[CITAMS] Release of Special Journal Section - Uncivil Society in Digital China - in International Journal of Communication (Open Access)

Min Jiang Min.Jiang at uncc.edu
Fri May 11 13:50:37 EDT 2018

Dear listserv staff,

Would you kindly share the following announcement with our colleagues on
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Thank you so much!



Min Jiang (Ph.D. Purdue)
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Affiliate Faculty, International Studies
Chair, Confucius Institute Faculty Advisory Council
Co-coordinator, Digital Arts, Sciences & Technologies (DAST)
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Research Affiliate
Center for Global Communication Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Secretariat Member, Chinese Internet Research Conference (CIRC)


Release of Special Journal Section - Uncivil Society in Digital China -
International Journal of Communication (Open Access)


Is China becoming an uncivil society? How have state policies and online
incivility contributed to new forms of intra-societal conflict? How can
civility (or incivility) be reconceptualized to facilitate comparative
analysis across countries, regime types, and cultures?

The International Journal of Communication is delighted to announce the
publication of a new Special Section on “(Un)civil Society in Digital
China: Incivility, Fragmentation, and Political Stability” on May 8, 2018
which includes five articles from international scholars.

Co-edited by Min Jiang and Ashley Esarey, this Special Section on (Un)civil
Society in Digital China explores how the Chinese Internet is utilized by an
authoritarian state to concentrate and solidify its power in the name of
civility, rationality and order and considers how expressions of incivility
online delegitimize regime critics and create ultra-nationalist identities.

Moving beyond definitions of civility (or incivility) based on democratic
norms of deliberation and reciprocity, this Special Section’s theoretical
introduction argues that civility should be distinguished from politeness
and founded in respect for others’ communicative rights, including the
right to self-expression in pursuit of social justice. These conceptual
modifications can help to facilitate contextualized and comparative studies
of civility and incivility across regions and polities.

To access these papers, please go to ijoc.org.  We look forward to your

Uncivil Society in Digital China: Incivility, Fragmentation, and Political
Min Jiang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ashley Esarey, University of Alberta

Demobilizing the Emotions of Online Activism in China: A Civilizing Process
Guobin Yang, University of Pennsylvania

Withering Gongzhi: Cyber Criticism of Chinese Public Intellectuals
Rongbin Han, University of Georgia

Slogans and Slurs, Misogyny and Nationalism: A Case Study of Anti-Japanese
Sentiment by Chinese Netizens in Contentious Social Media Comments
Jason Q. Ng, Citizen Lab, University of Toronto
Eileen Le Han, Michigan State University

Wenming Bu Wenming: The Socialization of Incivility in Postdigital China
Gabriele de Seta, Academia Sinica Institute of Ethnology, Taiwan


Larry Gross

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor

Min Jiang, Ashley Esarey
Guest Editors
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