Chinese Cyberspaces: Technological Changes and Political Effects

1st Edition

Jens Damm, Simona Thomas

Routledge
Published May 21, 2009
Reference - 184 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415546935 - CAT# Y102445
Series: Asia's Transformations/Asia.com

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Summary

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.

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