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Modes of Activism and Engagement in the Chinese Public Sphere

Special section in Asian Studies Review, edited by Jonathan Benney & Peter Marolt This special section began as a conference held at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore in 2012. The conference considered recent developments in activism in China, and three papers from it have been published in the latest edition […]

Chinese NGOs Use ICTs for “Nonresistant Activism”

In July 2013, a civic hackathon was held in the southern Chinese city Guangzhou. Local NGOs, techie communities, and a local university with strong software and interactive design programs worked together to solve local problems, one of which was to develop a mobile app to collect and sell second-hand clothes at cheap prices to migrant […]