Chinese intellectuals, digital media, weibo,

Where have the Chinese public intellectuals gone?

Mingyi Hou
9 minutes to read

In the democratization paradigm the focus is on the question to what extent media institutions are free from state intervention. In this column, Mingyi Hou questions the usefulness of this paradigm to explain why Chinese public intellectuals seem to be disappearing.

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Chronotopic identities

Academic paper
Jan Blommaert
15 minutes to read

Most of our identity work is "chronotopic" in nature: it is organized, regimented and ordered by specific timespace conditions. An awareness of this fact has implications for identity and culture theory.