Sharism and social awareness of the Chinese One Child Generation: Urban youth and digital networks

Zhang, Danjing (2015) Sharism and social awareness of the Chinese One Child Generation: Urban youth and digital networks. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis is a study of Chinese One Child Generation's digital and social sharing. It examines urban youth grassroots communities, including an urban farmers' community and volunteers in educational camps. These case studies explain the emergence of 'sharism' in reaction to the growing risks in China, such as food safety and environmental degradation emanating from China's rapid economic development, and growing urbanism, globalisation, and consumerism. The new forms of 'sharism' are linked to guanxi (social relations) and connected youth communities, which are made possible by increasing accessibility to digital and networked technologies.

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ID Code: 91215
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Choi, Jaz & Wikstrom, Patrik
Keywords: Digital communication, The One Child Generation, Social trust, Youth communities, Chinese digital generation, Social and digital sharing
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 18 Jan 2016 02:21
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 02:21

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