New Connectivities in China

New Connectivities in China

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The fast diffusion of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in China has brought forth new forms of connection among the Chinese and has changed their social lives. Virtual networks have been developed and in turn have led to the formation of networks in the actual world. This collection explores the resultant complications in the relationship between virtual, actual, and local interactions. It discusses various aspects of the implications of the new connectivities on these three types of interactions in China. The topics examined include: the possibility of the development of civil society in China, the implications for the migrant workers in the south, the challenge posed to the traditional social order, and the relationship between the new connectivities and the Chinese social context.... to QQ (a kind of instant message service which is very popular among the migrant workers and which can be accessed either on the Internet or through the mobile phone) on their mobile, while others went to an Internet cafAc to webcam withanbsp;...

Title:New Connectivities in China
Author:Pui-lam Law
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-03-30


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