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Internet Policy in China: A Field Study of Internet CafZs

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Internet Policy in China A Field Study of Internet Caf&#233s 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.
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Internet Policy in China A Field Study of Internet Caf&#233s 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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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Table of Contents

Part 1 INTRODUCTION Part 2 PART I: ISSUES AT THE MACRO LEVEL Chapter 3 CHAPTER ONE: Techno-Socio Relationships Chapter 4 CHAPTER TWO: The Evolution of Statism in China Chapter 5 CHAPTER THREE: Media Development and Communication Policy Chapter 6 CHAPTER FOUR: The State's Political Response to Internet Technology Part 7 PART II: ISSUES AT THE MICRO LEVEL Chapter 8 CHAPTER FIVE: Theories about the Public Sphere and the Regulability of Cyberspace Chapter 9 CHAPTER SIX: Internet Cafes and Their Environment Chapter 10 CHAPTER SEVEN: Net Bar Visitors and Their Reaction to Regulation Chapter 11 CHAPTER EIGHT: Net Bar Owners and Their Interaction with the State Part 12 CONCLUSION

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