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- xiii, 178 p. : ill, maps. ; 24 cm.
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- Hughes, Christopher R.,Wacker, Gudrun,
- "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 (ICTs) on Chinese society. It provides in-depth analyses of topics including economic development, civil and political liberties, bureaucratic politics, international relations and security studies." "Throughout, the authors explore methodological and theoretical problems - from the reliability of data to the nature of the relationship between technological and social change. Avoiding technical jargon, the book is accessible to anyone interested in the social impact of the Internet and information and communication technologies, from academia to business and public policy-making."--BOOK JACKET."The papers collected together in this volume ... are 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. .Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction: China's digital leap forward / Christopher R. Hughes and Gudrun Wacker -- 1. ICTs in China's development strategy / Xiudian Dai -- 2. Internet growth and the digital divide: implications for spatial development / Karsten Giese -- 3. The Internet and censorship in China / Gudrun Wacker -- 4. Network convergence and bureaucratic turf wars / Junhua Zhang -- 5. (Re-)Imagining 'Greater China': Silicon Valley and the strategy of siliconization / Ngai-Ling Sum -- 6. What's in a name? China and the Domain Name System / Monika Ermert and Christopher R. Hughes -- 7. Fighting the smokeless war: ICTs and international security / Christopher R. Hughes.