Table of contents for The Internet in China : cyberspace and civil society / Zixue Tai.

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Chapter 1: The Idea of Civil Society from Early Modern to Contemporary Social Thought in the West	
Ancient and Classical Social Thought, the Emergence of Modern Capitalism and the Idea of Civil Society	
Democratic Implications of Civil Society	
Revival of the Concept of Civil Society in Eastern Europe	
Civil Society, Mass Media and the Public Sphere	
Civil Society Defined (Revisited)	
Chapter Summary	
Chapter 2: The Idea of Civil Society in the Chinese Context	
Current Debates on Civil Society in China	
The Concept of Civil Society in the Chinese Language	
Search for Civil Society among Chinese Scholars	
Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism and the Idea of Civil Society	
Economic Liberalization and Media Reform: Implications for Chinese Civil Society	
Chapter Summary	
Chapter 3: Government Policy and State Control of the Internet in China	
Global National Information Infrastructures: An Overview	
Information Economy and China¿s Information Infrastructure	
Leapfrogging from Laggard to Forerunner	
Inflow of Foreign Cash in China¿s Information Economy	
Militarization of Information Technologies	
Informatization as Nationalism	
Government Policy-making, State Surveillance and the Chinese Firewall	
The Rise of Online Campaigns Against Government Information Control and Crackdown in China	
Fragmented Authoritarianism, the Chinese Media and Alternative Voices	
Chapter Summary	
Chapter 4: Historical Development of the Internet in China	
A History of the Internet in China	
Rise of E-Commerce in China	
Globalization of China¿s Internet Sector	
Patterns of Internet Growth in China	
Chapter Summary	
Chapter 5: Communication, Empowerment and the Emergence of Network Public Opinion in Chinese Cyberspace	
The Internet as the Fourth Place	
The Socializing Effect and Communicative Power of Internet Use in China	
The Internet, Democracy and the Public Sphere	
The Rise of Online Public Opinion in China	
Online Political Efficacy and Participation in Chinese Cyberspace	
Chapter Summary	
Chapter 6: A School Explosion, a Fatal Virus, and the Internet Factor	
The Case Study Method	
The SARS Epidemic of 2003: From a Regional Health Crisis to a National Political Disaster	
An Overview	
Background: The Chinese Politics of Power Succession	
The SARS Outbreak: From Full Cover-up to Full Disclosure	
Internet, Short Message Services (SMS) and Alternative Information Flow	
Voluntary Support Groups Online	
Lessons from the SARS Case	
School Explosion in Jiangxi in 2001: From Premier¿s Denial to Apology	
The Internet as an Alternative Information Source	
Lessons from the Jiangxi School Blast	
Chapter Summary	
Chapter 7: Online Activism, Internet Protest and Social Movements in Chinese Cyberspace	
Activism and the Internet	
Sun Zhigang: The Death of One Man, Protest of Many, and the Change of China¿s Vagrancy Law	
The Role of the Internet in the Public Debate Triggered by Sun¿s Death	
Lessons from the Sun Zhigang Case	
Japan¿s Bid for a UN Security Council Permanent Seat: Online Protests, Internet Petition, and Offline Rallies	
Reform in the United Nations, the G-4 Proposal and Japan¿s UN Ambition	
Internet Populism, Online Protest and Network of Global Activism Against Japan¿s UN Security Council Bid	
Network Activism and Popular Participation in the Anti-Japan Protests: Concluding Remarks	
Chapter Summary	
Bibliography (English)	
Bibliography (Chinese)	

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Internet -- Social aspects -- China.
Internet -- Political aspects -- China.
Civil society -- China.
Information policy -- China.