Angela A Thomas

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the”Great Firewall”: China and New Media

June 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I first became aware of the “Great Firewall” some time ago, and then more recently when I saw several bloggers doing a comparative study of the results of google image for the search term “Tiananmen Square”. Here’s the image that made the rounds:

(image sourced from here)

Recently I’ve been working with a PhD student who is doing a fascinating study of blogging practices in China and how they are beginning to break down this firewall (or not, as the case may be). And in my efforts to find a few sources to support him, I came across this amazing post from Whats New Media?

China & New Media: guanxi, QQ, cyberwar preparations and the “Great Firewall”

This post has links to all sorts of discussions about Chinese culture, censorship and the internet.

Tags: new literacies · cyberculture · China · media