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Author Yang, Guobin,
Title The power of the internet in China : citizen activism online / Guobin Yang.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2011.
Edition Paperback edition.

Author Yang, Guobin,
Series Contemporary Asia in the world
Contemporary Asia in the world.
Subject Political participation -- Technological innovations -- China.
Internet -- Political aspects -- China.
Internet -- Social aspects -- China.
Internet -- China.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 318 pages) : illustrations
Edition Paperback edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Online activism in an age of contention -- The politics of digital contention -- The rituals and genres of contention -- The changing style of contention -- The business of digital contention -- Civic associations online -- Utopian realism in online communities -- Transnational activism online -- Conclusion: China's long revolution -- Afterword to the paperback edition.
Summary Since the mid-1990s, the Internet has revolutionized popular expression in China, enabling users to organize, protest, and influence public opinion in unprecedented ways. Guobin Yang's pioneering study maps an innovative range of contentious forms and practices linked to Chinese cyberspace, delineating a nuanced and dynamic image of the Chinese Internet as an arena for creativity, community, conflict, and control. Like many other contemporary protest forms in China and the world, Yang argues, Chinese online activism derives its methods and vitality from multiple and intersecting forces.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780231513142 (electronic book)
0231513143 (electronic book)
9780231144216 (paperback)
0231144210 (paperback)
9780231144209 (cloth)
0231144202 (cloth)
Publisher # EB00662483 Recorded Books
OCLC # 793231589
Additional Format Print version: Yang, Guobin. Power of the Internet in China. New York : Columbia University Press, 2009 9780231144209 (DLC) 2008049149 (OCoLC)275151707

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