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Chinese Cyberspaces : Technological Changes and Political Effects - Jens Damm

Chinese Cyberspaces

Technological Changes and Political Effects

By: Jens Damm (Editor), Simona Thomas (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd February 2006
ISBN: 9780415332088
Number Of Pages: 180

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The internet is developing more extensively in China than any other country in the world. Chinese Cyberspaces provides multidisciplinary perspectives on recent developments and the consequences of internet expansion in China. Including first-hand research and case studies, the contributors examine the social, political, cultural and economic impact of the internet in China.

The book investigates the political implications of China's internet development as well as the effect on China's information policy and overall political stability. The contributors show how although the digital divide has developed along typical lines of gender, urban versus rural, and income, it has also been greatly influenced by the Communist Party's attempts to exert efficient control. This topical and interesting text gives a compelling overview of the current situation regarding the Chinese internet development in China, while clearly signalling potential future trends.

Industry Reviews

'This book makes a singular contribution to the rapidly growing field of research on Chinese cyberspace. It is a timely publication that gives insights into the specifics of Internet development in China.' - Tina Liu, The China Journal, No 58, July 2007

'The book in general offers examples of strong research methodology. Statistical data, surveys and samples are employed, and primary interview data is liberally featured in fields such as the media. The interview material is particularly valuable, ....overall the book will interest students and teachers of contemporary Chinese politics, culture, economics and media.' - IIAS Newsletter #48, Summer 2008

List of figuresp. xi
List of tablesp. xii
Notes on contributorsp. xiii
List of abbreviationsp. xvi
Prefacep. xix
Introduction: Chinese cyberspaces: technological changes and political effectsp. 1
Government policy and political control over China's Internetp. 12
In the crossfire of demands: Chinese news portals between propaganda and the publicp. 42
Comrade to comrade networks: the social and political implications of peer-to-peer networks in Chinap. 64
China's e-policy: examples of local e-government in Guangdong and Fujianp. 102
Industrialization supported by informatization: the economic effects of the Internet in Chinap. 132
Net business: China's potential for a global market changep. 148
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9780415332088
ISBN-10: 0415332087
Series: Asia's Transformations (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 3rd February 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.0  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1