Information Fantasies: Precarious Mediation in Postsocialist China, written by, Xiao Liu

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  • 1 Postdoctoral fellow, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
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Xiao Liu. Information Fantasies: Precarious Mediation in Postsocialist China. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019. 328 pp. ISBN 978-1-51790-274-2. Price: $28.00.

Before the 20th of April, 1994, when the first modem handshake connected China to the internet, more than a decade of academic research, popular culture, literature, and cinema had laid the groundwork for the role that information would later play in the country’s socioeconomic development. Xiao Liu’s Information Fantasies fills a gap in media history that is often acknowledged but has not yet received a proper examination: the decade before the Chinese internet,

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