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New Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 1/2021

This special issue of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs takes a close look at various “Visions of the Internet in China,” such as the “Free Internet”, as well as the country's digital developments.

  • Journal of Current Chinese Affairs Vol. 50, No. 1 (2021)

    Special Issue: Visions of the Internet in China

    Guest Editors: Marina Svensson, Barbara Schulte


    • Barbara Schulte, Marina Svensson: Of Visions and Visionaries: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in China Abstract | PDF

    Research Articles

    • Stefan Brehm: Whose Vision Is It Anyway? The “Free Internet” in Chinese State Media Abstract | PDF

    • Christian Göbel, Jie Li: From Bulletin Boards to Big Data: The Origins and Evolution of Public Complaint Websites in China Abstract | PDF

    • Marina Svensson: “Crazy Jack” and the “Gay CEO”: Visions, Entrepreneurship, and the Chinese State in the New Digital Economy Abstract | PDF

    • Annika Pissin: The Social Construction of Internet Addiction in China: Youth between Reality and Temporal Autonomy in the Documentary Web Junkie Abstract | PDF

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