Departmental Papers (ASC)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

7-2009

Publication Source

Journal of Democracy

Volume

20

Issue

3

Start Page

33

Last Page

36

DOI

10.1353/jod.0.0094

Abstract

Online activism is a new form of popular contention in China. In some cases, the Internet serves to mobilize street protest. More often, protest takes place online. The most common forms include online petitions, the hosting of campaign websites, and large-scale verbal protests. The most radical is perhaps the hacking of websites. These forms of contention may be found in blogs, Internet bulletin boards, online communities, and podcast and YouTube-type web sites.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Copyright © 2009 National Endowment for Democracy & The Johns Hopkins University Press. Reprinted with permission by The Johns Hopkins University Press.

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NOTE: At the time of publication, author Guobin Yang was affiliated with the Columbia University. Currently (June 19, 2013), he is a faculty member at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Date Posted: 26 June 2014