This is a selection of resources on China’s digital transformation available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so that we can share them with our readers.
NLB print and digital resources
China online: Netspeak and wordplay used by over 700 million Chinese internet users
Young Chinese web-surfers are creating their own internet language using Baidu, China’s form of Google. Gain an insider’s view on how the new wave of Chinese youth communicate in code.
All rights reserved, Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing, 2014.
Youth and internet addiction in China
Learn about the conflicting attitudes towards “internet addiction” (wangyin) regarded by some parents as so severe that they have sought psychiatric help for their children. It contrasts the views of young people who see internet use, especially gaming, as a welcome escape from the dehumanising pressures of contemporary Chinese life vis-à-vis the approach of parents who medicalise internet overuse and insist that working hard for good school grades is the correct way to progress.
All rights reserved, New York: Routledge, 2014.
Reconfiguring class, gender, ethnicity and ethics in Chinese internet culture
New information technologies have come to reshape human relations, identities and communities both online and offline. Find out more about how the Chinese internet culture has provided an avenue to intervene in the otherwise monolithic narratives of identity and community.
All rights reserved, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2017.
The drivers of digital transformation: Why there’s no way around the cloud
Gain insights from leading experts of international corporations as they explore the role of digitalisation and cloud-based processes as the main business drivers of the 21st century. Chapter 9 looks at China as the forerunner in digitalisation and how the country has recognised the importance of digitilisation both for its industry and its people.
All rights reserved, Switzerland: Springer, 2017.
The twenty years of development of the Chinese Internet
The author argues that China’s internet journey started in 1994 and would have had a history of 20 years by 2014. The author also identifies four ways which the internet has impacted China’s economic development, namely advancement in information communication technology, enhancement of inter-industries integration, information consumption, industrial investment, acquisitions and other related business, and acceleration of business internationalisation.
New media and China’s social development
With the history of new media as a backdrop, read about the development of network technology and media applications in China as well as the relationship between new media and dynamics such as politics, economy, culture, lifestyle, traditional media, law and knowledge.
All rights reserved, Singapore: Springer, 2017.
Managing organizational complexities with digital enablement in China: A casebook
Learn more about the use of information technologies in organisations and government agencies in China through this in-depth book which looks at 17 case studies contributed from academics across the world. Featured companies include Alibaba, Haier, COFCO, JD.com, and Tencent, among many others.
All rights reserved, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2015.
Alibaba’s world: How a remarkable Chinese company is changing the face of global business
Be inspired by Jack Ma’s life journey as you discover how, having twice failed his college entrance exams, he rose from obscurity to found Alibaba and lead it from a struggling start-up to one of the world’s most dominant e-commerce player.
All rights reserved, London: Macmillan, 2015.
Six billion shoppers: The revolutionary new platforms that are serving the world
The author looks at e-commerce from China to India to Nigeria and explores how a new e-commerce boom is opening up opportunities for both entrepreneurs and global brands across new markets. The book further shares how to seize the massive opportunity created by emerging market consumers and offers practical tips on how to ride this new business trend.
All rights reserved, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2017.