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The Ironic Performances of Internet Counter-Narratives Resisting Regime Censorship in China

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dc.contributor.advisor Cobb, Sara
dc.contributor.author Chau, Yi Pik
dc.creator Chau, Yi Pik
dc.date 2013-04-16
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-31T16:07:58Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2013-07-31T16:07:58Z
dc.date.issued 2013-07-31
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/8161
dc.description.abstract There is a dominant narrative promoted by the People's Republic China (PRC) that advocates “Harmony.” This project examines the nature of this “harmony narrative” as the case background, and then explores and compares examples of the fragments of the counter-narrative to the institutional narrative of harmony promoted by the Chinese government, drawing on examples on the internet. The goal of this study is illuminate how a counter story gets developed with three particular narrative fragments, namely River Crab, Grass Mud Horse and Green Dam Girl, to challenge the legitimacy of the institutionalized narrative of “harmonious society.” This research helps us to understand more broadly how counter-narratives can be developed on the Internet when direct oppositional arguments to the governmental discourse are inhibited in traditional forms of communications under the current political context in China.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject counter narrative en_US
dc.subject ironic performance en_US
dc.subject Conflict resolution en_US
dc.subject China en_US
dc.subject Internet censorship en_US
dc.subject China en_US
dc.title The Ironic Performances of Internet Counter-Narratives Resisting Regime Censorship in China en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Conflict Analysis and Resolution en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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