The Gay Space in Chinese Cyberspace: Self-Censorship, Commercialisation and Misrepresentation
AbstractThis paper seeks to investigate the gay space in Chinese cyberspace. It has two main goals. It explores how the internet is used as a system of state control and a sphere of theoretical freedom. It also delves into how some of the Chinese gay-oriented websites are increasingly self-censored and commercialised in Chinese cyberspace. In this paper, I argue that the growing commercialisation of the gay space in Chinese cyberspace marks a paradoxical development of the Chinese internet, where state control, a degree of freedom of expression, and self-censorship coexist. I use cyber anthropology as a research methodology to demonstrate how online material can offer untapped textual resources concerned with the construction of emerging gender and sexual identities in Chinese cyberspace.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Institute of Asian Studies, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg in its journal China aktuell - Journal of Current Chinese Affairs.
Volume (Year): 36 (2007)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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