both citizens and governments, exploring the legalities of these significant protests and establishing best practices will be important to future movements, wherever they may transpire. With this in mind, the book does not stop at implications for Taiwan and Hong Kong, but talks about its subject matter from a comparative, international perspective.

Weapons Of The Rich  Strategic Action Of Private Entrepreneurs In Contemporary China Book

Weapons Of The Rich Strategic Action Of Private Entrepreneurs In Contemporary China


  • Author : Gunter Schubert
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2020-04-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811212819

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Weapons Of The Rich Strategic Action Of Private Entrepreneurs In Contemporary China Excerpt :

This book provides a fresh perspective on the political agency of private entrepreneurs in contemporary China. Most Chinese scholarship describes this group as being politically acquiescent due to systematic co-optation by the party state. This book, however, argues that private entrepreneurs should be understood, and analytically conceptualized, as a 'strategic group' that makes use of different formal and informal channels to safeguard and expand its interests, though so far it has not challenged the current regime.State-business relations in contemporary China should thus be understood not in terms of mere clientelism, but as a dynamic symbiosis in which private entrepreneurs contribute substantially to policy and institutional change. This book is based on several years of comparative empirical fieldwork across China. With its rich and unique qualitative data and insights, this volume contributes significantly to our understanding of the political behaviour and impact of private entrepreneurs in contemporary China.

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.

Politics in China Book

Politics in China


  • Author : William A. Joseph
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190870737

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Politics in China Excerpt :

On October 1, 2019, the People's Republic of China (PRC) will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding. And what an eventful and tumultuous seven decades it has been! During that time, under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), China has been transformed from one of world's poorest countries into one of its fastest growing economies, and from a weak state barely able to govern or protect its own territory to a rising power that is challenging the United States for global influence. But in the late 1950s, the PRC experienced the most deadly famine in human history, caused largely by the actions and inactions of its leaders. Not long after, there was a collapse of government authority that pushed the country to the brink of (and in some places actually into) civil war and anarchy. And in 1989, the CCP unleashed the army to brutally crush demonstrations by students and others calling for political reform. China is now, for the most part, peaceful, prospering, and proud. The CCP maintains a firm grip on power through a combination of harsh repression and popular support largely based on its recent record of promoting rapid economic growth. Yet, the party and country face serious challenges on many fronts, including a slowing economy, environmental desecration, pervasive corruption, extreme inequalities, ethnic unrest, and a rising tide of social protest. Politics in China provides an accessible yet authoritative introduction to how the world's most populous nation and rapidly rising global power is governed today. The third edition has been extensively revised, thoroughly updated, and includes a new chapter on the internet and politics in China. The book's chapters provide overviews of major periods in China's modern political history from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, examinations of key topics in contemporary Chinese politics, and analyses of developments in four important areas located on China's geographic periphery: Tibet, Xinjian

Orientalism and Reverse Orientalism in Literature and Film Book

Orientalism and Reverse Orientalism in Literature and Film


  • Author : Sharmani Patricia Gabriel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-06-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000399639

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Orientalism and Reverse Orientalism in Literature and Film Excerpt :

Acknowledging the significance of Edward Said’s Orientalism for contemporary discourse, the contributors to this volume deconstruct, rearrange, and challenge elements of his thesis, looking at the new conditions and opportunities offered by globalization. What can a renewed or reconceptualized Orientalism teach us about the force and limits of our racial imaginary, specifically in relation to various national contexts? In what ways, for example, considering our greater cross-cultural interaction, have clichés and stereotypes undergone a metamorphosis in contemporary societies and cultures? Theoretically, and empirically, this book offers an expansive range of contexts, comprising the insights, analytical positions, and perspectives of a transnational team of scholars of comparative literature and literary and cultural studies based in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, USA, Singapore, Taiwan, and Turkey. Working with, through and beyond Orientalism, they examine a variety of cultural texts, including the novel, short story, poetry, film, graphic memoir, social thought, and life writing. Making connections across centuries and continents, they articulate cultural representation and discourse through multiple approaches including critical content analysis, historical contextualization, postcolonial theory, gender theory, performativity, intertextuality, and intersectionality. Given its unique approach, this book will be essential reading for scholars of literary theory, film studies and Asian studies, as well as for those with a general interest in postcolonial literature and film.

Chinese Authoritarianism in the Information Age Book

Chinese Authoritarianism in the Information Age


  • Author : Suisheng Zhao
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-06-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351216418

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Chinese Authoritarianism in the Information Age Excerpt :

This book examines information and public opinion control by the authoritarian state in response to popular access to information and upgraded political communication channels among the citizens in contemporary China. Empowered by mass media, particularly social media and other information technology, Chinese citizen’s access to information has been expanded. Publicly focusing events and opinions have served as catalysts to shape the agenda for policy making and law making, narrow down the set of policy options, and change the pace of policy implementation. Yet, the authoritarian state remains in tight control of media, including social media, to deny the free flow of information and shape public opinion through a centralized institutional framework for propaganda and information technologies. The evolving process of media control and public opinion manipulation has constrained citizen’s political participation and strengthened Chinese authoritarianism in the information age. The chapters originally published as articles in the Journal of Contemporary China.