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Contesting cyberspace in China : online expression and authoritarian resilience

Author: Rongbin Han
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2018] ©2018
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The Internet was supposed to be an antidote to authoritarianism. It can enable citizens to express themselves freely and organize outside state control. Yet while online activity has helped challenge authoritarian rule in some cases, other regimes have endured: no movement comparable to the Arab Spring has arisen in China. In Contesting Cyberspace in China, Rongbin Han offers a powerful counterintuitive explanation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2017038716
(OCoLC)1006517277
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rongbin Han
ISBN: 9780231545655 0231545657
OCLC Number: 1029855746
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
Harmonizing the Internet --
To comply or to resist --
Pop activism --
Trolling for the party --
Manufacturing distrust --
Defending the regime --
Authoritarian resilience online.
Responsibility: Rongbin Han.
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Rongbin Han offers a powerful counterintuitive explanation for China's survival in the digital age. Han reveals how the state, service providers, and netizens negotiate the limits of discourse,  Read more...

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