杨国斌:<em>The Power of the Internet in China</em>

杨国斌:The Power of the Internet in China

The Power of the Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online by Guobin Yang, Columbia University Press, June 2009 Since the mid-1990s, the Internet has revolutionized popular expression in China, enabling users to organize, protest, and influence public opinion in unprecedented ways. Despite efforts to control these activities, online activism has been an agent of immense social change, allowing common citizens to disseminate content and openly challenge the authority of political and economic elites. Guobin Yang’s pioneering study follows the rise of this dynamic protest and the forces that keep it relevant and unique. Online activism encompasses an innovative range of…