A constructed (un)reality on China's re-entry into Africa: the Chinese online community perception of Africa (2006-2008)
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香港中文大學研究人員

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摘要China's 21st-century re-entry into Africa has been made with considerable fanfare and in a manner that contrasts sharply with the Maoist ideologist policy of the 1960s. However, how the Chinese perceive Africa, as expressed by the online community, has been little studied. In a country where full democracy and complete freedom of expression are still lacking, online communication arguably plays a particularly significant role. When it comes to topics in China which are not frequently addressed in the public domain, the flow of information among the online community is paramount in shaping public perceptions. The result of systematic qualitative research on the online community in China, this paper aims to bridge the gap between formal studies of Sino-African relation and online perceptions. Reconstructing the online image of Africa is essential in understanding not only contemporary Sino-African relations from the popular perspective but also the distorted nature of information that circulates in Chinese cyberspace.
著者Shen S
期刊名稱Journal of Modern African Studies
出版年份2009
月份9
日期1
卷號47
期次3
出版社CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
頁次425 - 448
國際標準期刊號0022-278X
電子國際標準期刊號1469-7777
語言英式英語
Web of Science 學科類別Area Studies; AREA STUDIES

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