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Social Networks in China. Chandos Publishing Social Media Series

  • ID: 4143350
  • Book
  • Region: China
  • 174 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Social Networks in China provides an in-depth guide to Chinese social networks, covering behaviors, usage, key issues, and future developments. Chinese scholarship and cultural idiosyncrasies in technology remain a relatively under-researched area. While such issues may be sporadically reported in popular media, it is often difficult to obtain a true understanding of authentic Chinese behaviors and practices. One such study area delves into whether Chinese users utilize technology to socialize in the same ways as people from western societies. As no book currently exists to address issues concerning Chinese social networks, this book takes on that shortage and opportunity.

  • Offers an exploration of Chinese social networks and Chinese online social behavior
  • Addresses issues concerning Chinese social networks and their development
  • Presented by authors with extensive experience working in China

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1. History and Development 2. WeChat 3. QQ 4. Weibo 5. Add-on Products 6. Orders and Regulations 7. Future Development

Appendix A: WeChat Quick User Guide B: QQ Quick User Guide C: Weibo Quick User Guide

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Che, Xianhui
Xianhui Che (PhD, MSc, BEng) is Senior Lecturer in School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK. She formerly worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. Before then she was Senior Lecturer in School of Applied Computing, Swansea Metropolitan University, UK. She holds a PhD and MSc in Electronic Systems Engineering from University of Essex, UK, and a BEng in Computer Information and Network Systems from North China Electrical Power University, Beijing, China. Her research interests include digital media, and mobile computing.
Ip, Barry
Barry Ip (PhD, BSc) is currently MBA Supervisor at Robert Kennedy College, Zurich, Switzerland. Between 2012 and 2015, he served as Associate Professor in the School of International Communications at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. Prior to that he was Senior Lecturer for six years in the School of Digital Media, Swansea Metropolitan University, UK. He specialises in theoretical and practical analyses across a range of subjects, including social behaviour in digital media contexts, digital content design and production, digital gaming, educational practice, and digital communications. He has published numerous articles in areas such as computer and video game design, the use of learning technology in higher education, digital media markets, as well as a variety of business- and health-related topics.
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