Chinese Cyber Nationalism: Evolution, Characteristics, and Implications

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Chinese Cyber Nationalism offers the first comprehensive examination of the social and ideological movement that mixes Confucian cultural traditions and advanced media technology. Over the past decade, the Internet has increasingly become a communication center, organizational platform, and channel of execution by which Chinese nationalistic causes have been promoted throughout the world. Dr. Xu Wu chronicles the movement's evolutionary path through five distinct developing phases that cover the span of twelve years. Through the use of online surveys and in-depth interviews with foreign policy makers, nationalist webmasters, and leading intellectuals in China, this book analyzes the characteristics and political implications of the movement. Xu presents a unique framework for scholars to understand China's modernization and historic return onto the world stage. Chinese Cyber Nationalism is a important addition to the study of political communication and China's foreign policy.

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Suisheng Zhao
Xu Wu's book is a tour de force of Chinese cyber nationalism. It makes a major contribution to the burgeoning literature of Chinese nationalism that has caused more and more scholarly scrutiny when China is rising to the status of a global power. No serious scholar of Chinese nationalism can afford to miss this fascinating book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739118177
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 2/23/2007
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Xu Wu is assistant professor of strategic media and public relations at Arizona State University.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Part One: Evolution Chapter 2 Enlightenment in the Ivory Tower Chapter 3 Say No to Indonesia's Anti-Chinese Riot Chapter 4 Sino-U.S. Cyber Wars Chapter 5 Post-9/11 Transition of Priority Chapter 6 Direct Confrontations with Japan Part 7 Part Two: Definitions Chapter 8 Chineseness Chapter 9 Cyber Public Sphere Chapter 10 Nationalism Chapter 11 Chinese Nationalism Chapter 12 Chinese Cyber Sphere Chapter 13 Cyber Nationalism Chapter 14 Chinese Cyber Nationalism Part 15 Part Three: Reflections Chapter 16 Key Players Chapter 17 Policy Makers Chapter 18 General Online Public

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2007

    Worth the money!!

    The title of this book is a bit academic-leaning, yet the content is very eye-opening, up-to-date, and interesting to read. I highly recommend this book to those who want to know what really drives the world's next superpower in foreign policy arena. It also provides a telling example of how the newest communication technology can reenergize one of the oldest civilizations in the world. China + Cyber Sphere + Nationalism, the author surely digged into a gold mine and discovered great treasure in it.

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