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The power of the Internet in China : citizen activism online

Author: Guobin Yang
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009.
Series: Contemporary Asia in the world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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".  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Guobin Yang
ISBN: 9780231144209 0231144202 9780231144216 0231144210
OCLC Number: 275151707
Awards: Winner of CITASA Book Award 2010
Description: xv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Online activism in an age of contention --
The politics of digital contention --
The rituals and genres of contention --
The changing style of contention --
The business of digital contention --
Civic associations online --
Utopian realism in online communities --
Transnational activism online --
Conclusion: China's long revolution.
Series Title: Contemporary Asia in the world.
Responsibility: Guobin Yang.

Abstract:

"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". -- Book Jacket.

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A boundary-breaking book... A snap review of some of the hottest issues in front of the Chinese public today. -- Daniel Little Understanding Society Mr. Yang's work is essential reading. -- Rebecca Read more...

 
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