Weibo, framing, and media practices in China

Wang, Wilfred Yang (2013) Weibo, framing, and media practices in China. Journal of Chinese Political Science, 18(4), pp. 375-388.

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Abstract

This study uses frames analysis to investigate online discourses and processes of political deliberation on China’s weibo (microblog) service. It offers a comparative analysis of competing discourses surrounding the case of Wang Yue, a toddler who was ran over by two motor vehicles in Foshan, following which eighteen people passed by and ignored her plight. The study aims to understand how weibo facilitate its users to express their differences and deliberate disagreements with each other. The study found that Internet users are rational in the sense that they do not simply lean towards a dichotomised choice of ‘pro-’ or ‘anti-’ official discourse, but they are able to negotiate their moral choices by considering a wide range of social and political factors in such an emotional and morally controversial incident.

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ID Code: 65609
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: China, Frames/framing, Media Practices, Political Deliberation, Weibo
DOI: 10.1007/s11366-013-9261-3
ISSN: 1874-6357
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright Journal of Chinese Political Science/Association of Chinese Political Studies 2013
Copyright Statement: The final publication is available at link.springer.com.
Deposited On: 02 Jan 2014 00:58
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2015 07:03

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