China and India Online

China and India Online

Author: Marcus F. Franda

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742519465

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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This is the first book-length comparison of the politics and diplomacy of information technology development in the two most populous nations. Visit our website for sample chapters!

China Online

China Online

Author: Peter Marolt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317611158

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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The Chinese internet is driving change across all facets of social life, and scholars have grown mindful that online and offline spaces have become interdependent and inseparable dimensions of social, political, economic, and cultural activity. This book showcases the richness and diversity of Chinese cyberspaces, conceptualizing online and offline China as separate but inter-connected spaces in which a wide array of people and groups act and interact under the gaze of a seemingly monolithic authoritarian state. The cyberspaces comprising "online China" are understood as spaces for interaction and negotiation that influence "offline China". The book argues that these spaces allow their users greater "freedoms" despite ubiquitous control and surveillance by the state authorities. The book is a sequel to the editors’ earlier work, Online Society in China: Creating, Celebrating and Instrumentalising the Online Carnival (Routledge, 2011).

Online Society in China

Online Society in China

Author: David Kurt Herold

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136808869

Category: Computers

Page: 241

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This book discusses the rich and varied culture of China's online society, and its impact on offline China. It argues that the internet in China is a separate 'space' in which individuals and institutions emerge and interact. While offline and online spaces are connected and influence each other, the Chinese internet is more than merely a technological or media extension of offline Chinese society. Instead of following existing studies by locating online China in offline society, the contributors in this book discuss the carnival of the Chinese internet on its own terms. Examining the complex relationship between government officials and the people using the Internet in China, this book demonstrates that culture is highly influential in how technology is used. Discussing a wide range of different activities, the contributors examine what Chinese people actually do on the internet, and how their actions can be interpreted within the online society they are creating.

China Online

China Online

Author: Veronique Michel

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462915187

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

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Dive into China's new web-based subculture of tech-savy, subversive netizens with China Online! Using Baidu, China's form of Google, young Chinese web-surfers are creating their own language on the Internet. With this book, you can get an insider's view of the way the new wave of Chinese youth communicates in code. Author and translator Véronique Michel guides you on a tour of the lifestyles inhabiting modern-day "tribes" on the Internet: The "Moonlight" or "Starlight" Tribe The "Ant" Tribe The "Corporate Insects" The "Diamond Man" China Online describes a youth culture in transition—using humor and creativity to survive in a hugely competitive environment. They enjoy puns—including the ingenious "talking numbers" used to say more things with fewer keystrokes and characters. There is a great deal that lies under the surface. Learn the secret netspeak used by over half a billion of the coolest people in China, and be in the know!

Online Chinese Nationalism and China's Bilateral Relations

Online Chinese Nationalism and China's Bilateral Relations

Author: Simon Shen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739132490

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

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Online Chinese Nationalism and China's Bilateral Relations covers a new topic of interest to scholars and students studying Chinese politics and society, Chinese diplomacy, and e-politics by looking at the interaction between online nationalism and the bilateral relations between China and various parts of the world.

Online News-Prompted Public Spheres in China

Online News-Prompted Public Spheres in China

Author: Xuanzi Xu

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031121562

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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This book argues that there are constant formations of online public spheres in present-day China, prompted by never-ending news. It contends that these publics are chronic, although individually they are usually transient. They are networked, which enables them to go viral in hours, and they may engender unexpected consequences. These features explain why online public spheres survive in China even though censorship and information manipulation are pervasively and strategically maneuvered to guide or manufacture “public opinion”. The book also proposes that there are deeply entangled structural factors bolstering China's online news-prompted public spheres: the continuous flow of news information, the countless public spaces facilitated by China’s digital infrastructure and the rise of rights-conscious netizens. Pushing forward a new way of conceptualizing the idea of public spheres, this book contends clearly that public spheres are most often sparked by chronic news in today's media-saturated societies. Delving into the life cycles of public spheres, it goes beyond static analysis of individual public spheres and instead studies their five qualities, which, except for the networked quality, have never been systematically addressed in scholarship.

Online Film Production in China Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Online Film Production in China Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Author: Patrice Poujol

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030024680

Category: Computers

Page: 460

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This book explores the use of Blockchain and smart contract technologies to develop new ways to finance independent films and digital media worldwide. Using case studies of Alibaba and in-depth, on-set observation of a Sino-US coproduction, as well as research collected from urban China, Hong Kong, Europe, and the USA, Online Film Production in China Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts explores new digital platforms and what this means for the international production of creative works. This research assesses the change in media consciousness from young urban audiences, their emergence as a potential participative and creative community within dis-intermediated, decentralised and distributed crowdfunding and crowdsourcing models. This research proposes solutions on how these young emerging local creative talents can be identified and nurtured early on, particularly those who now produce creative and artistic audiovisual content whether these works are related to film, Virtual Reality (VR), video game, graphic novels, or music. Ultimately, a new media content finance and production platform implementing blockchain is proposed to bring transparency in the film sector and open doors to emerging artists in digital media. Appropriate for both professionals and academics in the film industry as well as computer science.

Online Collaborative Translation in China and Beyond

Online Collaborative Translation in China and Beyond

Author: Chuan Yu

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000786217

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 146

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In this original and innovative work, Yu boldly tackles the increasingly influential collaborative translation phenomenon, with special reference to China. She employs the unique perspective of an ethnographer to explore how citizen translators work together as they select, translate, edit and polish translations. Her area of particular interest is the burgeoning yet notably distinctive world of the Chinese internet, where the digital media ecology is with Chinese characteristics. Through her longitudinal digital ethnographic fieldwork in Yeeyan, Cenci and other online translation platforms where the source materials usually come from outside China, Yu draws out lessons for the various actors in the collaborative translation space, focusing on their communities, working practices and identities, for nothing is quite as it seems. She also theorises relationships between the actors, their work and their places of work, offering us a rich and insightful perspective into the often-hidden world of collaborative translation in China. The contribution of Yu’s work also lies in her effort in looking beyond China, providing us with a landscape of collaborative translation in practice, in training, and in theory across geographic contexts. This volume will be of particular interest to scholars and postgraduate students in translation studies and digital media.

Chinese Cyber Nationalism

Chinese Cyber Nationalism

Author: Xu Wu

Publisher:

ISBN: 073911817X

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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Chinese cyber nationalism, explains Xu is a non-government sponsored ideology and movement that has originated, existed, and developed in China's online sphere since 1994, a natural extension of China's century-long nationalist movement but different from both the Communist Party's official version and the traditional nationalist movement. His perspectives include Sino-US cyber wars, the cyber public sphere, key players, and the general online public.

Debating Political Reform in China

Debating Political Reform in China

Author: Suisheng Zhao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317473299

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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The growing disconnect between China's market-oriented economy with its emerging civil society, and the brittle, anacronistic, and authoritarian state has given rise to intense discussion and debate about political reform, not only by Western observers, but also among Chinese intellectuals. While some expect China's political reform to lead to democratization, others have proposed to strengthen the institution of single-party rule and provide it with a solid legal base. This book brings the ongoing debate to life and explores the options for political reform. Offering the perspectives of both Western and Chinese scholars, it presents the controversial argument for building a consultive rule of law regime as an alternative to liberal democracy. It provides several critiques of this thesis, and then tests the thesis through empirical studies on the development of the rule of law in China.

New Mentalities of Government in China

New Mentalities of Government in China

Author: David Bray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317422365

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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China continues to transform apace, flowing from the forces of deregulation, privatization and globalization unleashed by economic reforms which began in late 1978. The dramatic scope of economic change in China is often counterposed to the apparent lack of political change as demonstrated by continued Chinese Communist Party (CCP) rule. However, the ongoing dominance of the CCP belies the fact that much has also changed in relation to practices of government, including how authorities and citizens interact in the management of daily life. New Mentalities of Government in China examines how the privatization and professionalization of ‘public’ service provision is transforming the nature of government and everyday life in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The book addresses key theoretical questions on the nature of government in China and documents the emergence of a range of ‘new mentalities of government’ in China. Its chapters focus on areas such as clinical trials, conceptualizing government, consumer activity, elite philanthropy, lifestyle and beauty advice, public health, social work, volunteering; and urban and rural planning. Offering a topical examination of shifting modes of governance in contemporary China, this book will appeal to scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, politics and sociology.

The Digitization of Business in China

The Digitization of Business in China

Author: Young-Chan Kim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319790480

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

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One of the first of its kind, this book examines the digitalization of Chinese businesses both theoretically and practically. Taking a fresh and unique approach, the authors seek to adopt individual theories for each empirical case explored and investigate the dramatic digital transformation that Chinese firms have undergone in recent years. With a particular focus on social networks, the authors observe and analyze the way that digitized applications can interlink with financial systems, developing new capabilities that help to yield competitive advantage. Covering both small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and globally orientated multinational enterprises (MNEs), this book is a valuable resource for those researching Asian business, or international business more generally, as well as innovation and technology management.