Internet Policy in China: A Field Study of Internet CafZs

Internet Policy in China: A Field Study of Internet CafZs

by Helen Sun
     
 

Internet Policy in China A Field Study of Internet Cafés reports the results of a multi-layered study of the Internet cafZ phenomenon in the People's Republic of China. Helen Sun investigates how the Internet has been used by the state and individuals, as well as the implications of Chinese Internet policies and regulations.See more details below

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Internet Policy in China A Field Study of Internet Cafés reports the results of a multi-layered study of the Internet cafZ phenomenon in the People's Republic of China. Helen Sun investigates how the Internet has been used by the state and individuals, as well as the implications of Chinese Internet policies and regulations.

Editorial Reviews

Merle Goldman
Helen Sun details the meticulous methods used by the Chinese Communist Party to monitor China's Internet communication, particularly at Internet bars. At the same time, she also vividly describes the political energy and democratic discourse unleashed by the Internet, primarily among the younger generation. Internet Policy in China provides a vivid picture of momentous political and social changes under way in China today.
Sandra Braman
A superb book that achieves its rich analysis of today's Chinese Internet cafes politics and policy by reaching deeply through state treatment of information, communication, and culture throughout its history. A necessary primer for understanding contemporary Chinese Internet developments.
Zixiang Tan
Internet cafes in China have become a far more significant phenomenon than the computer corners in US public libraries because of certain social, political, economic, and technology reasons. Sun’s insightful book provides a long-needed comprehensive reading for any one who wants to learn Internet evolution and revolution in China.
The China Journal
Internet Policy in China: A Field Study of Internet Cafés is an original, detailed and important analysis of the E-public sphere in contemporary China. For anyone concerned with understanding the Internet and communications policy, it offers needed insights into the long-neglected arena of Internet cafés.

CHOICE
Sun (communication, Univ. of Texas, Permian Basin) analyzes new media in China, focusing on the role of state Internet policy at the macro level and how individuals use the Internet at the micro level. This multilevel approach results in a book that deepens and enriches understanding of the country's new technology....Overall, the author captures many of the complexities inherent in the new media environment in China. Summing Up: Recommended.
Choice
Sun (communication, Univ. of Texas, Permian Basin) analyzes new media in China, focusing on the role of state Internet policy at the macro level and how individuals use the Internet at the micro level. This multilevel approach results in a book that deepens and enriches understanding of the country's new technology....Overall, the author captures many of the complexities inherent in the new media environment in China. Summing Up: Recommended.
China Journal
Internet Policy in China: A Field Study of Internet Cafés is an original, detailed and important analysis of the E-public sphere in contemporary China. For anyone concerned with understanding the Internet and communications policy, it offers needed insights into the long-neglected arena of Internet cafés.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739119228
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
08/03/2011
Series:
Lexington Studies in Political Communication Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Merle Goldman
Helen Sun details the meticulous methods used by the Chinese Communist Party to monitor China's Internet communication, particularly at Internet bars. At the same time, she also vividly describes the political energy and democratic discourse unleashed by the Internet, primarily among the younger generation. Internet Policy in China provides a vivid picture of momentous political and social changes under way in China today.
Sandra Braman
A superb book that achieves its rich analysis of today's Chinese Internet cafes politics and policy by reaching deeply through state treatment of information, communication, and culture throughout its history. A necessary primer for understanding contemporary Chinese Internet developments.
Zixiang Tan
Internet cafes in China have become a far more significant phenomenon than the computer corners in US public libraries because of certain social, political, economic, and technology reasons. Sun’s insightful book provides a long-needed comprehensive reading for any one who wants to learn Internet evolution and revolution in China.

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