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To download the following papers, please visit my SSRN Paper page.

Jiang, M. (Forthcoming). The business and politics of search engines: A comparative study of Baidu and Google’s search results of Internet events from China. New Media & Society.

* Top-tier new media journal; Impact factor: 1.394 (2011); Acceptance rate: 15%

* Theoretically, this article advances research on search filtering, search & social reality, as well as search bias. Methodologically, it offers a set of procedures and methodology for evaluating accessibility, overlap, ranking, and bias of search results.

Liu, Y., Barlowe, S., Luo, D., Feng, Y., Yang, J., & Jiang, M. (Forthcoming).Understanding the role of clustering-based visualization in exploring large text collections. Information Visualization.

* Top information visualization journal. Impact factor: 0.889 (2011).

* The article advances cognitive load theory to discern user information overload during visual exploration of large datasets. Methodologically, it offers a comprehensive methodology (experiment, survey, and interviews) to assess user cognitive load.

Jiang, M., & Buzzanell, P. (2012). Qualitative research on communication and conflict. In J. Oetzel & S. Ting-Toomy (Eds.), (2nd Ed.). The Sage handbook of conflict communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

* The 1st edition of this book won Distinguished Book Award from the Communication & Social Cognition Division of the National Communication Association (NCA). This chapter fills a significant gap in the conflict communication literature through a thorough review of recent qualitative research in this area since 2005, emphasizing theoretical paradigms (e.g. phenomenology, critical/cultural, postmodern), qualitative methodologies, and multi-level analysis from interpersonal conflict to international /intercultural conflict [1,6000 Words]

Jiang, M. (2012). Chinese Internet events (Wang luo shi jian). In Ashley Esarey and Randy Kluver (Eds.), The Internet in China: Online business, information, distribution, and social connectivity. New York: Berkshire Publishing.

* The book, peer reviewed, is the first comprehensive handbook on the Chinese Internet, featuring some of the best research in the field.

* This article advances the theorization of Internet events. Borrowing dramatistic pentad, it focuses on the actors, issues, causes, places, and mobilization of Chinese online activism.

Jiang, M. (2012). Authoritarian informationalism: China’s approach to Internet sovereignty. In P. O’Neil. & R. Rogowski (Eds.), Essential readings of comparative politics (4th Ed.). New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

*This is a reprint of the journal article that appeared in SAIS Review of International Affairs in 2010. A popular graduate/undergraduate textbook, it features selected works by classic thinkers, contemporary scholars, and more recent publications like mine.

Jiang, M. (2012). Internet companies in China: Dancing between the Party line and the bottom line. Asian Visions, 47.

* Asie Visions is an Asian affairs journal affiliated with the French Institute of International Relations, a Paris-based independent research institution ranked 8th globally in 2010.

* This article advances a historical/theoretical periodization of Chinese Internet policies: liberalization, regulation, and state capitalism. It also offers an overview of the current Chinese Internet industry and state policies toward indigenous, foreign, and state-sponsored firms with a case study of three search engines. [14,500 words]

Jiang, M. (2011). Chinese Internet sovereignty. In Instantane 2012: Un etat de la relation du politique au numerique (Snapshot 2012: State of the relationship of digital policy), pp.44-53. Paris, France: PolitisLab’ A CEIS Project on Public Affairs and Communication.

* This article, geared toward French-speaking audiences with an interest in international Internet politics, discusses China’s approach toward Internet governance.

Jiang, M. (2010). Authoritarian informationalism: China’s approach to Internet sovereignty. SAIS Review of International Affairs, 30 (2), 71-89.

* Top 10 most frequently downloaded articles of the journal since 1981 [end of 2011]. Previous notable contributors to the journal include Madeline Albright and Paul Wolfowitz. The same issue includes contributions from Alex Ross, Senior Advisor to Secretary Clinton for innovation and researchers at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. This article is invited. [9,000 words]

* This article made three contributions: theorization of Internet sovereignty, regime legitimacy, and authoritarian informationalism in non-democratic societies.

Jiang, M. (2010). Authoritarian deliberation on Chinese Internet. Electronic Journal of Communication, 20 (3&4).

* This journal features themed issues edited by top communication scholars in specific research areas. This issue was peer-reviewed and edited by top scholars in the field.

* This article extends authoritarian deliberation to cyberspace, distinguishes authoritarian deliberation from democratic types, weak publics from strong publics, and conceptualizes the Chinese Internet in four major components centered on the state.

Jiang, M. (2010). Spaces of authoritarian deliberation: Online public deliberation in China. In Ethan Leib and Baogang He (Eds.), The Search for Deliberative Democracy in China (2nd ed.), (pp. 261-287). New York, NY: Palgrave.

* This is a revised version of the journal article that appeared in Electronic Journal of Communication in 2010. My article contributes to deliberation research in non-democratic countries in a book that features some of the world’s top scholars on deliberation such as John Dryzek of ANU and James Fishkin of Stanford.

Jiang, M. & Xu, H. (2009). Exploring online structures on Chinese government portals: Citizen political participation and government legitimation. Social Science Computer Review, 27, 174-195.

* Top-tier social computing, social science journal; Impact factor: 1.075 (2011); Acceptance rate: 25%; 2nd author helped code data for the project.

* This article advances theories of online political participation in non-democratic countries. Methodologically, it offers a comprehensive scheme to evaluate government websites. The article is cited by multiple disciplines and included in UN’s e-government archive.

Jiang, M. (2008). Authoritarian deliberation: Public deliberation in China. New Media and the Social Reform (pp. 273-290). Proceedings of the 2008 Global Communication Forum, Shanghai, China, 21-22, June, 2008. Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

* This conference proceeding compares public deliberation institutions in both China and Western democracies and maps out important venues for of public participation, key to social reforms.  

 

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