Chinese social media, "publicness" and one-party rule

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How should we understand the changes brought to China by digital technology and online communications? In what ways does the spectacle of Chinese “netizens” speaking back to “the Party” on social media distract us from seeing the Party’s increasing mastery and command of the mainland cybersphere? Can public culture flourish under one-party rule? These are questions that have and continue to frame a significant debate in the media and scholarship (e.g., Davies 2012; Sullivan 2014; Xiao 2011; Yang 2013).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of New Media in Asia
EditorsLarissa Hjorth, Olivia Khoo
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781138026001
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Davies, G. (2016). Chinese social media, "publicness" and one-party rule. In L. Hjorth, & O. Khoo (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia (1st ed., pp. 167-178). Routledge.