Cyber China: Reshaping National Identities in the Age of by F. Mengin

By F. Mengin

The essays during this quantity discover the hot strength struggles created in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong via info know-how. The members study the interplay among the improvement of data applied sciences and social common sense at the one hand and strategies of unification and fragmentation at the different. They search to spotlight the innovations of private and non-private actors aimed toward monopolizing the advantages created by way of the data society-whether for financial achieve or bureaucratic consolidation-as good because the new loci of strength now rising. The ebook is prepared round major subject matters: one exploring societal swap and gear family members, the second one analyzing the restructuring of higher China's area. In so doing, the e-book seeks to make clear either the nation formation procedure in addition to diplomacy idea.

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On the concept of globalization see, among many writings: Roland Robertson, Globalization, Social Theory and Global Culture (London: Sage, 1993) and Jean-François Bayart, Le Gouvernement du monde: Une critique politique de la globalization (Paris: Fayard, 2004). 20. Ibid. 21. Margaret M. Pearson, China’s New Business Elite: The Political Consequences of Economic Reform (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997). 22. ) (Paris: Karthala, 1996): 263–395. 23. Pearson, China’s New Business Elite: 45.

Pearson, China’s New Business Elite: 45. 24. ), Vision and Method in Historical Sociology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984). 16 Françoise Mengin 25. : Westview Press, 1992). ) xvii–xix. 26. This book shows how the public/private dichotomy is not relevant in as much as the issue at stake is different modes of government that can be carried by direct, as well as by indirect forms. 27. ), The Sociology of Economic Life: 6. 28. See earlier, note 1. ” Castells, The Rise of the Network Society: 416.

The younger generations of urban Chinese in particular, much less intimidated as their online representatives show, do not yet pose a greater threat to CCP rule, as well. Although much more outspoken and confrontational in discourse, they, on the other hand, represent the most individualized and self-centered segment of society today. But challenges may arise in the future, because of the potentially far-reaching subversive power of changing lifestyles and value orientations that develop among the younger generation as relevant online discourses show.

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