Digital media and social theory; social movements; online activism; global communication; cultural
sociology; media and communication in China.
2013. “Power and Transgression
in the Global Media Age: The Strange Case of Twitter in China."Orders
and Borders: Communication and Power in the Global Era, edited by Marwan
Kraidy. Routledge, pp.166-183.
2013. "Social Dynamics in the Evolution of China's Internet Content
Control Regime." In Monroe Price, Stefaan Verhulst, and Libby Morgan eds.,
Routledge Handbook of Media Law. London: Routledge, pp.285-302.
2011. “The Internet and Civil Society.” In Handbook of Contemporary
China, edited by William Tay and Alvin So. Singapore: World Scientific,
Routinization of Liminality: The Persistence of Activism among China's Red Guard Generation." In East
Asian Social Movements: Power, Protest, and Change in a Dynamic Region,
edited by Jeffrey Broadbent and Vicky Brockman (Springer, 2011): 437-455.
2011. “Press Freedom and
Transnational Online Activism in China.” In Measures of Press Freedom and Media
Contributions to Development: Evaluating the Evaluators, edited by Monroe Price and Susan Abbott. Peter Lang,
2010. “Alternative Genres, New
Media, and Counter Memories of the Chines Cultural Revolution.” In Northeast Asia's Difficult Past: Essays
in Collective Memory, edited by Mikyoung Kim and Barry Schwartz (Palgrave
McMillan Memory Studies), pp.129-146.
2010. "Chinese Internet
Literature and the Changing Field of Print Culture." In From Woodblocks
to the Internet: Chinese Publishing and Print Culture in Transition, circa 1800
to 2008, edited by Cynthia Brokaw and Christopher A. Reed (Leiden and
Boston: Brill), pp. 333-352.
Environmentalism." In Reclaiming Chinese Society: The New Social
Activism, edited by You-tien Hsing and Ching Kwan Lee (London: Routledge),
2009. "Historical Imagination
in the Study of Chinese Digital Civil Society." In China's Information
and Communications Technology Revolution: Social Changes and State
Responses, edited by Xiaoling Zhang and Yongnian Zheng (London: Routledge),
2008. "Contention in Chinese
Cyberspace." In Popular Protest in China, edited by Kevin O'Brien
(Harvard University Press), pp. 126-143.
2007. "'A Portrait
of Martyr Jiang Qing': The Chinese Cultural Revolution on the Internet."
In Re-envisioning the Chinese Revolution: The Politics and Poetics of
Collective Memories in Reform China, edited by Ching Kwan Lee and Guobin
Yang (Woodrow Wilson Press and Stanford University Press), pp. 287-316.
2007. “Introduction: Memory,
Power, and Culture.” (with Ching Kwan Lee). In Re-envisioning the Chinese
Revolution: The Politics and Poetics of Collective Memories in Reform China,
edited by Ching Kwan Lee and Guobin Yang (Woodrow Wilson Press and
Stanford University Press), pp. 1-20.
2006. "The Internet and
Emerging Civil Society in China." In Political Reform in
China: The Rule of Law versus Democratization , edited by Suisheng
Zhao (M. E. Sharpe), pp. 196-214. [A revised and updated version of "The
Internet and Civil Society in China: A Preliminary Assessment." Journal
of Contemporary China. Volume 12, Number 36 (August 2003), pp.453 - 475.]
2006. “The Internet and Civil
Society in China: Co-evolutionary Dynamics and Digital Formations,” in China’s
Deep Reform: Domestic Politics in Transition, edited by Lowell Dittmer and
Guoli Liu (Rowman & Littlefield), pp. 303-318. [A revised and updated
version of "The co-evolution of the Internet and Civil Society in
China." Asian Survey. Vol. 43, No. 3 (May/June 2003), pp.405-422.
Chinese translation published in Falv yu shehui kexue (Law and Social
Sciences), Vol.6 (2010): 1-19.]
2005. “Emotional Events and
the Transformation of Collective Action: The Chinese Student Movement.”
In Emotions and Social Movements, edited by Helena Flam and Debra King
(London: Routledge), pp. 79-98.
WRITINGS FOR PUBLIC MEDIA
2011. “Social Empowerment and
Disempowerment.” Symposium on “China’s Other Revolution. Boston Review’s
“New Democracy Forum.”
2011. “Moving Past
Manifestos.” Room for Debate: “Ai Weiwei and the Artist’s Role in China” The
New York Times, April 11.
2011. “China’s Gradual
Revolution.” Op-ed for The New York Times, March 13.
2010. “Liang Congjie,
Public Intellectuals, and Civil Society in China.” The China Beat (academic
blog), December 1.
2010. “The Death of Innocents.” Room
for Debate: China’s School Killings and Social Despair, New York Times,
May 13. http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/13/chinas-school-killings-and-social-despair/#yang
2010. "China could use its
tussle with Google to step up Internet reform," YaleGlobal, April 7.
[Reprinted in South China Morning Post, The Straits Times, and Jarkata
2010. "Why Google Should Not
Quit." Real Time (blog), Social Science Research Council, January
2009. “1919 • 1989
• 2009.” Introduction to “Results: 0” (an Exhibition of photographs of the
Chinese student movement in 1989). Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New
2009. "The Curious Case of Jia
Junpeng, or The Power of Symbolic Appropriation in Chinese Cyberspace."
October 20. The China Beat (blog).
2009. “Finding Trust Online:
Tigergate to the Sichuan Earthquakes.” In China in 2008: A Great of Great
Significance. Edited by Kate Merkel-Hess, Kenneth Pomeranz and Jeffrey
Wasserstrom (Roman & Littlefield, 2009), pp. 233-234.
2009. "Coping With Digital
Revolution: China Offers Green Dam, Iran Faces Neda," YaleGlobal Online,
2008. “A Civil Society Emerges
from the Earthquake Rubble.” YaleGlobal Online Magazine, June 5.
2004. Global Environmentalism
Hits China.” YaleGlobal Online Magazine. February 4. <
http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/index.jsp> Reprinted in International
Herald Tribune, Feb. 11, 2003.
BOOK REVIEWS AND REVIEW ESSAYS
2012. "Lightness, Wildness, and
Ambivalence: China and New Media Studies." New Media & Society 14(1):170-179.
2011. Capsule review of
Jean-Philippe Béja, ed., The Impact of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Massacre.
London: Routledge, 2010. Foreign Affairs, September/October.
2010. “Author’s Response: The
Growing Power of the Internet in China.” Book Review Roundtable: Guobin
Yang: The Power of the Internet in China. Asia Policy, No. 10,
2010. Review of Andrew Walder,
Fractured Rebellion: The Beijing Red Guard Movement (Harvard University
Press, 2010). Pacific Affairs 83(4): 763-764.
2010. Review of The Rise of
Red Engineers: The Cultural Revolution and the Origins of China's New Class
by Joel Andreas (Stanford University Press, 2009). In Contemporary Sociology
2010. Review of Associations
and the Chinese State: Contested Spaces, edited by Jonathan Unger (M.E.
Sharpe, 2009). The China Quarterly Issue 200:1097-99.
2009. Review of The
Internet and Rural Development in China, by Jinqiu Zhao (Peter Lang AG,
2008). Contemporary Sociology 38(5).
2008. Review of International
Comparisons on Environmental Politics, by Qingzhi Huan (Jinan: Shandong
University Press, 2007). Environmental Politics 17(5): 866-867.
2007. Review of Rightful
Resistance in Rural China, by Kevin O’Brien and Lianjiang Li (Cambridge
University Press, 2006). In Mobilization: An International Journal.
2006. Review of Yangtian
changxiao: yige danjian shiyi nian de hongweibing yuzhong yutianlu (Outcry
from a Red Guard Imprisoned during the Cultural Revolution), by Lu Li'an and
edited by Wang Shaoguang.. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2005. In The
China Review Vol. 6, No. 2 (Fall), pp. 180-183.
2005. “‘Accounts’ of
Information Technologies and an Information Society.” European Journal
of Cultural Studies 8(4):505-512. [Review essay on Digital Democracy
by Kenneth Hacker and Jan van Dijk, Critique of Information by Scott
Lash, and The Information Society by Christopher May.]
2003. Review of Catherine
Keyser, Professionalizing Research in Post-Mao China: The System Reform
Institute and Policy Making. Armonk, M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 2002. Political
Science Quarterly. 118(4): 719-721.
2002. "Civil Society in China:
A Dynamic Field of Study." China Review International Vol.9, No.1
(Spring), pp. 1-16. [Review essay]
2002. Review of Wenfang Tang
and William Parish, Chinese Urban Life Under Reform: The Changing Social
Contract. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000). Contemporary
Sociology 31(2): 152-154.
2002. Review of Dingxin Zhao, The
Power of Tiananmen: State-Society Relations and the 1989 Beijing Student
Movement. (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2001). Contemporary
Sociology 31(3): 312-314.
1998. Review of Elizabeth J.
Perry and Li Xun, Proletarian Power: Shanghai in the Cultural Revolution
(Westview Press, 1997). China Review International 5 (2): 507-512.
1997. Review of
Zhengyuan Fu, China's Legalists: The Earliest Totalitarians and Their
Art of Ruling. (M. E. Sharpe, 1996). China Review
International 4 (2): 389-396.
1997. Review of James Hevia, Cherishing
Men from Afar: Qing Guest Ritual and the McCartney Embassy of 1793 (Durham:
Duke University Press, 1995). Kaifang Shidai (Open Times), No. 5:
120-122. [In Chinese]
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