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The Resource The contentious public sphere : law, media, and authoritarian rule in China, Ya-Wen Lei

The contentious public sphere : law, media, and authoritarian rule in China, Ya-Wen Lei

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The contentious public sphere : law, media, and authoritarian rule in China
Title
The contentious public sphere
Title remainder
law, media, and authoritarian rule in China
Statement of responsibility
Ya-Wen Lei
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the mid-2000s, public opinion and debate in China have become increasingly common and consequential, despite the ongoing censorship of speech and regulation of civil society. How did this happen? In The Contentious Public Sphere, Ya-Wen Lei shows how the Chinese state drew on law, the media, and the Internet to further an authoritarian project of modernization, but in so doing, inadvertently created a nationwide public sphere in China--one the state must now endeavor to control. Lei examines the influence this unruly sphere has had on Chinese politics and the ways that the state has responded. Using interviews, newspaper articles, online texts, official documents, and national surveys, Lei shows that the development of the public sphere in China has provided an unprecedented forum for citizens to influence the public agenda, demand accountability from the government, and organize around the concepts of law and rights. She demonstrates how citizens came to understand themselves as legal subjects, how legal and media professionals began to collaborate in unexpected ways, and how existing conditions of political and economic fragmentation created unintended opportunities for political critique, particularly with the rise of the Internet. The emergence of this public sphere--and its uncertain future--is a pressing issue with important implications for the political prospects of the Chinese people. Investigating how individuals learn to use public discourse to influence politics, The Contentious Public Sphere offers new possibilities for thinking about the transformation of state-society relations
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IDEBK
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Lei, Ya-Wen
Dewey number
320.951
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
JQ1510
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in contemporary China
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  • China
  • Law
  • Mass media
  • Authoritarianism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Authoritarianism
  • Law
  • Mass media
  • Politics and government
  • China
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
  • China
  • Politik
  • Massenmedien
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The contentious public sphere : law, media, and authoritarian rule in China, Ya-Wen Lei
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The rise of a nationwide contentious public sphere -- The Chinese state's turn to law and rights -- Critical news reporting and legal-media collaborative networks -- Extending liberalization from the press to the internet -- An emerging online public -- The Chinese state strikes back -- Conclusion
Control code
1007245088
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 284 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400887941
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1042972
  • 22573/ctvc66pvt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1007245088
Label
The contentious public sphere : law, media, and authoritarian rule in China, Ya-Wen Lei
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The rise of a nationwide contentious public sphere -- The Chinese state's turn to law and rights -- Critical news reporting and legal-media collaborative networks -- Extending liberalization from the press to the internet -- An emerging online public -- The Chinese state strikes back -- Conclusion
Control code
1007245088
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 284 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400887941
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1042972
  • 22573/ctvc66pvt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1007245088

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