Digital Media Use by Chinese Youth and Its Impact

  • Guofang WanEmail author
  • Ellen Yeh
  • Hong Cheng


As the world continues to be wired up electronically and as people continue to move their daily lives online, electronic media become more and more prominent in China. This chapter presents the latest statistics about the media use by Chinese young people, describes the unprecedented growth trends of media useage, and outlines the reasons why young people in China are so enthusiastic about new gadgets and embrace activities on the Internet, as well as some potential impact of their media use. Results of the study indicate immediate needs for enhanced media literacy education in China, which will enable Chinese young people to become mature users of new media and will help avoid the issues that media use may bring.


Chinese youth’s media use Impact of media use Media literacy education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Columbia College ChicagoChicagoUSA

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