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China and the Internet : politics of the digital leap forward /
edited by Christopher R. Hughes and Gudrun Wacker.
imprint
London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
description
xiii, 178 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0415277728
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imprint
London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
isbn
0415277728
general note
"This volume ... is the product of two workshops organised between the Asia Research Centre of the London School of Economics and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin, on 8-9 December 2000 and 21-23 February 2002."--P. [1].
catalogue key
4823150
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'The authors describe a complex situation where technological, commercial, political and societal elements are playing crucial roles in the future development of the Internet in China.'- Asian Journal of Communication 'This edited volume begins to fill a gap in academic research on the development of the Internet in China.'- China Review International
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Summaries
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This book covers the aspirations of Chinese policy-makers for using the Internet to achieve a "digital leapfrog" of economic development. Avoiding technical jargon, this work is accessible to anyone interested in the social impact of the Internet and information and communication technologies.
Main Description
Avoiding technical jargon, the book is accessible to anyone interested in the social impact of the Internet and information and communication technologies, from those in academia to business and public policy makers.
Main Description
China and the Internet: Politics of the Digital Leap Forwardis a comprehensive assessment of the political and economic impact of information and communication technologies (ITCs) on Chinese society. It provides in-depth analyses of topics including economic development, civil and political liberties, bureaucratic politics, international relations and security studies. The book covers the aspirations of Chinese policy-makers using the Internet to achieve a 'digital leapfrog' of economic development. Avoiding technical jargon, the book is accessible to anyone interested in the social impact of the Internet and information and communication technologies, from those in academia to business and public policy-makers.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Information & telecommunications technologies have, as elsewhere, had a profound impact on Chinese society. This collection examines this impact, looking at economic development, civil & political liberties, bureaucracy, international relations & security matters.
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China and the Internet: Politics of the Digital Leap Forward is a comprehensive assessment of the political and economic impact of information and communication technologies (ITCs) on Chinese society. It provides in-depth analyses of topics including economic development, civil and political liberties, bureaucratic politics, international relations and security studies. The book covers the aspirations of Chinese policy-makers using the Internet to achieve a 'digital leapfrog' of economic development. Avoiding technical jargon, the book is accessible to anyone interested in the social impact of the Internet and information and communication technologies, from those in academia to business and public policy-makers.
Table of Contents
Introduction: China's Digital Leap Forward
ICTs in China's Development Strategy
Internet Growth and the Digital Divide
The Internet and Censorship in China
Network Convergence and Bureaucratic Turf Wars
(Re)-Imagining 'Greater China': Silicon Valley and the Strategy of Siliconization
What's in a Chinese Domain Name?
Fighting the Smokeless War: ICTs and International Security
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