February 2015

Talk in Leuven, Belgium, 26 February

I will give a talk entitled Big Vs, opinion leaders and public intellectuals on Chinese social media: The case of Yu Jianrong at KU Leuven on 26 February. The talk builds on insights from an article on digital divides and the role of opinion leaders on social media that I wrote for China Information last year, and a special issue … Continue reading

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The “Sent-Down” Internet: New Publications Out!

The Chinese Journal of Communication has recently published a special issue on “The Sent-Down Internet: Using Information and Communication Technologies in Rural China”, which assembles four research articles and one round-table discussion on the diffusion, appropriation and use of new technologies in rural China. All articles are highly critical of the fact that investigating the Chinese Internet, both in terms … Continue reading

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