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In 2013, important changes took place in regards to internet public opinion. The government intensified management of the internet, and microbloggers with a large number of followers were hit hard; complicated by diversion from WeChat, the enthusiasm of microblogs sharply declined. WeChat users

In: Chinese Research Perspectives on Society, Volume 3

In 2013, internet public opinion encountered a turning point, public opinion enthusiasm considerably abated, and complaints about the negative social phenomena dramatically decreased. Microbloggers with a large number of followers exercised caution in expressing opinions and were no longer active

In: Chinese Research Perspectives Online
Theories on the Press and its Social Function in Interwar Japan, 1918-1937
Author: Fabian Schäfer
As early as prewar Japan, thinkers of various intellectual proveniences had begun discussing the most important topics of contemporary media and communication studies, such as ways to define the social function of the press, journalism and the formation of public opinion. In Public Opinion – Propaganda – Ideology, light is particularly shed on press scholar Ono Hideo, his disciple the sociologist and propaganda researcher Koyama Eizō, Marxist philosopher Tosaka Jun and sociologist and postwar intellectual Shimizu Ikutarō. Besides introducing the different approaches of the aforementioned figures, this book also contextualizes the early discursive space of Japanese media and communication studies within global contexts from three perspectives of transnational intellectual history, i.e. adaptation reciprocities and parallels.

adopted in the Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China that convened in October 2014, the bugle of reform has sounded. In 2014, China’s internet public opinion was carried out as the Communist Party of China and the Government severely combated corruption and

In: Chinese Research Perspectives on Society, Volume 4