Contesting cyberspace in china goes beyond the typical fascination with chinese censorship and internet controls it investigates the ways in which social media and online expression are pluralizing political debate in china giving ample room for fiery nationalists and indignant leftists to attack the regimes liberal critics. Read contesting cyberspace in china online expression and authoritarian resilience by rongbin han with rakuten kobo the internet was supposed to be an antidote to authoritarianism it can enable citizens to express themselves freely and. Contesting cyberspace in china online expression and authoritarian resilience rongbin han the internet was supposed to be an antidote to authoritarianism it can enable citizens to express themselves freely and organize outside state control. In a new book contesting cyberspace in china online expression and authoritarian resilience professor rongbin han explores the restrictions imposed on chinese netizens and analyzes the activity of hired trolls including the fifty cent army who flood chinese social media platforms with nationalistic messages. In contesting cyberspace in china rongbin han offers a powerful counterintuitive explanation for the survival of the worlds largest authoritarian regime in the digital age han reveals the complex internal dynamics of online expression in china showing how the state service providers and netizens negotiate the limits of discourse
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