Chinese Cyberspaces: Technological Changes and Political Effects

Chinese Cyberspaces: Technological Changes and Political Effects

by Jens Damm
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415332087

ISBN-13: 9780415332088

Pub. Date: 03/29/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415332088
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/29/2006
Series:
Asia's Transformations/Asia.com Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Government Policy and Political Control over China’s Internet 3. In the Crossfire of Demands: Chinese News Portals between Propaganda and the Public 4. Comrade to Comrade Networks: The Social and Political Implications of Peer-to-Peer Networks in China 5. China’s E-Policy: Examples of Local E-Government in Guangdong and Fujian 6. Industrialization Supported by Informatization: The Economic Effects of the Internet in China 7. Net Business: China's Potential for a Global Market Change

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