Analysing Everyday Online Political Talk in China: Theoretical and Methodological Reflections

Scott Wright, Todd Graham, Yu Sun, Wilfred Wang, Xiantian Luo, Andrea Carson

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This article explores the theoretical and methodological challenges of collecting and analysing everyday online political talk in China, and outlines our approach to defining and coding such talk. In so doing, the article is designed to encourage further research in this area, taking forward a new agenda for online deliberation (Wright, 2012a), and supporting this important area of research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-61
Number of pages23
JournalCommunication, Politics & Culture
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • online deliberation
  • China
  • social media
  • methodology

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