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Below is a select and far-from-complete list of references on research on the Internet in China. Due to the topic of my thesis the list has a special focus on issues of blogging, microblogging, publicity, civil society and public sphere. Thhe list is gradually expanded.

If you have any additions to the list feel free to leave a comment or send me an email.

References on the Internet in China

Calhoun, Craig: Neither Gods nor Emperors, Students and the Struggle for Democracy in China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.

Congressional-Executive Commission on China: “Reporting the News in China: Firsthand Accounts and Current Trends”(congressional hearing, July 31, 2009). Accessed 20. juni, 2011.

DiMaggio, Paul, Eszter Hargittai, W. Russell Neuman, et al. “Social Implications of the Internet”. Annual Review of Sociology, vol. 27 (2001), pp. 307-336.

Esarey, Ashley: “Speak No Evil. Mass media control in contemporary China”. Freedom at Issue, Freedomhouse special report. Accessed 20. juni, 2011.

Esarey, Ashley and Xiao Qiang: “Political expression in the Chinese Blogosphere: Below the radar”. Asian Survey, vol. 48.5 (2008), pp. 752-772.

Esarey, Ashley and Xiao Qiang: “Digital Communication and Political Change in China”. International Journal of Communication, vol. 5 (2011), pp. 298–319. Accessed 20. juni, 2011.

Fallows, Deborah: ”Most Chinese say they approve of government internet control.” Pew Internet and American Life Project, 2008. Accessed 20. juni, 2011.

Gong, Haomin and Xin Yang: “Digitized parody: The politics of egao in contemporary China”. China Information, vol. 24.1 (2010), pp. 3-26. Accessed 13. maj, 2010.

Gu Xin: “Review article : A Civil Society and Public Sphere in Post-Mao China?: An Overview of Western publications.” China Information, vol. 8.3 (1993), pp. 38-52. Accessed 25. februar, 2010.

Guo Liang: ”Surveying Internet Usage and its Impact in Seven Chinese Cities”, The CASS China Internet Project Survey Report, 2007.

Hai Tang: “Blogging in China: Freedom of Expression vs Political Censorship in Sexual and Satirical Blogs”, in: Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, vol 2.1 (2009). Accessed 20. juni, 2011.

Ho Kiu-Chor: “A Case Study of Douban: Social Network Communities and Web2.0 in China”, in: Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology, vol. 2, 2007. Accessed 25. februar, 2010.

Jia Dai: Deliberating in the Chinese Blogosphere: A Study on Hotspot Internet Incidents. Ph.d. afhandling ved The University of Texas at Austin, maj 2011. Accessed 14. juli, 2011.

Kluver, Randolph og Chen Yang: ”The Internet in China: A Meta-Review of Research”, in: The Information Sociely, vol. 21, (2005), pp. 301-308.

Lagerkvist, Johan: “The Rise of Online Public Opinion in the People’s Republic of China”, in: China: An International Journal, vol. 3.1 (2005), pp. 119-130.

Liu, Fengshu: “It is not merely about life on the screen: urban Chinese youth and the Internet Café”, in: Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 12.2 (2009), pp. 167-184.

MacKinnon, Rebecca: “Flatter world and thicker walls? Blogs, censorship and civic discourse in China”, in: Public Choice, vol. 134 (2008), pp. 31-46.

MacKinnon, Rebecca: “China’s “Networked Authoritarianism””, in: Journal of Democracy, vol. 22.2 (2011), pp. 32-46.

McLaren, Anne E.: “Cyberspace in East Asia: Introduction”, in: Asian Studies Review, vol. 31 (2007), p. 385.

Min Jiang: “Authoritarian Informationalism: China’s Approach to Internet Sovereignty”, in: SAIS Review, vol. 30.2 (2010), pp. 71-89.

Morozov, Evgeny: “Whither Internet Control?”, in: Journal of Democracy, vol. 22.2 (2011), pp. 62-74.

Salmenkari, Taru: “Searching for a Chinese Civil Society Model”, in: China Information, vol. 22 (2008), pp. 397-421.

Shie, Tamara Renee: “Toward a Rule of Law Regime: Political Reform Under China’s Fourth Generation of Leadership”, in: Zhao, Suisheng: Debating Political Reform in China, Rule of Law vs. Democratization, Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2006.

Shrum, Wesley et. al.: Past, Present & Future of Research in the Information Society. New York: Springer, 2007.

Qiang, Xiao: “The Internet: A Force to Transform Chinese Society?”, in: Jensen, Lionel M. and Timothy B. Weston: China’s Transformations: The Stories beyond the Headlines. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Tai, Zixue:

Tai, Zixue: ”The Rise of the Chinese Blogosphere”, in: Dumova, Tatyana and Richard Fiordo: Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends. Hershey: Information Science Reference, 2010.

Tong Lam: “Herding the Masses: Public Opinion and Democracy in Today’s China”, in: Jensen, Lionel M. and Timothy B. Weston: China’s Transformations: The Stories beyond the Headlines. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Wang, Xin: “Seeking Channels for Engagement: Media Use and Political Communication by China’s Rising Middle Class”, in: China: An International Journal, vol. 7.1 (2009), pp. 31-56.

Xiao Qiang:

Zheng, Yongnian: Technological Empowerment: The Internet, State, and Society in China. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2008.

Zhou, Kate: China’s Long March to Freedom – Grassroots Modernization, 2009. New Brunswick and London: Transaction Publishers, 2009.


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