Digital dissent in the People s Republic: the language of protest and criticism in Sino-cyberspace

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The aim of this project is to provide a critical appraisal of how mainland Chinese citizens use the Internet to expose perceived wrongdoings and to express their views and concerns on topical issues. The project s special academic significance rests on detailed and substantial analysis of the language of Chinese digital dissent, the global reach of that dissent and its impact on culture and society under Party-state rule. The project will produce a deepened understanding of how digital dissent, despite ongoing state censorship, has expanded freedom of expression in China. It will also contribute to our knowledge of the effects of online publishing on language, thought, social interaction and political participation.
Effective start/end date1/01/0931/12/11


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$200,000.00
  • Monash University