A special journal section of the International Journal of Communication. has become available, "(Un)civil Society in Digital China." The section, co-edited by Dr. Min Jiang, UNC Charlotte associate professor of Communication Studies, explores an authoritarian state uses the Chinese Internet to concentrate and solidify its power -- in the name of civility, rationality, and order. The section also considers how expressions of incivility online delegitimize regime critics and create ultra-nationalist identities.
Min Jiang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ashley Esarey, University of Alberta
Guobin Yang, University of Pennsylvania
Rongbin Han, University of Georgia
Jason Q. Ng, Citizen Lab, University of Toronto
Eileen Le Han, Michigan State University
Gabriele de Seta, Academia Sinica Institute of Ethnology, Taiwan