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[This chapter provides an overview of the entire book by outlining the theoretical approach it adopts to integrate the gender-politics axis in China’s digital public sphere. The chapter also explains the execution of empirical research and discusses the methodological issues associated with the...
[This chapter provides an overview of digital cultures in the Chinese context, where both political censorship and neoliberal capitalism weave a tangled web. The chapter identifies a wide range of socio-political issues in post-reform China and discusses how these issues feed into Chinese...
[This chapter provides an overall assessment of gendered digital cultures in post-reform China. Based on a discussion of deeply held socio-political issues in Chinese society, this chapter explains how imbalanced gender power relations between Chinese women and men are established in Chinese...
[This chapter uses case studies of two women-focused Chinese digital influencers to examine the rise of pseudo-feminism in Chinese society. The chapter integrates how women-focused Chinese digital influencers use pseudo-feminist discourse to target female followers on the Internet, and how their...
[This chapter uses a case study on the most popular Chinese community question-answering site—Zhihu to reveal the divided opinions on gender relationships shared by Chinese Internet users. In doing so, this chapter explores how female and male Chinese Internet users respectively engage in...
[This chapter examines the discussions about Mingzhu Dong (the chair of the board at a China-based international conglomerate company) and Angela Merkel (the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany) on Zhihu, focusing on how women in powerful positions are stereotypically portrayed in the...
[This final chapter provides a concluding discussion. It offers further insights into the salient points addressed in previous chapters and reiterates the contribution to knowledge this book makes by illustrating how the implications of the gender-politics axis in China’s digital public sphere...
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