Human flesh search engines : Carnivalesque riots as components of a ‘Chinese democracy’

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-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
Pages127-145
ISBN (Electronic)9780203828519
ISBN (Print)9780415565394
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMedia, culture, and social change in Asia
Volume25

Abstract

Since Hu Jintao’s ascension to the offices of President of China and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, the creation and maintenance of a ‘harmonious society’ has been one of the main aims of the Chinese central government (see, e.g., Xinhua News Agency, 2005, June 27). The concept seeks to combine the continuing rapid development of the Chinese economy with gradual political reforms designed to ‘forge an ever closer relationship between the people and the government’, while promoting ‘stability and unity’ (ibid.). Put differently, it is the aim of the central government to maintain public order while pushing the country towards ever greater economic prosperity.

Citation Format(s)

Human flesh search engines : Carnivalesque riots as components of a ‘Chinese democracy’. / Herold, David Kurt.

Online Society in China: Creating, Celebrating, and Instrumentalising the Online Carnival. ed. / David Kurt Herold; Peter Marolt. London : Routledge, 2011. p. 127-145 (Media, culture, and social change in Asia; Vol. 25).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review