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Citizen Publications in China Before the Internet

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Shao Jiang
    Pages 1-29
  3. Shao Jiang
    Pages 31-56
  4. Shao Jiang
    Pages 57-82
  5. Shao Jiang
    Pages 83-128
  6. Shao Jiang
    Pages 129-170
  7. Shao Jiang
    Pages 171-179
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 181-268

About this book


This book presents the first panoramic study of minkan (citizen publications) in China before the Internet. This recent history of citizen publications contributes to the reclamation of a lost past of resistance. It is an exercise in remembering a past that has been marginalized by official history and recovering ideas obliterated by state power.


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About the authors

Shao Jiang, a former prisoner of conscience for his active role in the 1989 pro-democracy movement in China, is now a committed activist-scholar who lives and works in exile in London, U.K. His academic interests focus on politics and media, social movement, democratization, autonomy, sovereignty, self-determination, international human rights mechanisms, and civil society.

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