The Internet in China

From Infrastructure to a Nascent Civil Society

Authors: Negro, Gianluigi

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  • Topicality: capitalises on huge interest in the growth of the Chinese economy 
  • Illustrative case studies: draws upon the implementation of the Golden Shield Project, the failed launch of the Green Dam Youth Escort, the anti-rumours campaign and real name registration system
  • Research base: based upon interviews with the most important Chinese scholars, think thanks and managers in the field of the Internet studies, as well as managers and executives at Sina Weibo, the most popular microblog platform in China, Baidu, the most used search engine, Tudou Youku, Sohu the most used video sharing platforms and many other Internet companies 
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About this book

This book aims to identify the most important political, socio-economic, and technical determinants of Internet development in China, through a historical approach that combines political economy, cultural, and public studies.  Firstly, the book looks at the most important strategies that compelled the Chinese government to invest in the construction of the Internet infrastructure. Secondly, it examines the relationships between the development of the Internet in China and the emergence of a nascent civil society. Finally, attention is given to three different Chinese online platforms in three different historical periods.  This three-pronged approach presents a coherent set of analyses and case studies which are committed to the investigation of the complex process of change undergone by Internet development in China.

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Gianluigi Negro is both Post Doctoral Researcher in the Faculty of Communication Sciences and Assistant Editor at China Media Observatory (CMO) at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Negro, Gianluigi

  • Studying the Internet in China. Relevance of the Topic

    Pages 5-17

    Negro, Gianluigi

  • A Historical Overview of the Media Political Economy of the Internet in China

    Pages 19-88

    Negro, Gianluigi

  • How Chinese People Use the Internet

    Pages 89-142

    Negro, Gianluigi

  • BBSs and Blogs: The First Participatory Online Spaces (2003–2008)

    Pages 143-158

    Negro, Gianluigi

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Internet in China
Book Subtitle
From Infrastructure to a Nascent Civil Society
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60405-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60405-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60404-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86856-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 247
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
Topics