Cyber China: Reshaping National Identities in the Ages of Information
Does cyberspace prefigure a border-less world? To better understand the political implications of new information technologies, the so-called greater China region offers a case in point for it is an ethno-economic space crossing national boundaries at a pace with globalization. The development of an information economy can only generate new power struggles and provide new opportunities for accumulation of wealth in both material and symbolic terms. In so doing, new relations of domination and subordination are being instituted. The various chapters in this volume shed light on public and private actors' strategies aiming at monopolizing benefits provided by the information society, be it for government regulation purposes or for private enrichment. It also explores the new power poles that are consequently emerging. Beyond the historicity of each process, the authors show how the development of the knowledge economy contributes, though often in a highly ambivalent way, to both unification and fragmentation on very different scales.
economy, global networking, greater China, information society, information technologies, Internet
Title: Cyber China: Reshaping National Identities in the Ages of Information
Author: Françoise Mengin
Publication: New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
Subjects: Internet - Conferences - China, China - Economic conditions - Conferences, China - Politics and government - Conferences
Romanization of Chinese Names and Terms
List of Acronyms
Notes on the Contributors
New Information Technologies and the Reshaping of Power Relations: An Approach to Greater China's Political Economy
PART 1: NEW MEANS, A NEW POLITY?
Speaker's Corner or Virtual Panopticon: Discursive Construction of Chinese Identities Online
Cyberspace and the Emerging Chinese Religious Landscape - Preliminary Observations
The Changing Role of the State in Greater China in the Age of Information
PART 2: COMMUNICATION AND CONTROL: SOVEREIGNTY IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET
Controlling the Internet Architecture within Greater China
Government Online and Cross-Straits Relations
The Internet and the Changing Beijing - Taipei Relations: Toward Unification or Fragmentation?
PART 3: GLOBAL NETWORKING AND ECONOMIC INTERACTIONS
The Information Technology Industry and Economic Interactions Between China and Taiwan
Global Networking and the New Division of Labor Across the Taiwan Straits
Informational Capitalism and the Remaking of "Greater China": Strategies of Siliconization
Urban Assemblages: An Ecological Sense of the Knowledge Economy