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The Internet in China

From Infrastructure to a Nascent Civil Society


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About this book


This book aims to identify the most important political, socio-economic, and technical determinants of Internet development in China, through a historical approach that combines political economy, cultural, and public studies.  Firstly, the book looks at the most important strategies that compelled the Chinese government to invest in the construction of the Internet infrastructure. Secondly, it examines the relationships between the development of the Internet in China and the emergence of a nascent civil society. Finally, attention is given to three different Chinese online platforms in three different historical periods.  This three-pronged approach presents a coherent set of analyses and case studies which are committed to the investigation of the complex process of change undergone by Internet development in China.


China Internet Media Policy Politics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LuganoLuganoSwitzerland

About the authors

Gianluigi Negro is both Post Doctoral Researcher in the Faculty of Communication Sciences and Assistant Editor at China Media Observatory (CMO) at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland.

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