Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on Chinaa's Version of Twitter (and Why)

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224
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5.4 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.65 pounds
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English
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9781595588715
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About the Author

Jason Q. Ng is a research consultant for China Digital Times and a 2013 Google Policy Fellow at the Citizen Lab. His work has been featured in Le Monde, the Huffington Post, the Next Web, Asia Pacific Forum, and Shanghaiist. He writes regularly on China for Waging Nonviolence. He lives in New Jersey.

Reviews

Praise for the Blocked on Weibo blog:

"Blocked on Weibo is interesting for those with any knowledge of China and its Internet space, right from beginners to old hands."
--Jon Russell, The Next Web

"Censorship nerds: check out Blocked on Weibo, an amazingly useful blog on what's blocked in China and why."
--Andrew McLaughlin, VP of Tumblr, and former White House deputy chief technology officer

"A treasure."
--Thomson Reuters

Praise for "Blocked on Weibo"
"It's an engaging new volume chock full of illuminating, sometimes amusing entries on temporarily or permanently banned terms."
--Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of History, University of California, Irvine
"This is a fascinating study with important implications for anyone who is interested in the intellectual and political climate of contemporary China. Highly recommended."
--Victor H. Mair, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, University of Pennsylvania
"What makes his blog--and the book it has now spawned--so attractive is Ng's wit and erudition. Some entries in this "Devil's Dictionary" for digital times are simply descriptive, but many open surprising windows onto the wonderfully creative strategies Chinese internet users employ to circumvent blocks."
--"Times Literary Supplement"
Praise for the Blocked on Weibo blog that inspired the book
"Blocked on Weibo is interesting for those with any knowledge of China and its Internet space, right from beginners to old hands."
--Jon Russell, The Next Web
"Censorship nerds: check out Blocked on Weibo, an amazingly useful blog on what's blocked in China and why."
--Andrew McLaughlin, VP of Tumblr, and former White House deputy chief technology officer
"A treasure."
--Thomson Reuters

Praise for Blocked on Weibo
"It's an engaging new volume chock full of illuminating, sometimes amusing entries on temporarily or permanently banned terms."
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of History, University of California, Irvine
"This is a fascinating study with important implications for anyone who is interested in the intellectual and political climate of contemporary China. Highly recommended."
Victor H. Mair, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, University of Pennsylvania
"What makes his blogand the book it has now spawnedso attractive is Ng's wit and erudition. Some entries in this Devil's Dictionary for digital times are simply descriptive, but many open surprising windows onto the wonderfully creative strategies Chinese internet users employ to circumvent blocks."
Times Literary Supplement
Praise for the Blocked on Weibo blog that inspired the book
"Blocked on Weibo is interesting for those with any knowledge of China and its Internet space, right from beginners to old hands."
Jon Russell, The Next Web
"Censorship nerds: check out Blocked on Weibo, an amazingly useful blog on what s blocked in China and why."
Andrew McLaughlin, VP of Tumblr, and former White House deputy chief technology officer
"A treasure."
Thomson Reuters
"
Praise for Blocked on Weibo
"It's an engaging new volume chock full of illuminating, sometimes amusing entries on temporarily or permanently banned terms."
--Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of History, University of California, Irvine

"This is a fascinating study with important implications for anyone who is interested in the intellectual and political climate of contemporary China. Highly recommended."
--Victor H. Mair, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, University of Pennsylvania

"What makes his blog--and the book it has now spawned--so attractive is Ng's wit and erudition. Some entries in this Devil's Dictionary for digital times are simply descriptive, but many open surprising windows onto the wonderfully creative strategies Chinese internet users employ to circumvent blocks."
--Times Literary Supplement

Praise for the Blocked on Weibo blog that inspired the book
"Blocked on Weibo is interesting for those with any knowledge of China and its Internet space, right from beginners to old hands."
--Jon Russell, The Next Web

"Censorship nerds: check out Blocked on Weibo, an amazingly useful blog on what's blocked in China and why."
--Andrew McLaughlin, VP of Tumblr, and former White House deputy chief technology officer

"A treasure."
--Thomson Reuters