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Harmonious communitarianism or a rational public sphere: A content analysis of the differences between comments on news stories on Weibo and Facebook

Abstract:

In studying online political communication in China, many researchers apply theories generated in the West (particularly that of the public sphere) without questioning their applicability in the Chinese context. Others argue that new theories must be generated from the ground up, often basing these theories on traditional Chinese philosophies. However, the applicability of these approaches remains unproven. This research uses a content analysis to compare comments on news stories on Chinese a...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/01292986.2016.1214743

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis (Routledge) Publisher's website
Journal:
Asian Journal of Communication Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
2
Pages:
115-133
Publication date:
2016-07-28
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EISSN:
1742-0911
ISSN:
0129-2986
URN:
uuid:2b43e6d8-ee88-4b8d-97b6-f7530449ecf0
Source identifiers:
634518
Local pid:
pubs:634518
Paper number:
2

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