From teahouses to websites : can Internet bulletin boards construct the public sphere in China?

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Wu, Yan.;
  • Subject: HM

The Internet has been viewed as a revolutionary means for including individuals in public deliberation on an equal basis. However, there is insufficient empirical work on applications of computer mediated communication to public deliberation under non-democratic social ... View more
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    1. Research Background: Digital Media Ecology in China................................ 4

    2. Significance o f This S tu d y ................................................................................. 11

    3. Structure o f the C hapters......................................................................................15

    1. The Habermasian Public Sphere and Its Developm ent....................................17

    2. Media and the Public Sphere................................................................................ 31

    3. The Public Sphere Reconstructed in Cyberspace.............................................. 42

    4. Summary ................................................................................................................58

    1. The Emergence o f the Public Sphere in China: Bourgeois Press and the First R epublic...................................................................................................................61

    2. The Second R epublic, P roletariat A uthoritarianG overnance, and the Disillusion o f a Proletarian Public S phere......................................................... 75

    3. Media Reform in a 'Socialist Market Economy'............................................ 84

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