China Online: Netspeak and Wordplay Used by over 700 Million Chinese Internet Users

  • Publish Date: 2015-03-10
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Veronique Michel

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Dive into China's new web-based subculture of tech-savy, subversive netizens with China Online!

Using Baidu, China's form of Google, young Chinese web-surfers are creating their own language on the Internet. With this book, you can get an insider's view of the way the new wave of Chinese youth communicates in code. Author and translator Vronique Michel guides you on a tour of the lifestyles inhabiting modern-day tribes on the Internet:

  • The Moonlight or Starlight Tribe
  • The Ant Tribe
  • The Corporate Insects
  • The Diamond Man
China Online describes a youth culture in transitionusing humor and creativity to survive in a hugely competitive environment. They enjoy punsincluding the ingenious talking numbers used to say more things with fewer keystrokes and characters. There is a great deal that lies under the surface. Learn the secret netspeak used by over half a billion of the coolest people in China, and be in the know!

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