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Networking China: The Digital Transformation of the Chinese Economy

Yu Hong


This book examines the genesis, mechanisms, and dynamics of forging a network-based economy in China during the crisis and the restructuring act that followed. Through historical analysis of the entire range of communications, from telecommunications to broadband, from wireless networks to digital media, it explores how the state, entangled with market forces and class interests, constructs and realigns its digitalized sector. It argues that corporatization, networking, and investment within the state-dominated realm of communications intensified after the 2008 global economic crisis, to overc ... More

Keywords: digital capitalism, new digital economy, informatization, economic restructuring, capitalist crisis, Chinese style capitalism, state-capital relations, media and telecom reforms, network infrastructure, techno-nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040917
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040917.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yu Hong, author
University of Southern California