From Cyber-Nationalism to Fandom Nationalism: The Case of Diba Expedition In China, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

From Cyber-Nationalism to Fandom Nationalism

The Case of Diba Expedition In China, 1st Edition

Edited by Liu Hailong

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154 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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This book gives a deep description of a new trend in Chinese cyber-nationalism through an examination of Diba Expedition 2016. The eight chapters, written by researchers from the United States and China, touch on the topics of history, mobilization, and the organization of new cyber nationalism; the evolution of symbolic devices; and the impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs), consumerism, fans culture, and Internet subcultures on cyber-nationalism and the political consequences of it. The authors have embedded the Diba Expedition and new cyber-nationalism, which may be called fandom nationalism, in the media ecology of social media, the mobile Internet, the smartphone, and a new generation of ICTs. They also try to explain the change in the Chinese political culture from the turn of the twenty-first century up to now under the impact of official nationalistic education, commercial culture, and the grassroots Internet culture. Readers interested in political culture, Internet culture, and youth culture will find this book helpful in understanding why traditional nationalism, with hatred, anger, and actions in the real world, has evolved into fandom nationalism, with love, satire, and actions in the virtual world, as illustrated in the Diba Expedition.

Table of Contents

Contents

List of figures and tables

List of contributors

1 Performing Cyber-nationalism in 21st-century-China: The Case of the Diba Expedition

Guobin Yang

2 Understanding Chinese Nationalism: A Historical Perspective

Hongmei Li

3 From Fans to "Little Pinks": The Production and Mobilization Mechanism of National Identity under New Media Commercial Culture

Jing Wu, Simin Li and Hongzhe Wang

4 "We Are All Diba Members Tonight": Cyber-Nationalism as Emotional and Playful Actions Online

Wang Zhe

5 Memetic Communication and Consensus Mobilization in the Cyber Nationalist Movement

Xiaoan Guo and Shaoting Yang

6 Collective Action as Interaction Ritual in Cyberspace

Guoqiang Liu

7 Contested Visual Activism: Cyber-Nationalism in China from a Visual Communication Perspective

Kui Zhou and Weishan Miao

8 Love Your Nation the Way You Love an Idol: New Media and the Emergence of Fandom Nationalism

Hailong Liu

About the Editor

Liu Hailong, PhD, is a professor at the School of Journalism and Communication, Renmin University of China, in Beijing. Liu is the chief editor of the Chinese Journal of Journalism and Communication. He is the author of Revisiting the Grey Area: Narration and Memories in the History of Communication Studies and Propaganda: Ideas, Discourse and Legitimation. His research interests include political communication, the history of Chinese communication study, and intellectual history of communication.

About the Series

Chinese Perspectives on Journalism and Communication

Chinese Perspectives on Journalism and Communication Series

Series Editor: Wenshan Jia

Renmin University of China & Chapman University

 

With the increasing impact of China on global affairs, Chinese perspectives on journalism and communication are on the growing global demand. This series focuses on theory and research-oriented scholarship on journalism and communication broadly defined from Chinese perspectives, aided by a variety of methods, and informed by indigenous, interdisciplinary, intercultural or global approaches.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies