Conclusion : netizens and citizens, cyberspace and modern China

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)Foreword/preface/postscriptpeer-review

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOnline Society in China
Subtitle of host publicationCreating, Celebrating, and Instrumentalising the Online Carnival
EditorsDavid Kurt Herold, Peter Marolt
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter9
Pages200-208
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780203828519
ISBN (Print)9780415565394, 9780415838221
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMedia, culture, and social change in Asia
Volume25

Abstract

The Chinese Internet is a wild place, enabling Chinese Internet users to engage in an endless variety of activities, including a number that are not permissible in offline China. It can be interpreted as an online form of the Bakhtinian carnival that serves as a pressure valve for the people, but also as an arena in which to laugh at and challenge government authority, while interacting freely with many similar-minded netizens in the familiarity and anonymity of the Internet.

Citation Format(s)

Conclusion : netizens and citizens, cyberspace and modern China. / Herold, David Kurt.

Online Society in China: Creating, Celebrating, and Instrumentalising the Online Carnival. ed. / David Kurt Herold; Peter Marolt. 1st. ed. London : Routledge, 2011. p. 200-208 (Media, culture, and social change in Asia; Vol. 25).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)Foreword/preface/postscriptpeer-review