Cyber China

Reshaping National Identities in the Age of Information

  • Françoise Mengin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

  3. New Means, A New Polity?

  4. Communication and Control: Sovereignty in the Age of the Internet

  5. Global Networking and Economic Interactions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 255-260

About this book


The essays in this volume explore the new power struggles created in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong through information technology. The contributors analyze the interaction between the development of information technologies and social logic on the one hand and processes of unification and fragmentation on the other. They seek to highlight the strategies of public and private actors aimed at monopolizing the benefits created by the information society - whether for monetary gain or bureaucratic consolidation - as well as the new loci of power now emerging. The book is organized around two main themes: One exploring societal change and power relations, the second examining the restructuring of Greater China's space. In so doing, the book seeks to shed light on both the state formation process as well as international relations theory.


China communication development economy government information information society information technology interaction international relations Internet logic restructuring state technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Françoise Mengin
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for International Studies and ResearchSciences PoParisFrance

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