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Sociology, Media and Journalism in China

The Internet Society in China

A 2016 Report

Editors: Liu, Shaojie, Wang, Jianmin (Eds.)

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  • Examines the rise of China’s network society and reviews recent key development within China’s Internet economy
  • Considers such concepts as ‘Lucky Money’, micro charity 2.0 E and the Digital Red Envelope
  • Offers key insights into how technology impacts on the communication and movement of population in China
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About this book

This book provides a cutting edge analysis of the rapid rise of China’s network society and reviews recent key developments within China’s internet economy, notably the concepts of “Lucky Money” and E-Business on Wechat, and Crowd-Funding Platforms. It focuses on drawing out the sociological impact of these economic developments, examining among others the bearing of the decentralization of e-business in rural areas. It offers a vital sociological perspective on the development of China’s internet society and how it affects social and professional relations, examining the shift from the traditional Red Envelope Giving Culture to Digital Red Envelope, micro charity 2.0 as well as the Rise of Internet Crowd Funding in China. Combining an up to date analysis of the current state of play of China’s internet society with expertise in the rapidly changing landscape of China’s social media, this book provides key insights into how technology impacts on the communication and movement of population in China, in both social and economic spheres.


About the authors

Shaojie Liu is Deputy Director of the Center for Studies of Sociological Theory & Method, as well as Professor and doctoral supervisor at Renmin University of China. His research focuses on the contemporary institutional structure of Chinese society, new trends in contemporary international sociology, and theories and practices of new economic sociology. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Sociological Review of China and Chairman of the Theoretical Sociology Commission of Chinese Sociological Association.

Jianmin Wang is Associate Professor and Master’s supervisor at the Department of Sociology of the Central University of Finance and Economics, China. His main research fields are sociological theory, the history of Sociology in the Republic of China, and network sociology.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Social Dimensions of the Internet Economy

    Pages 1-55

    Wang, Jianmin (et al.)

  • The Big Time for WeChat Business: “Moments” and “Wealth Dream”

    Pages 57-79

    Cheng, Shiqiang

  • Space Compression of E-commerce in Rural Areas and Its Value: Case Study

    Pages 81-106

    Shao, Zhanpeng

  • Marketing Chaos and Development Transformation of E-commerce Market: Reflections After the Bustling “Singles Day”

    Pages 107-142

    Zhang, Jun

  • Spatial Turn of Network Information Consumption and Its Social Risks: Case Study of “the Sale of Baidu Hemophilia Post Bar”

    Pages 143-175

    Zhang, Rong

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-8237-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-8236-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Internet Society in China
Book Subtitle
A 2016 Report
Editors
  • Shaojie Liu
  • Jianmin Wang
Series Title
Sociology, Media and Journalism in China
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
China Renmin University Press
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8237-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8237-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8236-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 320
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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