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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
Creator
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? [This book] 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. [The author] 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, [the author] 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. [The author] 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, [this book] offers new possibilities for thinking about the transformation of state-society relations."--
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Book jacket flap
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BTCTA
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Lei, Ya-Wen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in contemporary China
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  • China
  • Mass media
  • Mass media policy
  • Mass media
  • Political participation
  • Law
  • Authoritarianism
  • Authoritarianism
  • Law
  • Mass media
  • Mass media policy
  • Mass media
  • Political participation
  • Politics and government
  • China
Label
The contentious public sphere : law, media, and authoritarian rule in China, Ya-Wen Lei
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780691166865
Lccn
2017935147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983823927
Label
The contentious public sphere : law, media, and authoritarian rule in China, Ya-Wen Lei
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780691166865
Lccn
2017935147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983823927

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