Identity vs anonymity : Chinese netizens and questions of identifiability

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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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
Pages165-183
ISBN (Electronic)9780203828519
ISBN (Print)9780415565394
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMedia, culture, and social change in Asia
Volume25

Abstract

In the spring of 2007, citizens of Xiamen became concerned over a new 11 billion Yuan (USD$1.4 billion) chemical plant to be built in the city’s Haicang district. Although the project had overwhelming support from the city government, citizens in Xiamen were able to make use of Internet bulletin boards, emails and short messaging services to organize a public protest of more than 10,000 people at the city centre on 1 and 2 June, leading to the temporary abandonment and eventual halting of the project.

Citation Format(s)

Identity vs anonymity : Chinese netizens and questions of identifiability. / Farrall, Kenneth; Kurt Herold, David.

Online Society in China: Creating, Celebrating, and Instrumentalising the Online Carnival. ed. / David Kurt Herold; Peter Marolt. London : Routledge, 2011. p. 165-183 (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