Let 100 Voices Speak : How the Internet is Transforming China and Changing Everything

Let 100 Voices Speak : How the Internet is Transforming China and Changing Everything

Description

From the Occupy movement in the Western world to the Arab Spring and the role of Twitter in the Middle East, the internet and social media is changing the global landscape. China is next. Despite being a heavily-censored society, China has over 560 million active internet users, more than double that of the USA. In this book, social media expert and China-watcher Liz Carter tells the story of how the internet in China is leading to a coming together of activists, ordinary people and cultural trendsetters on a scale unknown in modern history. News about protests and natural disasters, or gossip and satirical jokes, are practically uncensorable and spread quickly through Weibo - the Chinese Twitter - and the Chinese internet underground. More than that, a grassroots, foundational shift of assumptions and expectations is taking place, as Chinese men and women cast off the communistera 'stability at all costs' mantra and find new forms of selfexpression, creativity and communication with the world.

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Details

Author(s)
Liz Carter
Format
Paperback | 224 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 25mm | 223g
Publication date
16 Sep 2015
Publisher
I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Imprint
I.B. TAURIS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
3 integrated bw
ISBN10
1780769857
ISBN13
9781780769851
Bestsellers rank
1,122,286