Abstract - The Information Society 21(4)

The Internet in China: A Meta-review of Research

Randolph Kluver and Chen Yang

To understand the ultimate status of Internet studies, it is necessary to observe from both a holistic and a particularistic perspective. This paper examines one small area of research, the Internet in China, to use that case study as a lens with which to discern the development of Internet studies. By comparing this micro view of the parameters, agendas, and research foci of Chinese Internet research to the larger body of Internet research, it draws insights into the present and future of Internet studies more generally.


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