Networked Chinawood: The Revealing Paradox of Sino-US Digital Media in China

Spring 2016 Grant Recipient


Aynne Kokas (Media Studies) China, the country with the world's most Internet users, offers US media/technology firms important market opportunities. Yet control of content via Chin's major media regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), demands collaboration between American firms seeking to enter the market and Chinese regulators. US media/technology companies have incentive to collaborate with Chinese partners to access users, even as US policymakers press to open Chin's Internet. My project examines attempted American digital media ventures in China to understand competition between innovation and control in the global media and technology industries.