From Cyber-Nationalism to Fandom Nationalism: The Case of Diba Expedition In China

1st Edition

Liu Hailong

Routledge
January 29, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 192 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138330641 - CAT# K392934
Series: Chinese Perspectives on Journalism and Communication

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Summary

This book gives a deep description of a new trend in Chinese cyber nationalism by study the incident of diba expedition 2018. The eight chapters written by researchers from U.S. and China touch the topics of history, mobilization and organization of new cyber nationalism, the evolving of symbolic devices, the impact of ICTs, consumerism, fans culture, and internet subcultures on cyber nationalism and the political consequence of it. The authors embedded diba expedition and new cyber nationalism, may call it fandom nationalism, in the media ecology of social media, mobile internet, smart mobile phone and other new generation of ICTs, and try to explain the changing of Chinese political culture from the turn of the 21th century up to now under the impact of official nationalistic education, commercial culture and grassroots internet culture. The readers interested in political culture, internet culture and youth culture will find this book helpful to understand why the traditional nationalism with hatred, anger and actions in real world evolved into the fandom nationalism with love, satire and actions in virtual world as illustrated in diba Expedition.

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