The struggle for hegemony: the emergence of a counter-public sphere in post-1997 Hong Kong
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AbstractThe present study examines the struggle for hegemony in the public sphere by two different systems, following Hong Kong’s handover to China in 1997. It has been postulated that the new media, particularly social media, has become an important public sphere for the citizens of Hong Kong to engage in an anti-hegemonic struggle against China’s discursive encroachment into Hong Kong since 1997. Given that the public platform provided by legacy media has been bought out or coopted by China, new media has begun to serve as a subaltern public sphere to enable resisting the hegemony imposed by China. This was analyzed through a survey conducted as part of this study, which showed that people who are young, read the Apple Daily, have high expectations of local autonomy, and a high regard for press freedom are prone to using social media to obtain their social and political information. This article analyzes the implications of the emergence of a counter-China hegemonic public sphere.
All Author(s) ListLee PSN, So CYK, Leung L, Lee FLF, Chan M
Journal nameChinese Journal of Communication
Volume Number10
Issue Number4
Pages338 - 359
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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