A boundary-breaking book.... A snap review of some of the hottest issues in front of the Chinese public today.
(Daniel Little Understanding Society
Mr. Yang's work is essential reading.
(Rebecca MacKinnon Far Eastern Economic Review
This work represents a major advancement in scholarly research... unquestionably, it should be on reading lists for courses related to social and political development in China... it is highly recommended to all.
(Jonathan Sullivan The China Quarterly
Of interest to sociologists and students of mass communications... Recommended.
Essential reading for all those seeking a more nuanced account of the power of the internet in China than that provided by international media and human rights organizations.
(Colin Hawes The China Journal
Yang develops a lens that centers on concrete issues and situations that are both empirical-practical and conceptual-theoretical.
(Peter Marolt International Journal of Communication
The Power of the Internet in China by Yang Guobin is destined to be classic and obligatory reading for anyone interested in understanding the role of the internet in people's struggle for freedom, justice, and democracy in China.
(Lokman Tsui China Information
The Power of the Internet in China offers us not only a rich study of Chineseonline activism but also raises significant questions about China's civil society.
(Ming-Cheng Miriam Lo Contemporary Sociology
An attentive and richly detailed study of the Chinese Internetcertainly the best book I've read on the subject. Guobin Yang does a very fine job of summarizing new developments and vividly describing a variety of online communities.
(Patricia M. Thornton, University of Oxford)