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Title: The dynamics of cyber China : the characteristics of Chinese ICT use
Authors: Chu, WCR 
Keywords: Cyber China
Chinese culture in cyberspace
Digital divide
Compressed modernity
Public/private sphere
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Rutgers University
Source: Knowledge, technology and policy, 2008, v. 21, no. 1, p. 29-35 How to cite?
Journal: Knowledge, technology and policy 
Abstract: This paper provides a preliminary examination of the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs)—limited to mobile phone and internet use—in contemporary China. Based on fieldwork undertaken since 2003 in Guangzhou and Beijing, the paper focuses on the relationship between society and technology in the Chinese cultural context. An analysis of the data on ICT use in China shows how Chinese cultural traits and the speed of the ICT evolution in China have combined to bring about a unique cyber experience. This analysis may be helpful to other scholars who wish to compare the impact of ICTs in various cultures or who are interested in discovering how Mainland China went ‘cybe
ISSN: 0897-1986
EISSN: 1874-6314
DOI: 10.1007/s12130-008-9043-y
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