China online : locating society in online spaces

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages200
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781315750101
ISBN (Print)9781138809291
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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NameMedia, culture and social change in Asia
PublisherRoutledge

Abstract

The Chinese internet is driving change across all facets of social life, and scholars have grown mindful that online and offline spaces have become interdependent and inseparable dimensions of social, political, economic, and cultural activity. This book showcases the richness and diversity of Chinese cyberspaces, conceptualizing online and offline China as separate but inter-connected spaces in which a wide array of people and groups act and interact under the gaze of a seemingly monolithic authoritarian state. The cyberspaces comprising "online China" are understood as spaces for interaction and negotiation that influence "offline China". The book argues that these spaces allow their users greater "freedoms" despite ubiquitous control and surveillance by the state authorities. The book is a sequel to the editors' earlier work, Online Society in China: Creating, Celebrating and Instrumentalising the Online Carnival (Routledge, 2011).

Citation Format(s)

China online : locating society in online spaces. / Marolt, Peter; Herold, David Kurt.

1st ed. Routledge, 2014. 200 p. (Media, culture and social change in Asia).

Research output: Scholarly Books, Monographs, Reports and Case Studies (RGC: 11, 13, 14, 48, 49)14_Edited book (Editor)peer-review