Collective struggle: A case study of Chinese grassroots feminism in the digital age

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Date created: 
2020-09-24
Identifier: 
etd21104
Keywords: 
Counterpublics
Cyberfeminism
Algorithm
Discourse analysis
Weibo
Abstract: 

Contemporary China has witnessed the transformation of Chinese feminism from state feminism to grassroot feminism. Weibo hashtag #DontYouBeAfraidYourSistersAreHere is a typical grassroot feminist movement in China which triggered by a sexual violence case “Bao Yuming Case” since April 2020. To carry forward such movement, Chinese cyberfeminists have employed localized tactics to build up online counterpublics and expand social influence while under the rules of Weibo algorithm and government censorship.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
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This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Cait McKinney
Department: 
Communication, Art & Technology: School of Communication
Thesis type: 
(Extended Essay) M.A.
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