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The internet and new social formation in China: Fandom publics in the making

Chu, Y. (2017) The internet and new social formation in China: Fandom publics in the making. Asian Studies Review, 41 (3). pp. 496-498.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2017.1317615
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Abstract

In her Preface, Weiyu Zhang attunes her readers to four themes: the question of why, after twenty years of exposure of the Chinese public to Internet technologies, democratisation is still beyond reach; her rejection of “the myth of Chinese exceptionalism”; the concept of “fandom publics”; and her reliance on her 15-year empirical data collection. The strength of the book lies above all in its informative collection of hard data...

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/37830
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